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Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-26-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rcrawford
Did you check your fuses (or circuit breakers) in...

Did you check your fuses (or circuit breakers) in the control box?
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 11-14-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 162
Posted By rcrawford
check to see that the wires are plugged into the...

check to see that the wires are plugged into the estop switch. They can come loose during shipping.
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 11-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By rcrawford
If I'm creating a rectangle pocket, I just draw a...

If I'm creating a rectangle pocket, I just draw a few rectangles the distance apart that I want my stepover to be. Then I profile cut inside each successive rectangle using the spiral profile tool...
Forum: Router Bits 11-04-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By rcrawford
I would also advise not to buy a set. Just buy...

I would also advise not to buy a set. Just buy tools as you find a need for them.

I prefer using the largest bit possible for a job. Mostly I use 1/2" shanks (or some 3/4" shanks for some of my...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 11-04-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By rcrawford
Probably completely unrelated, but about a year...

Probably completely unrelated, but about a year after I got my Cobra I had a similar issue with my Z axis. I have servos, so they don't lose 'steps' like a stepper. Yet my Z axis would slowly drop...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By rcrawford
Be sure to clean your spindle with the proper...

Be sure to clean your spindle with the proper brush to remove dust. The dust should be blowing out before it picks up a new cone, but sometimes some gets trapped in there, or there is some on your...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-04-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By rcrawford
There could be a flipped breaker or a blown fuse...

There could be a flipped breaker or a blown fuse in the control box.

The cable between your computer and the control box could be loose - take both cables off (both ends) and reconnect.
Forum: Mozaik Software 11-01-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By rcrawford
Usually .65" first pass with the compression bit,...

Usually .65" first pass with the compression bit, then a .1" second pass.
Forum: Mozaik Software 11-01-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By rcrawford
I've also used an Amana 1/4" compression bit at...

I've also used an Amana 1/4" compression bit at 300ipm in 3/4" plywood without breaking the bit.
Forum: New Forum Members 10-31-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By rcrawford
My cobra came on a flat deck trailer and I just...

My cobra came on a flat deck trailer and I just threw some chains around the crate and lifted it up from above and drove the trailer out from under it before setting it down and pushing it into my...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-25-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By rcrawford
If the steppers are sized correctly then there is...

If the steppers are sized correctly then there is no problem using them. The problems come if they are undersized and you lose steps.

If you have a tool changer, then you'll need servos.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By rcrawford
Exactly what Mick said. Just pause with the...

Exactly what Mick said. Just pause with the space bar, then hit escape to stop. Move the Z up and install your dust boot. Then simply hit 'restart' from the pull down menu. You don't have to...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-19-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By rcrawford
There is an array command in WinCNC that allows...

There is an array command in WinCNC that allows you to reset the local zero in an array pattern. You'll have to look it up in the wincnc manual, which I don't have in front of me right now. Its an...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-09-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By rcrawford
You could do a 3/4" aluminum top for $900. That...

You could do a 3/4" aluminum top for $900. That would be more stable than plastic, and probably not much harder to machine your plenum into than phenolic.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-04-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By rcrawford
That's really nice, and it makes sense that face...

That's really nice, and it makes sense that face frames are used there. I don't think there were even many fur trappers in Alberta when your house was built! No one really settled here until the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-02-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By rcrawford
Must be an American thing. I'm not seeing them...

Must be an American thing. I'm not seeing them in western Canada, even on the multi million dollar houses.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-02-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By rcrawford
Are face frame cabinets still a thing?!

Are face frame cabinets still a thing?!
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rcrawford
Tramming your spindle is to make sure that it is...

Tramming your spindle is to make sure that it is cutting orthogonal to the spoilboard surface. You will know that you need to tram your spindle if you have ridges when you surface your spoilboard...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-22-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By rcrawford
IKEA uses large 3D printers to manufacture...

IKEA uses large 3D printers to manufacture furniture out of a wood composite material similar to Trex. Pretty fascinating stuff, with limitless potential.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 09-13-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By rcrawford
You'll get nice holes very quickly with a 5mm...

You'll get nice holes very quickly with a 5mm boring bit. They look like a brad point, so you get the advantage of good chip clearance with the up spiral, and the sharp points cut the surface of the...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 09-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By rcrawford
I have a rotary vane compressor with a...

I have a rotary vane compressor with a refrigerated dryer, so this might not work with the normal piston style that doesn't have a single air intake. But I just have a 4" flexible pipe from my air...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 09-11-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By rcrawford
You will also get fine dust in your air...

You will also get fine dust in your air compressor. If you can, have a pipe come in from outside to the intake on the compressor.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 09-07-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By rcrawford
I usually do wood inlays, but when the lettering...

I usually do wood inlays, but when the lettering is small epoxy inlays are much quicker and easier, and look exactly the same as wood inlays. Here is an example of a box lid I made for my wife. I...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 09-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By rcrawford
I just talked with an older woodworker who makes...

I just talked with an older woodworker who makes urns for pets. Just simple pine boxes. The crematorium he works with orders about 3000 little boxes a year. These were just plain boxes that would...
Forum: Woodworking Tools For Sale 08-30-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By rcrawford
Mostly I don't like that its in rough shape! I...

Mostly I don't like that its in rough shape! I bought it used from a cabinet shop, who didn't take very good care of it (but I got it for pretty cheap, so I can't complain much). It was a nice saw...
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