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Forum: Panther Series Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Jim Becker
Bruce, check in the Camaster files on your...

Bruce, check in the Camaster files on your control computer as there may be a maintenance chart in there. If so, it should be helpful to you.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-08-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Jim Becker
I cannot remember anyone else posting a photo of...

I cannot remember anyone else posting a photo of something that extreme, so my suspicion is that this is a very unusual issue. If the belts are tight between the motors and the pinions, I'd let...
Forum: Stinger II 07-08-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Jim Becker
I cannot remember anyone else posting a photo of...

I cannot remember anyone else posting a photo of something that extreme, so my suspicion is that this is a very unusual issue. If the belts are tight between the motors and the pinions, I'd let...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Becker
You'll be good with the 1.7kw spindle. You would...

You'll be good with the 1.7kw spindle. You would have been really unhappy with the 1.0kw spindle. wink, wink...nod, nod...

And yea, that budget thing always gets in the way of the fun!
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 07-07-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim Becker
Oneida is my go-to company for dust collection...

Oneida is my go-to company for dust collection since 2000. They are top notch and dust collection is all they do.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Becker
That's going to be a very nice machine. You may...

That's going to be a very nice machine. You may want to consider going up one step on the spindle since you have the big table. It will let you push things a little more when you're cutting larger...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-07-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Jim Becker
Tessie...welcome to "team yellow". :) You'll...

Tessie...welcome to "team yellow". :) You'll enjoy your new Stinger when it arrives for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Becker
Make sure you sign up for Aspire Campe when Mr....

Make sure you sign up for Aspire Campe when Mr. McGrew is able to reschedule it. Totally worthy of your time to attend and you can fondle those giant chess pieces while you're there. :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Becker
JK, Mr. McGrew cut those lifesize chess pieces by...

JK, Mr. McGrew cut those lifesize chess pieces by slicing the models into thicknesses that his machine could accommodate and then assembled them into what you see. I have stood next to a few and they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Becker
Do you have the actual object? If so, someone...

Do you have the actual object? If so, someone like Brady Watson (http://www.ibild.com/) can scan it to create the model. To work from just an image is pretty advanced for something that complex....
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-04-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Jim Becker
Tolerance is important when the components need...

Tolerance is important when the components need to interface with other components. CNC can be pretty darn precise, but very close tolerance might require more initial setup and prototype testing to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-04-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Jim Becker
Isn't it amazing how swapping in an SSD totally...

Isn't it amazing how swapping in an SSD totally rejuvenates an older machine? The reason is because the OS (Windows in this case) accesses the drive a LOT as it runs and SSD access is magnatudes...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-04-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Jim Becker
That will certainly be an interesting assignment...

That will certainly be an interesting assignment and folks that I know who have done similar really enjoyed their time in Japan.

Stinger II has 3/4" x 10 threaded holes in the bottom of the feet...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-02-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Jim Becker
Congratulations and welcome to the community!...

Congratulations and welcome to the community! You're going to enjoy your new Camaster CNC.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-02-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Jim Becker
I agree with Jim...call. But in the mean time,...

I agree with Jim...call. But in the mean time, I've reached through the Internet and, um...well...mentioned this thread. ;)
Forum: New Forum Members 07-01-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Jim Becker
I will tell you this...using the CNC for guitars...

I will tell you this...using the CNC for guitars is a great experience...not only can the machine do the basic grunt-work, the ability to design "virtually" is enlightening and enjoyable! It leaves...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-01-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Jim Becker
JK, one of the benefits of at least checking out...

JK, one of the benefits of at least checking out an available guitar file that's in the style/geometry you are going to build is to "see how they did it", especially if you're relatively new to the...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-01-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Jim Becker
You also have the option of starting with...

You also have the option of starting with existing guitar files, such as those from Alex Navarro. Those combined with readily available PDFs of classic designs will help you a lot with understanding...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-30-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Jim Becker
Bruce, the molding tool path can be your friend...

Bruce, the molding tool path can be your friend for a lot of contouring operations on guitar bodies...and it's faster than a 3D toolpath, too. I use them for belly cuts and other edge...
Forum: Panther Series 06-30-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Jim Becker
Loose belts can absolutely cause that kind of...

Loose belts can absolutely cause that kind of behavior...I had the issue with my Stinger II and it was because of a loose x-axis belt. I later found out the right side y-axis belt also needed to be...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-30-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Jim Becker
The most rewarding business-business I have found...

The most rewarding business-business I have found for my shop is subcontract work for other makers; chair seat carving, charcuterie boards, architectural reproduction pieces, etc. That's worked for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Jim Becker
I look at it this way...is the job big enough...

I look at it this way...is the job big enough that it's worth you making the investment to properly equip for cutting metal in quantity? Lubrication/cooling, work support and a spoilboard that will...
Forum: Stinger II 06-28-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Becker
I don't know if either of these breakers are for...

I don't know if either of these breakers are for the spindle, but worth a look...
...
Forum: Stinger II 06-28-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Becker
Given the circumstances where whatever happened...

Given the circumstances where whatever happened snapped the tooling, I'd also check for a tripped breaker in the box, too.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-27-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Jim Becker
That's certainly a great method to create a...

That's certainly a great method to create a predetermined hold down setup and isn't uncommon on smaller machines.

Honestly, I use screws most of the time along with clamps in tee tracks when the...
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