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jdanforth
08-27-2012, 01:03 PM
I would really like to make some 4x8 panels covered in the kind of textures seen in this ShopBot promo photo.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/524267_486325611378880_1925471515_n.jpg

I know that there are a dozen ways of going about this process but I'm hoping someone can show me a quick tutorial for recreating the texture shown at the top right. I have access to an Alpha, Aspire, Cut3D, and Cut2D via TechShop.

I have seen tutorials for doing this in Rhino but I'm hoping there's an easier way.

Thanks!

khaos
08-27-2012, 02:06 PM
If I get my real work done :) I will post a tutorial for this tonight.:cool: If you are using something other than Aspire 2.5 some of the buttons and stuff will be different. I think that you will 'get it' :D

rcnewcomb
08-27-2012, 03:43 PM
Here is a link to the texturing tutorial video on the Vectric site: ->Link (http://www.vectric.eu/support/VCarvePro/V5/videos/3D_Texturing/3D_Texturing.html)

adrianm
08-27-2012, 03:47 PM
And here's another video (http://www.vectric.org/video/aspire3/2d_mach/b18-25d-texturing-panels-web-web_media/b18-2_5d-texturing-panels-web.html) showing some texture techniques with VCarve and Aspire

grant_bailey
08-27-2012, 04:03 PM
The easiest way to get that texture in a 4x8 is to buy it here:

Textured Panels (http://www.texturedpanels.com)

I created that texture and I could help you out. My number is on the site if you want to get in touch.

Grant

adrianm
08-27-2012, 04:56 PM
Blimey I'm in the wrong business....

jdanforth
08-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Thanks for all the links and suggestions.

Grant, I hope I haven't offended you. I appreciate your offer for help very much. I might just give you a ring since I see you're in North Carolina also.

grant_bailey
08-27-2012, 06:41 PM
No offense taken! I'm flattered that you like my design. I'll be interested to hear about your project and if I can help I will.

Mayo
08-27-2012, 10:22 PM
When making panels like those, do you have to do anything to the back of the panel to keep it from cupping or warping?

And would this vary depending on if the material is MDF or urethane foam?

grant_bailey
08-27-2012, 10:33 PM
MDF varies widely and the cupping is definitely a recurring phenomenon. The more inconsistent the MDF's density throughout the panel, the more tendency to warp it has. Naturally it's best to find an MDF source that doesn't cup very badly so you don't have to do any more than is necessary to keep it flat. Flakeboard Premier is excellent. We used some MDF while we were at IWF that was from Horizon Forest Products that seemed to be quite good - I think it may have actually been a low density MDF but it was very consistent. The urethane foams I have machined on had very consistent density throughout and I did not notice a tendency to warp. In the interest of full disclosure I have not made any textured panels from urethane foam. While it may not have a cupping problem it does have a $150/sheet problem.

jdanforth
08-27-2012, 11:05 PM
When making panels like those, do you have to do anything to the back of the panel to keep it from cupping or warping?

And would this vary depending on if the material is MDF or urethane foam?

I have seen some samples from other companies. That stuff was 1/2" MDF laminated to 1/2" plywood. That seemed like a pretty damn good idea to me.

Mounting is a concern for me. I'm leaning towards simply mounting to the drywall in my house with Liquid Nails... That does have a small problem of being hilariously permanent...

khaos
08-27-2012, 11:58 PM
I would really like to make some 4x8 panels covered in the kind of textures seen in this ShopBot promo photo.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/524267_486325611378880_1925471515_n.jpg

I know that there are a dozen ways of going about this process but I'm hoping someone can show me a quick tutorial for recreating the texture shown at the top right. I have access to an Alpha, Aspire, Cut3D, and Cut2D via TechShop.

I have seen tutorials for doing this in Rhino but I'm hoping there's an easier way.

Thanks!

Here (http://joesboats.com/sbtuts/texturedpanels/) is a < 5 minute tutorial in aspire 2.5 on how to make the upper right panel + a bonus panel for good measure.

I think I will make these panels for the mid atlantic bot gathering at Angus' shop. Anyone interested in seeing them?

HTH,

jdanforth
08-29-2012, 01:47 PM
Here (http://joesboats.com/sbtuts/texturedpanels/) is a < 5 minute tutorial in aspire 2.5 on how to make the upper right panel + a bonus panel for good measure.

I think I will make these panels for the mid atlantic bot gathering at Angus' shop. Anyone interested in seeing them?

HTH,

This was tremendously helpful, thank you!

khaos
08-29-2012, 04:37 PM
This was tremendously helpful, thank you!

You are most welcome.

johnh
08-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Joe, Very well done. Many thanks. Thats a easy to follow, fantastic explanation of 2rail sweep.

khaos
08-30-2012, 02:15 AM
Joe, Very well done. Many thanks. Thats a easy to follow, fantastic explanation of 2rail sweep.

Thanks. Its very powerful especially when used 'out of the box' :)

cabnet636
09-01-2012, 08:05 AM
150.00 per sheet, 4 x 8 (150/32 = 4.68 ) i get 35.00 finishd and installed. 32 x = 35.00 =1120.00 per sheet,


Charge a bit less for 1" hdf 3/4" mdf, yet always lay up a phenolic backer on sheet, just a few bucks yet no warp !!

grants files look great and i will be using them !!

grant_bailey
09-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the compliment, James! I look forward to helping you with anything you need!

Phenolic backer eh? That sounds like a good solution - what type of phenolic do you use and in what thickness, if you don't mind my asking?

Grant

cabnet636
09-01-2012, 06:00 PM
backer sheet is common in military and architectural specs and offsets the warp when a sheet is unbalanced

http://www.wilsonart.com/productlib/techdata/laminate/BackersTD.pdf

we have also done it as simple as spraying laquer on the back !

grant_bailey
09-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Thats really useful info, thanks!

larry_k
09-24-2012, 09:35 AM
I seen the texture panels and was wondering what bits you all are using
I seen thes bits http://www.eagleamerica.com/product/v130-2815/ea_-_molding_bits would thes work thanks larry

cabnet636
09-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Might take a couple of passes depending on spindle/router capabilitys, most of my coolest ones are a 2" ballnose bit,