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Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 12-12-2019, 10:50 AM
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Posted By guitarwes
Good to see you fly in for a post. We miss you. ...

Good to see you fly in for a post. We miss you. :)

While I have never used Ron's product ;), I have had the chance to examine all that goes into building these long-term resident housings. He...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 12-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By guitarwes
I can stop and think why I'm so stupid pretty...

I can stop and think why I'm so stupid pretty much anywhere, doesn't necessarily need to be at the house. I'd wear my shoes out walking back and forth...............
Forum: Charlie L 12-10-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By guitarwes
There are Eagle Globe and Anchor files you can...

There are Eagle Globe and Anchor files you can buy to do a 3D carving, or just bitmap trace one if you want to do 2D or Vcarve. Buy you a couple of small pieces of sign foam and carve the EGA, the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By guitarwes
If you even "think" you'll use a good bit of...

If you even "think" you'll use a good bit of sheet goods in the future, a vac table would be tied for the first line item on my list of options, the other would be an ATC.
My first machine was a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By guitarwes
With machine flex, a climb cut will push the bit...

With machine flex, a climb cut will push the bit away from the line. Vice versa with conventional cut.
Try the offset and see what you come up with.
What speeds feeds are you running with the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By guitarwes
Does the pocket cut (before the dovetails get...

Does the pocket cut (before the dovetails get cut) go in a climb or conventional direction? It may be the bit is pulled towards the line too much thus leaving that interior gap. Try offsetting your...
Forum: Stinger III 12-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By guitarwes
I usually do the same as Kyle with 3/4" Baltic...

I usually do the same as Kyle with 3/4" Baltic Birth. 1/4" compression bit at 240ipm at 12000-13000rpm. First pass is .71 deep climb cut. Second pass is .758 deep conventional cut. (.75" material...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By guitarwes
Nice stuff. I do most of my exterior signs out...

Nice stuff. I do most of my exterior signs out of PVC, and a lot of interior ones also. A little heavier duty than foam and holds great detail also.

The offset pocket toolpath (which it looks...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-03-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By guitarwes
The machining marks I mentioned are the light...

The machining marks I mentioned are the light rings that the bit creates when running the offset pocket toolpath as the bit starts in the middle and makes concentric circles going outward.

Are you...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 12-03-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,877
Posted By guitarwes
Thank you Sir. My next endeavor is to learn how...

Thank you Sir. My next endeavor is to learn how to add a bit of contrast airbrush fading to the inside pocket's perimeter and on some letters. I always think this adds alot of umpth to a nice...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-03-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By guitarwes
Do you have your "start depth" and "cut depth" of...

Do you have your "start depth" and "cut depth" of the second tool the same as the first tool?

It gives it a cool effect but it looks like that's not what you're after. Also, I would raster the...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 12-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,877
Posted By guitarwes
TR, can you give some tips on thinning this paint...

TR, can you give some tips on thinning this paint for airbrushing? Thanks much.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-02-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By guitarwes
I use E6000 for basically everything when I need...

I use E6000 for basically everything when I need to stick something to something else whether inside or outside. Stays a bit flexible for movement but grabs it like nobody's business. Stinks a bit...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By guitarwes
Probably because the opposite side that the lathe...

Probably because the opposite side that the lathe is on (the low X side) can accept an ATC rotary carousel or fixed ATC tool holder and as upgrade option and not get in the way of the lathe. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By guitarwes
I just use the 17/64 Harbor Freight drill bits in...

I just use the 17/64 Harbor Freight drill bits in the drill press for the plastic that I machine (UHMW, HDPE, Nylon). If I need to cut it with the CNC, I use a 1/4" bit and make the hole size 17/64...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 11-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By guitarwes
I wired a remote controlled and manual switch box...

I wired a remote controlled and manual switch box next to my CNC which is about 30' away from my dust collector. I can carry the remote around with me and turn on the DC if I'm across the shop at my...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 11-21-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By guitarwes
Here ya go. Ladder not included.

Here ya go. Ladder not included.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 11-19-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By guitarwes
I have this EXACT configuration minus the filter....

I have this EXACT configuration minus the filter. I still have the bag attached which doesn't get much debris in it at all. Mine is piped outside under a lean-to, otherwise I would've went with a...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 11-18-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By guitarwes
I just ordered some of these 1/8" compression...

I just ordered some of these 1/8" compression bits and they are flippin' awesome. They fit in an 1/8" collet. I cut a good many of the cutesy decorative stuff out of 1/4" ply and needed something...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By guitarwes
As others have said, the downcut bits are what...

As others have said, the downcut bits are what you want. Sometimes when cutting fine details, the mask will pull up anyway. Sometimes it's the bit that grabs the mask as it's cutting, sometimes...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-14-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By guitarwes
Yeah, that's crazy. Must be associated with the...

Yeah, that's crazy. Must be associated with the screen going out.

It may or may not help, but the recommendation is to put an insulator between the dust foot and dust collection hose. At the top...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By guitarwes
Do you have your dust collection hose...

Do you have your dust collection hose isolated/insulated away from your dust foot?
Seems to be a card or MB issue in your control computer.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 11-11-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By guitarwes
When you cut into the foam core PVC sheets, it...

When you cut into the foam core PVC sheets, it (obviously) reveals the foam core on the sides of the letters. The foam edge is very porous and can get grimy if left out in the weather with no...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 11-11-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By guitarwes
Super nice as always.

Super nice as always.
Forum: Stinger III 11-05-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By guitarwes
Here is the nozzle tip you need. ...

Here is the nozzle tip you need.

https://www.mcmaster.com/2906k92
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