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Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2020, 10:13 AM
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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: 87
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
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Posted By guitarwes
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King ColorCore
Forum: Panther Series 11-20-2020, 12:55 PM
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Views: 190
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: 347
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
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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: 234
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: 3
Views: 206
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: 648
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: 241
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: 239
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: 343
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: 362
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...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-27-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By guitarwes
You can do it with 5' forks from the long side. ...

You can do it with 5' forks from the long side. The gantry is going to be all the way to one end, so be careful and use some common sense physics and figure out a good lift point closer to that end...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By guitarwes
Welcome. What part of Ga are you from? I'm...

Welcome. What part of Ga are you from? I'm about 40 miles west of Savannah.
The biggest learning curve is the software if you don't have any previous experience with CAD design and toolpathing. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By guitarwes
Best thing is for you to contact CAMaster tech...

Best thing is for you to contact CAMaster tech support and see if you can figure out if it's really 3 phase or single phase.
As for the "abort reset e-stop", try twisting the red e-stop buttom on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By guitarwes
I've always had really good service with...

I've always had really good service with centuriontools.com 1/2" 2flute bits at less than $40-50 each.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By guitarwes
Thanks for sharing your results and tips. You...

Thanks for sharing your results and tips. You gotta go fairly slow at a high RPM AND HAVE SHARP TOOLS to get a good finish. Having an offset may benefit you to get the part to size as you can hog...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-23-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By guitarwes
Give us your Vbit specs and cut feeds/speeds. ...

Give us your Vbit specs and cut feeds/speeds. You may be doing something wrong. Don't discount the material until you find out how to cut it.
HDU cuts really well also, but there's good and bad...
Forum: Router Bits 10-21-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By guitarwes
"More flutes=better".......Not in plastic. With...

"More flutes=better".......Not in plastic. With two flutes you have to run twice as fast for the same chipload or you'll have binding and rewelding.

I use Onsrud 63-775 for my .75" plastics. I...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-19-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By guitarwes
I give the carved area 2 good coats of shellac...

I give the carved area 2 good coats of shellac before pouring. Just slop it on and don't be stingy. It'll sand off when you sand all of it smooth. I use a carbide scraper blade to get most of the...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-19-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By guitarwes
I've cut the HD brand PVC and it does really good...

I've cut the HD brand PVC and it does really good for me. How many flutes are on your Vbit and what were the specific feeds/speeds you tried?
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-19-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By guitarwes
The owner/maker of ChromaCraft is a friend of...

The owner/maker of ChromaCraft is a friend of mine here in my hometown. It's good stuff. What I do is after the pour, vibrate your workpiece somehow (I do it from the bottom with a random orbital...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By guitarwes
I make alot of signs out of pvc and it Vcarves...

I make alot of signs out of pvc and it Vcarves really nice and smooth. What feeds/speeds and bits are you using? What kind of pvc are you using?
Sometimes it the operation, not the material, that...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-18-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By guitarwes
I did. It was my very first hand-painted...

I did. It was my very first hand-painted pictorial on a sign.

As far as painting PVC, it does paint very nicely using exterior acrylic house paint. What I do is paint the top coat, let it dry...
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