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Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Doug S
Correct- typo. My new machine, soon to be...

Correct- typo.

My new machine, soon to be hooked up, has the phenolic top and I cant wait. The old plenum is just too far gone to be useful at this point so it wont kill me to fix it now and the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Doug S
I really like the idea of Baltic birch as it is...

I really like the idea of Baltic birch as it is very available and not very expensive. I am not too worried about losing the height as I have 12" on my gantry.
My thoughts on the attachment were to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Doug S
Question for all the CAMHeads out there on replacing the plenum

I live in Central Texas where the humidity plays hell on the spoil boards with swelling and such. When the weather changes, the plenum and spoil board can "sag" up to .125" between the frame rails....
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-05-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Doug S
Mine does that when the EMO is pushed at the...

Mine does that when the EMO is pushed at the machine. It will run up in the z for hundreds of inches but it is just sitting there.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Doug S
Mine gets those brown bands on them also after...

Mine gets those brown bands on them also after time. I steel wool the brown off and apply a fine coat of KROIL to the holder.
Forum: Mozaik Software 11-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Doug S
I am running a Vortex downcut at 800 IPM and...

I am running a Vortex downcut at 800 IPM and 18,000 RPM. Never break any bits
Forum: Mozaik Software 11-02-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Doug S
I use the standard Avery labels (8 1/2" x 11")...

I use the standard Avery labels (8 1/2" x 11") and Mozaik prints them in near correct order. If you do enough of them, you can almost figure out how it picks the order.
Forum: New Forum Members 09-29-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Doug S
You and your son are welcome to come to my shop...

You and your son are welcome to come to my shop anytime and see a 5x10 table in action.
I will be moving my shop in the next three months or so and changing to my "new to me" machine, which means I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-23-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Doug S
Two years, holy cow. I get about two months...

Two years, holy cow.
I get about two months between replacements. We can blame that on Texas humidity and exact needs of dovetail drawer boxes.
I hope your eye recovery is going well.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 09-21-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Doug S
I have been running without issues for almost a...

I have been running without issues for almost a year now and this weekend, I started having weird issued as I have had in the past. Screen turning off, machine just stopping mid stream, changing rpm...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 09-15-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Doug S
Brad point drill bits here. I routinely use...

Brad point drill bits here.
I routinely use 5mm, 7mm and 8mm during the cabinet cutting. One pass, never any issues.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-11-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Doug S
A have also heard of control box components...

A have also heard of control box components coming loose during shipment. On my last cross country move, I took a egg crate foam mattress and stuffed it into the control box and locked the door shut....
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Doug S
Inquiring minds... I am nearing the same...

Inquiring minds...

I am nearing the same dilemma in my new shop. My current plan was to dump conditioned air in my loud equipment closet, tempering the air before it leaves that room. My air...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 07-06-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Doug S
I highly recommend Micks program. Run program...

I highly recommend Micks program.
Run program to generate code
Inset surfacing tool-
Touch tool to surface- G49 if it wont go all the way.
Hit go
Load tool 1 and place paper between bit and...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-03-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Doug S
I run mine in an open air shop. Sometimes it gets...

I run mine in an open air shop. Sometimes it gets hot as hell in here but I dont think it would be the same as being in a box.

Also remember, if the vacuum relief is not set correctly, it will...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-02-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Doug S
My Cobra came with a Becker blower and the...

My Cobra came with a Becker blower and the previous owner burned the motor. He purchased a new one from Hamilton Electric, on Airport and bolted it in.
Should be no problem.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Doug S
I have the same issue and it is specifically the...

I have the same issue and it is specifically the humidity. I sometimes surface my table three times in the same day.On hot dry days, I may not surface but when I start working. Its crazy the impact...
Forum: Stinger III 05-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Doug S
Never had that issue. My limits have been very...

Never had that issue. My limits have been very good- knock on wood.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-29-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Doug S
Social distancing- the Camheads way.

Howdy fellow Camheads.

Been a while but with all this Covid stuff going around, it is hard to to stay positive, but here I am Social Distancing with one of my good friends.
I hope you are all...
Forum: Maintenance 04-27-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,782
Posted By Doug S
If you will send me your mailing address, I will...

If you will send me your mailing address, I will send you the ones I have. IN installed M6 zerks on mine so they would use a standard grease gun nipple.

Doug S
Forum: Stinger II 04-21-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Doug S
One word- HUMIDITY. My table swells over night...

One word- HUMIDITY.
My table swells over night and then shrinks back down as my vacuum draws air thru the table.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-15-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,448
Posted By Doug S
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-12-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Doug S
I have a 5 x 10 Cobra and will be honest that I...

I have a 5 x 10 Cobra and will be honest that I have only cut two sheets of 10' material. I mostly cut sheet goods for cabinets 4'x8' or 5'x5'. Several spoke up when I was looking and said, for their...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 04-09-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Doug S
The transmission shaft bearings are what we are...

The transmission shaft bearings are what we are talking about. There are several posts where other owners have rebuilt these themselves.

In the Hiwin rail bearings, I was having the same issues...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 04-09-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Doug S
Mine was doing the same thing. It was as Gary...

Mine was doing the same thing. It was as Gary stated-the bearings on the transmission needed to be replaced.
I sent mine in and had Camaster rebuild it, but after reading many posts on here, it...
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