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Forum: Cobra CNC Routers Yesterday, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
I have a specific place on my bed for guitar...

I have a specific place on my bed for guitar bodies that I use and reuse. I have the X-Y point for the center (I do my files with x-y centered for this kind of operation) saved in WinCNC. This serves...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 04-05-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Jim Becker
Kent user here...from day one.

Kent user here...from day one.
Forum: Stinger II 04-05-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Jim Becker
I use my laser every job. In fact, I just went...

I use my laser every job. In fact, I just went through the simple steps described elsewhere here at Camheads to make sure it was spot-on for X-Y zero...I noted it had been slightly off. I prefer it...
Forum: Stinger III 04-05-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Jim Becker
I use and like the Kent...it went on from day...

I use and like the Kent...it went on from day one. I'd like to find a way to direct air flow better from the cutter head at some point. It's (necessarily) farther away that best for optimal dust...
Forum: Russell Crawford 04-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Jim Becker
I haven't used a formal shooting board to-date,...

I haven't used a formal shooting board to-date, but one is in the plans specifically for edge jointing thin panels for guitar tops. I have to finish my new main benchtop first.
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 04-05-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By Jim Becker
Once I'm done recovering from this Covid-19...

Once I'm done recovering from this Covid-19 scourge, I'm happy to help with the effort with my machinery. The bad news is that it's impossible to get any kind of material here in PA as material...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
ROFLOL! My spray gun occasionally is incontinent....

ROFLOL! My spray gun occasionally is incontinent. Seriously, if I'm adjusting the gun with clear, I just spray on the door. One day I happened to have forgotten that there was some amber dye in...
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Jim Becker
The folks I would buy maple from are not open, to...

The folks I would buy maple from are not open, to the best of my knowledge. They are also the folks who I'd have sand the top once it's built...they have a "yuge" double drum sander that looks like...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-29-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Jim Becker
Thanks...now I have to change my shirt.... [embar]

Thanks...now I have to change my shirt.... [embar]
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Jim Becker
There's a little irony on my end about this after...

There's a little irony on my end about this after enjoying your project so much including the purple heart...I was upstairs in my material storage area today looking to see what I had available to...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-29-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Jim Becker
You have discovered the universal truth... ...

You have discovered the universal truth...

Just like to a hammer, everything is a nail....to a CNC, everything is a project. :)

Nice work. I've done a bit of tool organization using my CNC,...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-29-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
This is a very handy size, JP. The nominal 4'...

This is a very handy size, JP. The nominal 4' long by 2' surface will hold most of what's expected of it but I can tuck the whole thing in front of my double doors so it's out of the way. In an ideal...
Forum: Charlie L 03-28-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By Jim Becker
Wonderful project result!

Wonderful project result!
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-28-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Jim Becker
I neglected to mention previously that I...

I neglected to mention previously that I absolutely love the look of purple heart contrasting with something like Maple in a bench like this. It can be stunning and this bench is a good example of...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-28-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
When one has a smaller shop, utility for multiple...

When one has a smaller shop, utility for multiple functions is a good thing as is mobility. One other function this plays is supporting workpieces while they are being machined or just after they...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-27-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
A 4x8 is a big, big work surface. If you do it...

A 4x8 is a big, big work surface. If you do it with a well constructed torsion box, you should be fine with the weight but keep in mind the laws of physics laterally...something heavy on the edge...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-26-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
Thanks for your kind comments, Keith. ...

Thanks for your kind comments, Keith.

Fortunately, even with a very heavy benchtop, it's relatively easy to lift or drop one "click" at a time. This new version is easier because the portion...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-26-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
New Auxiliary Bench

Folks who know me understand I'm a huge fan of adjustable height work surfaces for both personal comfort and practicality. I've been a Noden Adjust-A-Bench owner for many years for my main bench....
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-26-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Jim Becker
That's such a beautiful and functional bench,...

That's such a beautiful and functional bench, Russell!!
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-24-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim Becker
I was thinking about this and it would be really...

I was thinking about this and it would be really easy to add a little swinging "restraint" to insure the phone stays in the holder if it's knocked over. It appears to be held in place by friction...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Jim Becker
Ah....now that makes sense! Great solution....

Ah....now that makes sense! Great solution. Question...any marking of the material from chips?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-23-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim Becker
Yea, it's cymbal to do this kind of thing... [lol]

Yea, it's cymbal to do this kind of thing... [lol]
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-23-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim Becker
That's a really nice solution!

That's a really nice solution!
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-20-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Jim Becker
Butts are fine; rabbit joints (essentially butt...

Butts are fine; rabbit joints (essentially butt joints that have alignment built in) offer some assembly advantages. Glue and screws in both cases.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-19-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Jim Becker
One of the kewel things about Corian and other...

One of the kewel things about Corian and other solid surface materials is that you can join multiple pieces together "seamlessly" when you use the correct adhesive/solvent. So a stripe like that can...
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