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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By guitarwes
Good to see another steel Panther owner. Do you...

Good to see another steel Panther owner. Do you have the ATC? If so, the factory dust boot works great. If not, you'll want to enclose the entire bottom end of the spindle for maximum efficiency.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-31-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By guitarwes
Here here. A Happy and Prosperous New Year to...

Here here. A Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone. It's been one of the busiest years in my life and I am truly blessed. Thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum, y'all are a bunch of...
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 12-28-2020, 09:48 AM
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Views: 901
Posted By guitarwes
Congrats. Why don't you drop some of that off in...

Congrats. Why don't you drop some of that off in Ga on your way south? Most people from up north eventually land in Florida. I've never heard of someone down here and retiring up north.
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By guitarwes
Here’s a pic of the stack showing the insulator. ...

Here’s a pic of the stack showing the insulator. The height of the end of the metal duct is just over 6’ above the table.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By guitarwes
I ran a 6" metal duct over to the middle point of...

I ran a 6" metal duct over to the middle point of my machine and then a 45 degree joint necked down to 4" so that I would have the least flex hose necessary to reach all corners. I do have a 2' pvc...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 12-18-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By guitarwes
Farm Sign

Made a couple of dimensional signs for Christmas presents from wives to their husbands. Here's one that's finished. 36" diameter. 1.5" thick 15# HDU with PVC inset letters and panels. Hand...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 12-17-2020, 12:33 PM
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Views: 173
Posted By guitarwes
Nice work as always TR. I'm working on 2 right...

Nice work as always TR. I'm working on 2 right now that are Christmas gifts from wives to their husbands. Both are dimensional and have the same color scheme but very different in design with some...
Forum: New Forum Members 12-16-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By guitarwes
Ditto on the virtual shop tour if you want to do...

Ditto on the virtual shop tour if you want to do Facetime.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By guitarwes
I've played a couple guitars but never make any. ...

I've played a couple guitars but never make any. Jim Becker on here makes some nice ones. Check out his work.
Forum: Panther Series 12-15-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By guitarwes
Call Michael at Tech Support and let him walk you...

Call Michael at Tech Support and let him walk you thru fixing it.
Forum: New Forum Members 12-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By guitarwes
I'm a good ways away from you, about 40 miles...

I'm a good ways away from you, about 40 miles west of Savannah, Ga. I cut lots of marine plastic for boating accessories. If you want to call me, PM me and I'll give you my number. There is a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-15-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By guitarwes
Looks great. It's too shiny though, please throw...

Looks great. It's too shiny though, please throw some sawdust on it. :)
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By guitarwes
You may want to recalculate the size of that AL...

You may want to recalculate the size of that AL sheet with your 5' table before you get it home. ;) I know it was probably just a typo.

Good idea on the BB ply as a economical base for the...
Forum: Stinger III 11-23-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By guitarwes
Alot of companies suggest 2- 10hp blowers or Vane...

Alot of companies suggest 2- 10hp blowers or Vane pumps for a 4X8 or bigger table. So don't waste your money on the the 2hp blowers unless you are going to use them for dedicated Vac pods.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-23-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By guitarwes
King ColorCore

King ColorCore
Forum: Panther Series 11-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By guitarwes
YES, everything is in inches. I have a newer...

YES, everything is in inches. I have a newer Panther, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. These are great machines (apart from operator error of which I have had my share).
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-17-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By guitarwes
I concur with Jim and Eric. I usually cut .75"...

I concur with Jim and Eric. I usually cut .75" BB with a 1/4" downcut bit in a Climb direction leaving an onion skin, then the cut thru pass with a 1/4" compression in a Conventional direction. The...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 11-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By guitarwes
I made a typo, I meant to say ".....try a ramping...

I made a typo, I meant to say ".....try a ramping inside PROFILE cut for the holes....."
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 11-12-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By guitarwes
Oh how I wish Vectric would come out with a...

Oh how I wish Vectric would come out with a ramping interpolating pocket toolpath for holes. A member on here wrote a gadget for this but it looks like it has to be programmed and set at certain XY...
Forum: New Forum Members 11-12-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By guitarwes
MDF will be fine for what you need. If you plan...

MDF will be fine for what you need. If you plan on using vacuum, MDF will be fine for that also and it's more readily available than LDF.
As far as learning Vcarve, you are a step ahead having...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-10-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By guitarwes
@ kjoiner- yes, yes, yes, and yes. I live...

@ kjoiner- yes, yes, yes, and yes.

I live about 40 miles west of Savannah in rural Ga and I went to the IWF show in ATL 2 years ago, first time I had been to ATL in about 15 years and I think the...
Forum: FUSION 360 11-04-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By guitarwes
I would contact CAMaster technical support to let...

I would contact CAMaster technical support to let them guide you to the correct post-processor and Recoil setup for Fusion360.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By guitarwes
1/8" downcut, 1 pass leaving .03 in a CLIMB cut...

1/8" downcut, 1 pass leaving .03 in a CLIMB cut direction using 12k rpm 120ipm. (carbidetoolsource.com, you can get like 5 of them for $26. I get the .75" LOC so I can cut 3/4" plywood also).
Then...
Forum: Router Bits 10-29-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By guitarwes
To overstate the obvious, what you want to cut...

To overstate the obvious, what you want to cut determines what bits you need. You are better off buying specific bits than sets of bits.
If I were to put together a starter set for wood/plywood/MDF...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-27-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By guitarwes
Yes, Jim is correct when they crate them and...

Yes, Jim is correct when they crate them and stick them in the back of a container or box truck. Sorry about the confusion. My Panther was not crated and came on the back of a flatbed truck and we...
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