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Forum: Jim Becker Today, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
That is indeed appreciated!!!!

That is indeed appreciated!!!!
Forum: Jim Becker Today, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Call and have a conversation with Ron...he's...

Call and have a conversation with Ron...he's pretty good with setting expectations.
Forum: Jim Becker Today, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
So that's an interesting thing...I was running it...

So that's an interesting thing...I was running it "really slow" relative to feed, but after a conversation with Ron at Precise Bits, I was wasting time. For his three flute .022" cutter, we worked...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! Today, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
The 1.7kw is pretty good on the...

The 1.7kw is pretty good on the SR-44 given the achievable feeds and limited distance for acceleration. I haven't felt the need for the 3kw spindle with "what I do", but for someone...
Forum: Jim Becker Today, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Wow...I didn't realize that thing was strung so...

Wow...I didn't realize that thing was strung so heavy! But it sounds like it's aimed at a more "baritone" sound which with his jazz style makes for an instant band with bass and guitar...just add a...
Forum: Jim Becker Today, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Terry, that 7-string is a gorgeous instrument! I...

Terry, that 7-string is a gorgeous instrument! I love the clean lines and with the hardtail bridge, the geometry is nice and co-planer between the neck and the body. Warmoth makes excellent...
Forum: Jim Becker Today, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
.022" end mill. :) Yea...tiny thang... ...

.022" end mill. :) Yea...tiny thang...
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Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! Yesterday, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
My 1.7kw spindle is very quiet ... only the...

My 1.7kw spindle is very quiet ... only the cutters make noise. When cutting soft material like plastic or HDU, I can stand there right next to the machine and have a conversation and don't need...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Nice work, Steve! Do be careful reaching over to...

Nice work, Steve! Do be careful reaching over to the machine with those cutters having the pointy ends up...bleeding can ensue! LOL
Forum: Jim Becker 07-13-2019, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Aspire 9.5. I did "start" with some files from...

Aspire 9.5. I did "start" with some files from Alex Navaro to get a feel for things, particularly the headstock modeling since I wanted to change that. The $45 investment was worth the learning that...
Forum: Jim Becker 07-13-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Jim Becker
First Guitar Build

I previously hinted that I was going to do some electric guitar building in various places and am happy to say that I completed the first build today with the exception of a little more setup work....
Forum: CAMheads How 2 07-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Jim Becker
The connection for the air supply uses standard...

The connection for the air supply uses standard 1/4" components...nothing special.

Perhaps something has changed, but my 1.7kw spindle came with an ER25 collet setup, not an ER20. Maybe they use a...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 07-11-2019, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
My 1.7kw spindle has an ER25 collet system. ...

My 1.7kw spindle has an ER25 collet system.

Air for the counterbalance is minimal...it doesn't "use" air like a nailer or other tool, per se...it just uses pressure to assist balancing the weight...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 07-11-2019, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Truly beautiful and clever work!!

Truly beautiful and clever work!!
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-10-2019, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Sounds like a nice setup, John!

Sounds like a nice setup, John!
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-10-2019, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
John, I actually do not want to move, but the...

John, I actually do not want to move, but the reality is that in a few years it may be more practical to down-size for my spouse and I. I'm already retired (although comfortable financially) at 62...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Jim Becker
Mike, I have a few Nordfab type quick disconnects...

Mike, I have a few Nordfab type quick disconnects in my shop for a couple of overhead drops that don't need to be in place all the time as well as for over the CNC. If I were going to redo my...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-08-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,342
Posted By Jim Becker
HVAC wyes can be re-crimped, but they also...

HVAC wyes can be re-crimped, but they also require a bit of extra work to seal to avoid leaking as they tend to be just "slapped together". HVAC folks are not quite as anal about leaks as folks doing...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-06-2019, 09:18 AM
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Views: 314
Posted By Jim Becker
Clean and beautiful!!

Clean and beautiful!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By Jim Becker
https://qaf05a.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mQnyco8CbktBfOQ...

https://qaf05a.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mQnyco8CbktBfOQPpiq1qCZVv7X0EBzwXZ4huUGN2r4MPsGQBuRyPsvR02MDS02Y901DWWAzJPc_3e3kVITQXQIqiGz7WZysiKMoFCrOzwHPovUtQUHn7kdGcyRMNfC_WnZzFqtkso3_6BeEZ8kMa1WGQ1zBmgOT5yT2i...
Forum: Camps, Training, Meetings 07-02-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Jim Becker
'Glad you had a great session out in SK! And...

'Glad you had a great session out in SK! And yea...that fellow does do nice work of all kinds.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By Jim Becker
Honestly...nature of the beast. Cuts like that...

Honestly...nature of the beast. Cuts like that require hearing protection.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-29-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Jim Becker
As an aside, my good friend Sam Blasco...

As an aside, my good friend Sam Blasco (SCM/Minimax) lives in that area of Texas...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-22-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Jim Becker
Congratulations on joining the tribe, Cary! Very...

Congratulations on joining the tribe, Cary! Very nice machine and I'm sure you'll enjoy it for a very long time. I'm a year in and loving every minute of it.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-21-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Jim Becker
Sam, have you asked Michael about what would be...

Sam, have you asked Michael about what would be involved to replace key components like those servo motors with current technology to make it easier to deal with replacements? If the OEM manufacturer...
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