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Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By pkcamaster2
Specific comment by Gary Campbell about ULDF vs...

Specific comment by Gary Campbell about ULDF vs MDF:

"There is a cutoff point somewhere between 10 & 15 inHg where ULDF and MDF make a difference to performance. In reality it may be more related...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By pkcamaster2
This morning I came in and tested the table...

This morning I came in and tested the table (which I surfaced last night @ 7pm.) All 4 of the "major" zones (4' wide zones running North-South on the Y axis) showed variations which had to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By pkcamaster2
I'm using ULDF purchased directly from Camaster...

I'm using ULDF purchased directly from Camaster when I purchased the machine 18 months ago. Glued to the plenum - no plastic bolts.

This has been a consistent problem since I bought the machine...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By pkcamaster2
Yes, the vacuum is always on when surfacing. ...

Yes, the vacuum is always on when surfacing.

Yes, resurfacing now will largely lower the center of the table. And, yet, this was done less than 2 weeks ago. For two weeks every cut was close to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By pkcamaster2
Table / spoilboard won't remain flat

So, this problem arises shortly after we surface our spoilboard. It is perfectly flat after surfacing (checked with gauge mounted in spindle moved across entire table) and yet soon thereafter...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By pkcamaster2
Lamello Zeta P2 TAP & post processing

Is anyone using Lamello's CNC cutter (blade # DP 100.4x7x30 Z3) successfully? I'm trying to figure out how to create a tool path which produces the desired "Z axis jump" but my experience w/ 3D...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By pkcamaster2
Build a C-axis? I think this is waaaaaay above...

Build a C-axis? I think this is waaaaaay above my pay grade. [lol]

Any threads / tutorials available explaining the process? I believe my Stinger used the 'lathe' space as an "A-axis", correct?...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By pkcamaster2
Aggregate heads

Is anyone using one of these? Any suggestions for brands to pursue/avoid?

I saw a few options from Techniks @ the IWFS (while wandering around with fellow Camheader Jim Biddle) but I've also read...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By pkcamaster2
My "F" value was set to 508. (I'm using metric...

My "F" value was set to 508. (I'm using metric for everything so this must have just been a conversion by Camaster when I got the machine.) . So, I changed it to 50 just to slow it down... This...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-06-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By pkcamaster2
Z-axis speeds smashes into tool measurement disc

So, I haven't booted up the CNC in several weeks (yes, it hurts every day it's turned off) and for some reason almost all WinCNC macros lost the end bracket on every COMMENT section. (See attached.)...
Forum: CAMASTER TRAINING AND MEETINGS 07-14-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,919
Posted By pkcamaster2
AWFS Vegas this week?

Anyone attending?
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By pkcamaster2
I see the following but it's not actually calling...

I see the following but it's not actually calling the "SPINDLE_ON.mac" macro, is it? It says "SPINDLE ON" but it does not say "SPINDLE_ON.mac".?

" M3 [91]SPINDLE ON[93]"

If I create a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By pkcamaster2
Disable dust boot CLOSE command???

Where / when does the "Dustboot_Closed.mac" (and "Dustboot_Open.mac) file get called?? In the Post Processor??

I'd like to be able to set up a post processor which does NOT use the Dust Boot so I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-29-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By pkcamaster2
Amana has the 7" OAL (4.5" LOC) up-cut end mill...

Amana has the 7" OAL (4.5" LOC) up-cut end mill (thank you - I hadn't seen this one.)
...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By pkcamaster2
Using Cobra to cut 4.5" tall countertops?

I have a nice panel saw (EdgeTech CTS730) which does it's job well cutting through 4.5" tall postform laminate backsplashes and also routing the bolt slots underneath.

I am simply wondering if...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-17-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By pkcamaster2
I hate to be dense but... I cannot find a...

I hate to be dense but...

I cannot find a good explanation of exactly how to use G28. I searched this forum and it found zero threads w/ G28.? (Even though this thread contains multiple...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By pkcamaster2
Hot wire tool?

I just saw this video and was thinking it could be a handy way to cut foam for packaging (until a product has enough volume to justify purchasing large quantities from a packaging company.)
...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-11-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By pkcamaster2
Adjust pop up pins?

I was going to "trim" a sheet of 5'x5' baltic birch. I just wanted to trim a few millimeters around the perimeter to be sure it was square (since my two-sided operations in Vectric weren't working...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-18-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,290
Posted By pkcamaster2
ULINE has two options. Capacity of 3000lbs =...

ULINE has two options. Capacity of 3000lbs = $903 or 2200lbs = $767.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 03-11-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,817
Posted By pkcamaster2
For what it's worth... Surfacing my Cobra...

For what it's worth...

Surfacing my Cobra using the Amana RC-2251 w/ the MDF blades (HMA12 & HCK70) @ 500ipm & 8000rpm worked best. I could go as high as 1200ipm & 18000rpm but there were some...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By pkcamaster2
The solution arrived from, of course, an old...

The solution arrived from, of course, an old Camheads thread.

A fellow told me to consider / try "backer rod" (available at Ace True Value) so I googled it and Russell Crawford had already...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By pkcamaster2
Yes, I am a cabinet builder but I also do a lot...

Yes, I am a cabinet builder but I also do a lot of cutting of products / parts on 6/4 hardwoods (38"x9") which I need to hold in place. I don't think any amount of vacuum is strong enough to hold...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By pkcamaster2
I'll be placing an MDF fixture directly on the...

I'll be placing an MDF fixture directly on the plenum and using vacuum to hold it in place. The rubber gasket forms a seal on the underside of the fixture (5' x 1') so when I turn on the vacuum it...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By pkcamaster2
Yes, I believe you are correct. And this was one...

Yes, I believe you are correct. And this was one of my concerns. Since the "channels" are exactly 1/2" deep/wide a 1/2" seal doesn't stick up above the surface.

p.s. On another note I'm hoping...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By pkcamaster2
.5" vs .625" rubber gasket ?

I'm preparing to buy some solid round seal from Trim-lok (unless someone has a better solution/vendor in mind) but I'm not sure which cord thickness to use. Trim-lok sent me a sample (.5") but it...
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