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Forum: The Water Cooler 07-03-2020, 09:39 PM
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Another option in a drive cloner, no software or...

Another option in a drive cloner, no software or even computer necessary

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D61P3EC/
Forum: Shop Talk 06-17-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Xray
Here is the first thing I made from the slab,...

Here is the first thing I made from the slab, pretty large at 17x14". Took about 6 hours with rough, finish and lettering ,,, Used a 1/32 TBN.

A few flaws for eagle eyes to pick out, 2 are pretty...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-17-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
Only problems I had with belt slack was when I...

Only problems I had with belt slack was when I cut my own, precut doesn't do it and in fact the tensioners are designed to prevent exactly that [if the strip is secured properly on both ends]. Might...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-17-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
They do work Joe, one problem, in addition and...

They do work Joe, one problem, in addition and perhaps related to locking issues, is when you lay them out to mark the template there is no good way [by yourself at least] to get them perfect without...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
Yeah I have tried the rolls, can be tough to get...

Yeah I have tried the rolls, can be tough to get a perfect cut on both ends and the roll doesn't lock in right if its not perfect so I have been opting for precut lately. Belt stick is mandatory,...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
I love my drum sander, sure wouldn't throw the...

I love my drum sander, sure wouldn't throw the baby out because of dirty bathwater.

If you are conservative with them and take preventive maintenance the sand rolls do great and last quite a...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-16-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
Drum sanders do not like glue, any glue. This is...

Drum sanders do not like glue, any glue. This is 120 grit, finer grit would be even worse. Rolls cost $10 each and its a shame to trash them like this.

Best thing of course is not to drum sand...
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 06-09-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Xray
estreet looks stocked, at least doesn't say...

estreet looks stocked, at least doesn't say anything about delays on the website aside from a 3 week delay

https://www.estreetplastics.com/Clear-Plexiglass-Acrylic-Sheets-1-4-Thick-s/28.htm
Forum: Shop Talk 06-02-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Xray
Padauk, it was love at 1st sight - Especially how...

Padauk, it was love at 1st sight - Especially how thick it is, with my bandsaw i can just about get double out of it.
Forum: Shop Talk 06-02-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Xray
what a slab

Local woodcraft opened up for foot traffic today so I ambled on over to get some vac hose attachments I have been needing. Went and eyeballed the plank section and saw this beauty, about 4.5 x 2' and...
Forum: Shop Talk 05-30-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
Yes, pretty obvious it applies vertical pressure....

Yes, pretty obvious it applies vertical pressure.
You said "They turned out great no matter what process you used. " in reply to me advising against over tightening, and I would still advise not to...
Forum: Shop Talk 05-30-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
All due respect Steve, over tightening is never a...

All due respect Steve, over tightening is never a good thing, wood or metal.

JP, my method to minimize glue cleanup is first I scrape off the majority with a credit card type card, then mist the...
Forum: Shop Talk 05-30-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
I can see the beauty of adding some downwards...

I can see the beauty of adding some downwards pressure, am in the process of rigging something up though so far mine have been flat as can be ,,, Then again, my panels tend to be pretty small, and my...
Forum: Shop Talk 05-30-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
These things are pretty rewarding to do, simple,...

These things are pretty rewarding to do, simple, useful and they look nice. Most people that see them or what I make from them are shocked they are glued, tough to imagine the holding power of good...
Forum: Shop Talk 05-30-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Xray
When I'm bored

Don't have loads of free time these days but when I do, I like to be making stuff ,, And when I have no CNC projects in mind I get on a roll with other things. Lately it has been making glue-ups...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Xray
Fastest feedrate possible and low rpm's will...

Fastest feedrate possible and low rpm's will minimize welding issues, could also try blowing air if able. In all cases, fresh sharp bit is necessary for optimal results.
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Xray
They should have adjustable feet, would be easy...

They should have adjustable feet, would be easy enough to shim up anyhow.
I think ideally you would want a level machine sure, but the machine itself not being perfectly level wouldn't mess up any...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 05-08-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
This one I am pretty sure was an original I got...

This one I am pretty sure was an original I got with the machine but I never used it, I made my own right away out of plexi. When that broke the other day I remembered it, I had to mod it because it...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 05-07-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
An upgrade is an upgrade, I used an actual...

An upgrade is an upgrade, I used an actual cloning device to clone mine, no software needed.

I have been working straight through the whole pandemic thing, made this the other day. Was also forced...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-29-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
Don't think it would be worth the time and...

Don't think it would be worth the time and expense to upgrade wincnc then the computer and OS considering I just have a basic stinger setup, I doubt if there are any features available that I could...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-28-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
It is 32 bit. Odd, when it has two 4gb or a 4&2...

It is 32 bit.
Odd, when it has two 4gb or a 4&2 it reads 4. I figured no reason now for two 4gb to be in there so I took one out, then it would only read 2gb. So I stuck a 2 in the other slot and it...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-28-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
Yeah I can find it, sure don't feel like trudging...

Yeah I can find it, sure don't feel like trudging to the garage right now, I'll check tomorrow but thats gotta be it, 4 gb better than 2
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-27-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
Thanks for the tip, found this: 7. Use msconfig...

Thanks for the tip, found this:
7. Use msconfig

Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Press Enter or click OK.
System Configuration window will now appear. Navigate to Boot tab and...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-27-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
A little wrench was thrown in my plans, computer...

A little wrench was thrown in my plans, computer has 2 ram slots and all this time it has been using one 2gb ram card. So I got two 4gb cards, installed them and fired it up and only 4 gb showed....
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-18-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Xray
I may eventually, decent sized one would likely...

I may eventually, decent sized one would likely be more than I want to pay.

I would guess that any new drive would boot much quicker than a bloated one, though no doubt SSD are known to be a tad...
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