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Forum: New Forum Members 11-25-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Charlie_L
Another perspective on table size. For those not...

Another perspective on table size. For those not using the vacuum or screws or double stick tape, remember it often requires table surface to clamp things down to the table. That means the table...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 11-23-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Charlie_L
Some size VFDs for the spindles create 3 phases...

Some size VFDs for the spindles create 3 phases from single phase. I know that is the case for my size.
Forum: New Forum Members 11-22-2020, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Charlie_L
Welcome... If you can find someone on the map...

Welcome...
If you can find someone on the map near you that you can visit, that will be extremely helpful in your decisions.
From reading your list, I would think you might end up with the Stinger...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 11-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Charlie_L
Many have posted really good thoughts on holding...

Many have posted really good thoughts on holding our work. I really like some of the ideas from Russell, like this posting.
https://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=2666
Forum: Jim Becker 11-20-2020, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Charlie_L
Nicely done. Sometimes you just have to get them...

Nicely done. Sometimes you just have to get them started. She may be back when the item is really expensive and she remembers that Dad can do it for free!!
Forum: New Forum Members 11-19-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Charlie_L
The WinCNC needs to open the .tap file. It is a...

The WinCNC needs to open the .tap file. It is a text file Vcarve saves as a toolpath. Perhaps this video might help?
...
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-15-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 160
Posted By Charlie_L
I made the same mistake my first day. Welcome to...

I made the same mistake my first day. Welcome to the club!!
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-15-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 160
Posted By Charlie_L
What was the learning to share?

What was the learning to share?
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 160
Posted By Charlie_L
Cabling? Is it in the correct port on the...

Cabling?
Is it in the correct port on the computer end?
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 160
Posted By Charlie_L
I'm sure you have been turning the E-stop to...

I'm sure you have been turning the E-stop to return it up to the normal position.

Check the cable to the machine.
Blow out any dust, probably none since new.
Make double sure you are plugged...
Forum: Stinger III 11-07-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Charlie_L
I have cut larger by rotating. In this 52 by 10...

I have cut larger by rotating. In this 52 by 10 example it easily fits when set at a 45 degree angle across the table, from corner to corner. I'd keep considering options of using a 4 by 4 table for...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-04-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Charlie_L
Using the search feature type in "servos" and...

Using the search feature type in "servos" and "fuse" and see what you learn. I don't have servos but it appears there may be some help here for you.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 11-02-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Charlie_L
Laserman, Today I was probing a pencil...

Laserman,

Today I was probing a pencil drawing that someone had put on the wood I was carving so while it was out I took an extra ten minutes.

I crudely taped a ruger pistol 22 cal to the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Charlie_L
Yes, single phase into the frequency drive and...

Yes, single phase into the frequency drive and the drive outputs 3 phase to the spindle. I always think that is cool magic. [fantastic]
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Charlie_L
I like the probe because you get it exactly right...

I like the probe because you get it exactly right for the zero locations. When you import the dxf file there is no question that the curves are in the right place. Only takes ten minutes. Im in no...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Charlie_L
I use the digitizing probe to often create a...

I use the digitizing probe to often create a rough outline of custom planks or slabs that customers want carving done on. I dont require exact locations so I move 4 or more inches for each point....
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Charlie_L
I think there typo for thread size should read...

I think there typo for thread size should read 3/4 by 10. It happens to everyone.

Dust, collect what you can with what you have. Then you will be so excited when you have your real dust...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-25-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Charlie_L
My steppers have not caused any problems.

My steppers have not caused any problems.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Charlie_L
For what it is worth. The method Russell...

For what it is worth.

The method Russell and Mick describe is what I do all the time. And like explained, only the dreaded ESC or STOP button force me to Initialize before restarting. Otherwise,...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-23-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,342
Posted By Charlie_L
If you were using pointed bits, try one having a...

If you were using pointed bits, try one having a round or flat tip.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-19-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Charlie_L
If the wood is porous I also do the pour in two...

If the wood is porous I also do the pour in two steps. First, a shallow pour to close most of the pores. Then the final after drying.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Charlie_L
[***********Soft Limits*************] lolim=x-3...

[***********Soft Limits*************]
lolim=x-3 y-.05 a-1000000
hilim=x53.8 y49.5 z0 a1000000

Originally it shipped with a setting of Y48
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Charlie_L
My limit in WinCNC is a little higher perhaps? ...

My limit in WinCNC is a little higher perhaps?

Here is what mine reads:
[***********Soft Limits*************]
lolim=x-3 y-.05 a-1000000
hilim=x53.8 y49.5 z0 a1000000

Remember, if...
Forum: Stinger II 10-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Charlie_L
Yes. The reach to the spoil board will go just as...

Yes. The reach to the spoil board will go just as low.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Charlie_L
Marsimi, It is hard to read your screen...

Marsimi,

It is hard to read your screen image but I think it reads Y47 before the failure. Im not sure of the line number but open your .tap file with a note editor. Then right down the y value...
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