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Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-19-2020, 09:00 AM
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Posted By mike.davison
Sure Tim. My approach is probably problematic...

Sure Tim. My approach is probably problematic with a vacuum table, at least with the plumbing as CAMaster installs it. But, here's the reference:

https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=9804
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-18-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By mike.davison
A couple of rambling, semi-cnc-related...

A couple of rambling, semi-cnc-related thoughts...

One can CNC-cut a mechanically strong dovetail joint without a vertical jig and with no more effort than it takes to cut box joints. There's...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-18-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By mike.davison
When I did this, I found the process of setting...

When I did this, I found the process of setting the jig on the lathe/recoil rails to be adequately square and remain adequately square to be too fussy. The jig I built that goes through the table...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-13-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By mike.davison
I have a SR-44 with rotary and tried a vertical...

I have a SR-44 with rotary and tried a vertical table mounted on the rotary. I was not happy with the results as the rotary rails are not precisely located and getting the vertical table precisely...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-06-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By mike.davison
That's the point I was going to make too. The...

That's the point I was going to make too. The footprint of the machine needs to include space for tiling if you plan to tile and so is closer to 15x6. Then, you need about 3' beyond at least 3 of...
Forum: New Forum Members 01-30-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By mike.davison
A fellow CAMaster driver in Massachusetts!...

A fellow CAMaster driver in Massachusetts! Welcome to the group.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-13-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By mike.davison
Dang guys, if you have that much dust in your...

Dang guys, if you have that much dust in your shops should you be in there? Sounds pretty dangerous!

I have a basement shop with good dust collection and really have not noticed any significant...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-13-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By mike.davison
I updated to Win 10 a year ago. Contacted...

I updated to Win 10 a year ago. Contacted CAMaster support to ask about possible issues. They sent me to WinCNC who provided instructions for checking WinCNC versions/etc and doing the actual update....
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By mike.davison
You may get away with very light climb cuts in...

You may get away with very light climb cuts in the challenging areas. You'll probably need to create short vectors in the trouble areas and really think about order of operations rather than going...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-02-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By mike.davison
If I had to use my Amazing Psychic Powers to...

If I had to use my Amazing Psychic Powers to understand why CAMaster puts the rotary on the X+ side I'd guess it works best on the a wider range of CAMaster machines. For the reason that Guitarwares...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 11-07-2019, 12:15 PM
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Views: 338
Posted By mike.davison
"Tilt"... as in the Z direction? If so, a way to...

"Tilt"... as in the Z direction? If so, a way to accomplish this is to create a simple model that has the desired tilt (A triangle projected along a 2-rail sweep 90 orthogonal to the U shaped 2-rail...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By mike.davison
If 'extra work' means extra machine time, yes. If...

If 'extra work' means extra machine time, yes. If 'extra work' means more of your time, then no.

The upside to a rotary axis is that it is versatile. You can do odd, complex shapes AND do...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By mike.davison
The additional cost for a 4x8 vs 4x4 machine is...

The additional cost for a 4x8 vs 4x4 machine is relatively small and worthwhile in many/most cases. You can do 4x8 sheet goods on a 4x4 machine, but it's slow and error-prone. If you're going to do a...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By mike.davison
Hmmm.... I'm fairly new to CNC, having just...

Hmmm.... I'm fairly new to CNC, having just started about 4 years ago, so maybe my path is educational. I investigated online what machines could do, their price points, what I thought I might find...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By mike.davison
Well.... I'm not the expert here, but.... ...

Well.... I'm not the expert here, but....

You've confirmed that the switches work by pressing on them directly. Good. You've noticed that the little metal arms on the switches are bent. Well,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By mike.davison
I've put videos and YouTube and marked them...

I've put videos and YouTube and marked them private so only those that I shared the URL with could view them. You might use that mechanism.

But... I'm sure the experts will comment on this issue....
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-23-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By mike.davison
I connected a Stinger II to my existing Grizzly...

I connected a Stinger II to my existing Grizzly G0440, which is rated at 1354 CFM, and that has proven sufficient. I routinely use this DC with 2 machines, the Stinger II and any other machine,...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-16-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks Steve. Nice work!

Thanks Steve. Nice work!
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By mike.davison
Perhaps the bit dulled?

Perhaps the bit dulled?
Forum: Cabinet Parts Pro 09-10-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,873
Posted By mike.davison
Intriguing. Looking forward to more details....

Intriguing. Looking forward to more details. Parametric/Dynamic components in Sketchup are a nice approach.
Forum: Stinger II 09-08-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By mike.davison
Maybe one of the CNC experts will speak to this...

Maybe one of the CNC experts will speak to this question, but I think the connector was likely not firmly seated long ago and eventually vibrated out. If it is now firmly connected (you can't wiggle...
Forum: Stinger II 09-06-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By mike.davison
Possible that one stepper is not moving? That...

Possible that one stepper is not moving? That could look like each side is moving in the opposite direction. A loose connection could cause one stepper to stop moving and that's a good first step --...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-02-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By mike.davison
Actually, I do have an unused 25' serial cable...

Actually, I do have an unused 25' serial cable (and long video and USB cables). They all worked fine when I needed them. Looks like I paid $50 for this beauty. Willing to sell for $25. PM if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,488
Posted By mike.davison
Not that I'm aware of, but a manual version of...

Not that I'm aware of, but a manual version of this is workable. Just add a small curved vector to the start and end of the offending vector and you're in business. Another approach is to explicitly...
Forum: Jim Becker 08-27-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,522
Posted By mike.davison
Hey Jim, that's an interesting job. Do you know...

Hey Jim, that's an interesting job. Do you know these will be attached to the building? I've been curious if exterior MDF has any special handling needed since (maybe?) it will not hold fasteners as...
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