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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
I tend to use the "Draw line" tool for tracing to...

I tend to use the "Draw line" tool for tracing to establish the general outline, albeit with sharp corners initially, and then use the curve fit tool to smooth it out. After that, I manipulate the...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-20-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Jim Becker
I don't find a need to reinitialize if I hit...

I don't find a need to reinitialize if I hit pause or ESC or even the "abort" button on my remote keypad (which is ESC). The E-switch is only for true emergencies, however...like a fire or you sink...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-20-2020, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
I suggest caution with that amount of Z-axis...

I suggest caution with that amount of Z-axis movement as a "general" setting as a mistake could seriously bury a bit in the table and with the forces involved it could really put your machine out of...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 02-18-2020, 09:57 AM
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Views: 248
Posted By Jim Becker
That's a stunning piece!

That's a stunning piece!
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2020, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Neutral (usually white) connects to the neutral...

Neutral (usually white) connects to the neutral bus bar in the panel. The breaker has the two hots (usually black and red in the US) and the ground goes to the ground bus bar. If you plan on an...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Jim Becker
I see four folks close to St. Louis on the map,...

I see four folks close to St. Louis on the map, Ron. Two with Stinger II SR-44 (perfectly fine to look at for your intended direction) and two Cobras. Their Camheads user names are there so you can...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-17-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Jim Becker
Kipp, when I dived into building guitars for fun...

Kipp, when I dived into building guitars for fun a number of months ago, I went right to CNC for everything I could do. I did start initially with some files from Alex Navarro to get a feel for...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-16-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Jim Becker
I agree with Erik. Many owners are very happy to...

I agree with Erik. Many owners are very happy to share some time with prospective and new owners...I've had more than one person in for a chat.

One other suggestion: if your time/schedule allows,...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-16-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Jim Becker
You'll really enjoy having the CNC for your...

You'll really enjoy having the CNC for your stated purpose. That includes both electrics and acoustics. Many parts for the latter can be cut with extreme precision on the CNC which makes assembly and...
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 02-15-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Jim Becker
It would be a nice road trip! And totally worth...

It would be a nice road trip! And totally worth it, too.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-15-2020, 10:15 AM
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Views: 638
Posted By Jim Becker
Wow...that is spectacular. The level of detail in...

Wow...that is spectacular. The level of detail in the engraving really makes that pop!!
Forum: Russell Crawford 02-14-2020, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Dang...those are top-notch!!!

Dang...those are top-notch!!!
Forum: Jim Becker 02-14-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Jim Becker
Send me a PM with your email address and I'll...

Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you the Aspire 10 file. If you need VCP 10, you'll need to tell me that so I export it in that format for you. Obviously, you'll need to change the...
Forum: Jim Becker 02-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Jim Becker
https://qnzw5q.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mTr5UMq8AyY_Qo1...

https://qnzw5q.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mTr5UMq8AyY_Qo1Cs0B2bBX3Qrb4FU13YZCKc2nbTKDVmUQJIuwPbJci34gDiU61wQOW33frExgzPJg6QkdRwjG8DCD3DgCtdsasBKkBV30X5xQTai5bfx5jsaR_tEIn1X2nb5bsdwdZ8A0gJgjNzjxFM1GH58Og4tcSK...
Forum: Jim Becker 02-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Jim Becker
Pet Urn for Silas the Senegal Parrot

When we lost our beloved Senegal Parrot Tosca (RIP) last year at only age 24, the administrators of the Senegal Facebook group we belong to gifted us a wonderful painting in remembrance of our bird....
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Becker
My bottom line is that being consistently...

My bottom line is that being consistently successful with the CNC requires the operator (the brains, if you will) to develop habits that cover all the essential things around setting up to cut a job...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-14-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Jim Becker
Tom, Russell, the previous poster, is the...

Tom, Russell, the previous poster, is the gentleman I referred to in the thread on SMC...he cuts some really great furniture joinery on his CNC.
Forum: Stinger III 02-14-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Jim Becker
For my Stinger II SR-44 which had the same...

For my Stinger II SR-44 which had the same electrical requirement, I used 10 gage rubber coated cord material for a pigtail, a generator cord for length flexibility in case I move the machine out for...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Jim Becker
There are quite a few folks here with x3 on their...

There are quite a few folks here with x3 on their machines, many of them are Stinger III or Panthers but the Stinger II is nearly identical to the Stinger III with the exception of length. It's a...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Jim Becker
Wow...very kewel, Michael!

Wow...very kewel, Michael!
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Becker
Big surfacing cutters tend to leave some marks...

Big surfacing cutters tend to leave some marks from frictional heat, especially where there are pauses in the path they are moving. I run a smaller insert cutter for conditioning my SR-44 spoilboard...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Jim Becker
Things like checking and adjusting tension on the...

Things like checking and adjusting tension on the belts between the motors and the pulleys is easy and generally something we all do ourselves. A loose belt is probably the most common reason for...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-07-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Jim Becker
Um...the laws of physics? All CNC machines do...

Um...the laws of physics? All CNC machines do this to maintain whatever degree they can physically handle directional changes. That includes machines far larger than those many of us use. It may not...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-07-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By Jim Becker
My ceiling is inexpensive acoustic drop ceiling...

My ceiling is inexpensive acoustic drop ceiling panels stapled up to the joists with R30 insulation above. (My shop is conditioned space with a MiniSplit) Like I mentioned...the change in the noise...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-06-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By Jim Becker
You absolutely need to get some soft surfaces in...

You absolutely need to get some soft surfaces in there...the noise level is going to be unreal with all those square corners and hard walls/ceilings! I cannot describe to you how dramatic the...
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