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Software for Corbels & Legs

11/23/14       
Adam B  Member

We are looking at a nested CNC with a lathe on it. Does anyone have recommendations for software to draw and create toolpaths for the lathe? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

11/23/14       #2: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
james mcgrew Member

Website: http://mcgrewwoodwork.com

I use Aspire.. You can purchase hundreds of ready .STL files for all of the parts you are asking for.

I had a Rotary on my last CNC and did not go that route on the new ATC, one reason is for the learning curve and production of corbels and legs time and application wise it was still far less $$$ and time to just purchase them. Kinda like RP doors. By the time you get the equipment and software for the few you need (and If you need a lot a single cnc and rotary will not keep up) you may wish you took a different route,, make cabinets Buy doors and corbels..

Now when I did kitchens I did do my own cartoches and mouldings.

11/23/14       #3: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
Adam B  Member

I read somewhere that you are kind of limited on the rotary axis with Aspire?
We do alot of legs for an architect and most of the time it needs to be a custom made leg and we have had a couple of instances of different leg manufacturers were unable to create the leg for us. We are not looking to make that many corbels and legs but when there is a special situation we can make them in house.

11/23/14       #4: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
james mcgrew Member

If you have the volume of need then you know the limits and expense. if I get a custom leg or two I just call up my ole friend Mike Mezalik and have some one make them

11/24/14       #5: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
Michael Mezalick

Website: http://www.carveddetails.com

Adam,
There are limitations with any software..Here is a custom leg we recently did.
I'll be glad to help if I can...
Thanks Jim for the mention.


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11/25/14       #6: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
Adam B  Member

Michael, are you using aspire? Are you able to machine three sides on a corbel with it?

11/25/14       #7: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
Michael Mezalick

Website: http://www.carveddetails.com

Adam,
I mostly use Aspire, but I do use a few for special items.
I can do a 3 sided corbel on the rotary.
I'll post a picture tomorrow of one I'm working.

11/26/14       #8: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
Michael Mezalick

Website: http://www.carveddetails.com

Adam,
Here is a picture of a support that I am going to cut on my CNC..The file is almost finished and I'll be cutting it during the Christmas break....it's just for fun.


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11/26/14       #9: Software for Corbels & Legs ...
james mcgrew Member

Website: http://mcgrewwoodwork.com

Mike Mezalik did these files for me, You can get Quite crafty with Aspire yet as with any software you will have to learn it.

the atals will be 7'10" oncompletion and made asa a mold to create GFRC statues to hold up the entrance of a house.

the Foam model is 36" tall, Ialways run several test to work and rework the model to get the best outcome.


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