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Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By TimPa
Wow Doug - what a great offer!! you da man!!

Wow Doug - what a great offer!!

you da man!!
Forum: Stinger II 09-10-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By TimPa
strain relief

worked many years for a defense contractor, and a requirement we always had was to provide "strain relief" for cables. that is, a mechanical support for the weight of the cable, as well as any other...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-05-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By TimPa
looks like you are well on your way for that one...

looks like you are well on your way for that one (date?). i have never had an Ithaca cross my bench, looks interesting for sure. will have to look them up...

good luck, let us know how it works...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 09-04-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By TimPa
when cutting material on the table, does the Z...

when cutting material on the table, does the Z axis cut accurate depths?

if you move the spindle/router directly over the a axis, and "keyboard command" a z axis travel say 1/8", is it accurate...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By TimPa
That's impressive!!! [clap]

That's impressive!!!

[clap]
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By TimPa
i'm one of those guys chasing thousandths of an...

i'm one of those guys chasing thousandths of an inch. i've found that the fuzz left from a cut through, can easily be .008" under the next sheet/board stock. i keep a block sander handy and swipe a...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-03-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By TimPa
great work! i have been repairing clocks for...

great work! i have been repairing clocks for about 20 years now, have never seen a weight driven clock like that model, with the calendar!

if you are just getting into it, you may consider...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By TimPa
thanks for the advice - "leads" is an option i...

thanks for the advice - "leads" is an option i haven't learned yet. so hold my ankles - I'm going in!
[book]
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By TimPa
implementing all of your suggestions has greatly...

implementing all of your suggestions has greatly improved the quality of the cuts. i have one tooling mark i am having difficulty eliminating - the "start point" of the profile cut out. I believe...
Forum: Stinger II 08-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By TimPa
you may consider visiting a shop with a CAMaster,...

you may consider visiting a shop with a CAMaster, or better yet with the machines you are considering. there is a camhead map where you can look for local owners, or post it here and likely someone...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By TimPa
glad to see they have a full house!

glad to see they have a full house!
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By TimPa
sorry, here is the pic...

sorry, here is the pic...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By TimPa
lubrication

First time lubricator here... (rant)

finding it a treat, not. have the Hiwin substitutes on our Panther. on the Y axis linear bearings, zerk fittings were installed at factory, see pic.

a...
Forum: Shop Talk 08-22-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,890
Posted By TimPa
do you think the blade stop was not as quick to...

do you think the blade stop was not as quick to respond because the blade was spinning down?


we have a realtively new CAMaster cnc and 2 sawstops in the shop - i'll warn the others[nih] but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By TimPa
not an expert, but i suspect that the...

not an expert, but i suspect that the failure/issue is bearing related. not many more "wear parts" in a spindle (most spindles are vfd driven and don't have brushes). if you were able to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By TimPa
thank you for all the great advice, i will try...

thank you for all the great advice, i will try them all.

am using a 3/8" spiral dc

fwiw, my first several attempts started with the carpet hold down, and had lines then. i thought maybe too...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By TimPa
cut quality

have made only a 3 signs and 20 beer paddle flights on our new panther. this is my first attempt at a thicker project. having trouble with the cut quality around the outside surface (profile cut). ...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 08-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,146
Posted By TimPa
well done Brady - what an inspiration!!!

well done Brady - what an inspiration!!!
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 08-07-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By TimPa
wow, Charlie, you nailed it, fast!!!!!

wow, Charlie, you nailed it, fast!!!!!
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-06-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By TimPa
looks like an interesting approach. if you...

looks like an interesting approach.

if you ordered the laser pointer, you may try what i did. if not, you can use a v bit and just drop the point in a few thousands. move the laser to the same...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-31-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By TimPa
great info Terry. did you send it to camaster,...

great info Terry. did you send it to camaster, or the laser manufacturer (if so, who was that)? thanks!
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-31-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By TimPa
yes, a voltage check at the wires will tell you...

yes, a voltage check at the wires will tell you if voltage is being applied to that point of the circuit. i do not know what operating voltage the laser requires, ac or dc. my guess would be a dc...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-30-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By TimPa
i would look at the wiring to the laser, and the...

i would look at the wiring to the laser, and the connection on the end... does it twist off? i am not familiar with all of them. it may have a Molex connector (white plastic) in the wire run as...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-30-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By TimPa
open WinCNC, and look under the "view" tab across...

open WinCNC, and look under the "view" tab across the top. i have to initialize first on the panther to turn on the laser, not sure on the stinger...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-30-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By TimPa
not an expert, but have a few ideas... i...

not an expert, but have a few ideas...

i assume that you are clicking on the Laser On button. you can call up the input/output tables in WINcnc. i think the laser output is P4B4 on my Panther. ...
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