two sided box top

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two sided box top

Postby gpeck » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:39 pm

in order to cut a box top for a box shaped like an apple, i need to have the top layer match up with the lower layer grove that fits in the box. when i tool path my index holes on the top and then mirror them horizontaly on the spoilboard the holes do not match. they are off by about .04.. what may i have done wrong>>>>>>??????
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Re: two sided box top

Postby tonydude » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:13 am

Have you watched the tutorials ... ideo_id=51 and other related ones? What program are you using vcarve pro or aspire?


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Re: two sided box top

Postby gpeck » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:07 pm

I am useing vcarave pro 8.5.. Does it matter where the index holes are out put on the spoilboard as long as they are a copy of the top?? thanks for any info.. Looks like 9v has some good things in it.
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Re: two sided box top

Postby KevinO » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:19 pm

You have to make sure that your index holes are symmetrical around x=0, y-o. Otherwise, your top and bottom patterns will not line up properly.
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