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Forum: Stinger II 08-16-2019, 06:10 PM
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Posted By John B
There's another advantage to those mini-splits....

There's another advantage to those mini-splits. On the "in between" days when it's damp but neither hot nor cold, you can run it on "drying" mode to get rid of the humidity. I have a smaller 12k...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Ftc
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Posted By John B
check continuity on the touch off device.

check continuity on the touch off device.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By John B
If I were gonna do what's shown in the video...

If I were gonna do what's shown in the video (provided you don't need to cut all the way to the edge), I think I'd get a couple of pieces of 1" aluminum angle and cut them to the length of the table...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By John B
If you have any "small pieces" painted in that...

If you have any "small pieces" painted in that color that you can readily remove, take one to the "paint store" and have them scan it and match it.

Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that a call to...
Forum: Jim Becker 07-30-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By John B
Now THERE is a marketing opportunity. Since...

Now THERE is a marketing opportunity.

Since any form of hazing has become detrimental to the continued freedom of anyone who engages therein, it is "frowned" upon to display "fraternity...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By John B
I have concluded, after years and years of...

I have concluded, after years and years of experience, that the "mechanic's feel" is an inherited trait that cannot be learned. Fortunately, for those who employ those who lack that gene, there are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By John B
I second THAT statement. Just because you've...

I second THAT statement. Just because you've hired someone as an "operator" doesn't mean that they shouldn't "think like a machinist" when dealing with precision equipment.

It's amazing how...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-27-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By John B
For small or thin pieces, research the technique...

For small or thin pieces, research the technique of covering the back of the workpiece and the requisite area of the spoilboard with blue painter's tape and then using Super Glue to stick the work...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By John B
Ah the joys of having employees. I have a one...

Ah the joys of having employees. I have a one daughter who I used to say could "put a kink in a tamping bar"...until she actually DID that trying to pry up concrete out of the ground.

The OTHER...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 07-26-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By John B
Nice Work T.R. --- and Donna has truly captured...

Nice Work T.R. --- and Donna has truly captured the "soul" of Pumpkin in her artwork
Forum: Items Needed. 07-23-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By John B
Keep an eye on this board (at LEAST daily). ...

Keep an eye on this board (at LEAST daily). Machines do come up for sale and often move fast.
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 07-22-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By John B
You might give him a call at the number he...

You might give him a call at the number he provided and give him your cell phone number or email address. A cell phone picture sent at "original size" should do the trick
Forum: Stinger II 07-19-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By John B
Except...as you know...on the machine side of...

Except...as you know...on the machine side of your SCM/Minimax (and mine) which (being made in Italy) uses different color schemes entirely.[lol]

I have it wired, but am still in the process of...
Forum: Stinger II 07-19-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By John B
BTW... The fourth wire (green) in a 4 wire...

BTW...

The fourth wire (green) in a 4 wire single phase setup is for the machine ground and nothing else. It has to be connected to a ground leg in the panel and cannot be tied to the neutral buss...
Forum: Stinger II 07-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By John B
You are correct if the spindle requires 4 wires,...

You are correct if the spindle requires 4 wires, but 4 wires aren't required to provide 240 volts...just two hots at 120 V and a neutral/ground (depending on who you are listening to). Look around,...
Forum: Stinger II 07-17-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By John B
Power

JohnG

Your power is probably 120/240 volt. There is very little 115/230 left in the U.S. these days and practically no 110/220 volt. The only practical impact any of this has on you is...if you...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 07-15-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By John B
I have a 1.7 kw spindle on my machine. My spindle...

I have a 1.7 kw spindle on my machine. My spindle is liquid cooled in a closed system and the pump and radiator fan are virtually silent. The 3 hp Laguna dust collector is in a soundproofed closet by...
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By John B
How many thousand carbide utility knife blades do...

How many thousand carbide utility knife blades do you have to buy at once to get them for a penny a piece? ...and where? [lol]
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-14-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By John B
Red face Blade Strop

All that needs is slot milled into the head with a couple of screws to hold the blade at the correct angle and a long strip of smooth belting leather glued to a board and you could write a little...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,055
Posted By John B
We just completed our "downsize" last November....

We just completed our "downsize" last November. Went from 6.5 acres with a 3,300 sq ft main house with a detached 3 car garage that had my (800 sq ft) office wrapped around the back and one...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-10-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By John B
Definition of 5 axis: "The term “5-axis”...

Definition of 5 axis:

"The term “5-axis” refers to the number of directions in which the cutting tool can move. On a 5-axis machining center, the cutting tool moves across the X, Y and Z linear...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,055
Posted By John B
I hear y'all on the "moving" thing. My situation...

I hear y'all on the "moving" thing. My situation is a little different. I own my shop outright. I've been "moving" toward this for 40 years or so...and at the age of 68, I have no plan or desire to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By John B
Notably absent...anything remotely resembling a...

Notably absent...anything remotely resembling a dust collection system. I envision barefooted little boys in lederhosen tugging around shop vacs.
Forum: Panther Series 07-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By John B
If you store it in an accessible folder on your...

If you store it in an accessible folder on your computer (and maybe on your phone), you can "attach" it with the paper clip icon above instead of the picture icon. You can do 4 pictures at once, then...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-08-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,055
Posted By John B
Things I learned along the way...

A ways back in this thread, it was mentioned that the "big box" ducting "runs the wrong way. There's an easy fix for this... a stove pipe crimping tool and your metal shears are required.

Run the...
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