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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,955
Posted By jbiddle
I had that happen to a 3.0kW spindle. I borrowed...

I had that happen to a 3.0kW spindle. I borrowed a thread chaser from a machinist friend and cleaned it with a few swipes all around. Make sure you toss that collet and collet nut.
Forum: CAMASTER TRAINING AND MEETINGS 07-14-2019, 09:57 PM
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Views: 1,595
Posted By jbiddle
I'm going...with a shopping list. CNC-wise, I'm...

I'm going...with a shopping list. CNC-wise, I'm looking at vacuum pod products to use for fixtures.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By jbiddle
We've had good luck letting the vacuum hold down...

We've had good luck letting the vacuum hold down both the spoilboard (sealed edges) and the plywood being cut (except in August when the humidity had wild swings day-to-day). We didn't expect it to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-18-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By jbiddle
Check your plunge rates for drilling, it may be...

Check your plunge rates for drilling, it may be the limiting factor on the drilling ops. Also, make sure your Z clearances aren't too large for sheet goods. Small changes in the drilling ops have a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-25-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,538
Posted By jbiddle
I bought my grease gun fittings from...

I bought my grease gun fittings from McMaster-Carr. I bought the rubber-tipped nozzle for the screw-accessed bearings and the needle type for the Zerk fittings. Takes a little patience with the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By jbiddle
Same here, it wasn't until I bought the torque...

Same here, it wasn't until I bought the torque wrench that my partner tightened them enough. I think he was off by about half.

The tightening torque should not be different between ATC and FTC...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,538
Posted By jbiddle
I bought a Milwaukee cordless grease gun and it...

I bought a Milwaukee cordless grease gun and it makes it much easier to grease a machine. There is a dial on it to set a measured dose per trigger pull. It frees up your hands to get the tip on/into...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-09-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By jbiddle
We used the CNC to practice on some things when...

We used the CNC to practice on some things when we first bought it and came up with this rolling cart. Our first attempt had the bits standing up but that was problematic in that we were reaching...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,581
Posted By jbiddle
If it's near the end of March I'd be interested. ...

If it's near the end of March I'd be interested. That'd be a nice stop on the way down to Florida for April.
Forum: Materials we Need !! 08-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,863
Posted By jbiddle
This would be ideal but the specs say that the...

This would be ideal but the specs say that the beaded boards and sheets are designed for high moisture interior spaces, unlike their other products that spec out as interior or exterior. I wonder...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 08-04-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,863
Posted By jbiddle
Best sheet material for...

...making a bead-board skirt for a porch? The guy that's loaded/unloaded all of our shop equipment is reworking his porch and want's something pretty stable and rigid to use for skirting and wants...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-30-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By jbiddle
How do you know what type of fonts are best for...

How do you know what type of fonts are best for engraving? I see single line True-Type, etc., but I never know which will work best on a CNC.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-27-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By jbiddle
That CNC blends in like it's been there forever. ...

That CNC blends in like it's been there forever. Great shop space Jim.
Forum: FAQ Frequently Asked Questions 07-05-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,484
Posted By jbiddle
It is amazing how much torque 100# really is. I...

It is amazing how much torque 100# really is. I bought the Techniks torque wrench and adapter (cry once). Not having to change bits as often is just another benefit of the ATC. Oh, and the tool...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-27-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By jbiddle
There's a local Craigslist ad for 45# density OBO...

There's a local Craigslist ad for 45# density OBO Modulan Polyurethane Tooling Board. They have a 2' x 2' x 4" chunk of it listed for $50. They claim it's $180 new. Is it usable, worthwhile, and...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By jbiddle
Jim, how are you holding the smaller HDU pieces...

Jim, how are you holding the smaller HDU pieces on the CNC?
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-15-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By jbiddle
So, is the density choice dependent on the...

So, is the density choice dependent on the quality output you want? That Great Seal is as good as it gets. How would it have been different using either 15# or 20# instead of 18#? I'm trying to...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-15-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By jbiddle
HDU questions

I want to make a few outdoor signs for friends. Turns out there is a WENSCO about 10 miles from me and they carry HDU. They have:

SignFoam IV
15# and 18#
Corafoam
15# and 20#

They stock 4'...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By jbiddle
Ron, we looked hard at the RapidAir (rigid, not...

Ron, we looked hard at the RapidAir (rigid, not flexible) and loved it. We ended up using copper for the cost savings, but I would put that in my shop anytime.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
Brady, now that I can see the detail around the...

Brady, now that I can see the detail around the perimeter, your explanation if adjusting the boundary vector makes so much more sense.

I played with changing the size of the model space and can...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-14-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
Perfect, I was changing the modeling resolution...

Perfect, I was changing the modeling resolution instead of the previewer quality. Much better.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-14-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
Light bulb moment! I wondered why that outside...

Light bulb moment! I wondered why that outside transition looked so rough. I need to make a few more of the racquet heads soon and will definitely play with that. I've got to hammer out my graphic...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-13-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
Well, here's the final product. Started the...

Well, here's the final product. Started the project Monday morning and I have 5 ready to go for my son's banquet tonight. Lots I'd would have done differently if I had more time, but I was feeling...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-12-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
Do you mean sand the Oramask before removing?

Do you mean sand the Oramask before removing?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,654
Posted By jbiddle
I ended up changing to an applied racket head...

I ended up changing to an applied racket head instead of the dish...it was the right way to go.

I only had enough Oramask to cover 3 of the plaques. Hopefully the others won't be too hard to...
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