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Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By pkcamaster2
Build a C-axis? I think this is waaaaaay above...

Build a C-axis? I think this is waaaaaay above my pay grade. [lol]

Any threads / tutorials available explaining the process? I believe my Stinger used the 'lathe' space as an "A-axis", correct?...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-24-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By pkcamaster2
Aggregate heads

Is anyone using one of these? Any suggestions for brands to pursue/avoid?

I saw a few options from Techniks @ the IWFS (while wandering around with fellow Camheader Jim Biddle) but I've also read...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By pkcamaster2
My "F" value was set to 508. (I'm using metric...

My "F" value was set to 508. (I'm using metric for everything so this must have just been a conversion by Camaster when I got the machine.) . So, I changed it to 50 just to slow it down... This...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By pkcamaster2
Z-axis speeds smashes into tool measurement disc

So, I haven't booted up the CNC in several weeks (yes, it hurts every day it's turned off) and for some reason almost all WinCNC macros lost the end bracket on every COMMENT section. (See attached.)...
Forum: CAMASTER TRAINING AND MEETINGS 07-14-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By pkcamaster2
AWFS Vegas this week?

Anyone attending?
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By pkcamaster2
I see the following but it's not actually calling...

I see the following but it's not actually calling the "SPINDLE_ON.mac" macro, is it? It says "SPINDLE ON" but it does not say "SPINDLE_ON.mac".?

" M3 [91]SPINDLE ON[93]"

If I create a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By pkcamaster2
Disable dust boot CLOSE command???

Where / when does the "Dustboot_Closed.mac" (and "Dustboot_Open.mac) file get called?? In the Post Processor??

I'd like to be able to set up a post processor which does NOT use the Dust Boot so I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-29-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By pkcamaster2
Amana has the 7" OAL (4.5" LOC) up-cut end mill...

Amana has the 7" OAL (4.5" LOC) up-cut end mill (thank you - I hadn't seen this one.)
...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-26-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By pkcamaster2
Using Cobra to cut 4.5" tall countertops?

I have a nice panel saw (EdgeTech CTS730) which does it's job well cutting through 4.5" tall postform laminate backsplashes and also routing the bolt slots underneath.

I am simply wondering if...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-17-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By pkcamaster2
I hate to be dense but... I cannot find a...

I hate to be dense but...

I cannot find a good explanation of exactly how to use G28. I searched this forum and it found zero threads w/ G28.? (Even though this thread contains multiple...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By pkcamaster2
Hot wire tool?

I just saw this video and was thinking it could be a handy way to cut foam for packaging (until a product has enough volume to justify purchasing large quantities from a packaging company.)
...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-11-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By pkcamaster2
Adjust pop up pins?

I was going to "trim" a sheet of 5'x5' baltic birch. I just wanted to trim a few millimeters around the perimeter to be sure it was square (since my two-sided operations in Vectric weren't working...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By pkcamaster2
ULINE has two options. Capacity of 3000lbs =...

ULINE has two options. Capacity of 3000lbs = $903 or 2200lbs = $767.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 03-11-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,982
Posted By pkcamaster2
For what it's worth... Surfacing my Cobra...

For what it's worth...

Surfacing my Cobra using the Amana RC-2251 w/ the MDF blades (HMA12 & HCK70) @ 500ipm & 8000rpm worked best. I could go as high as 1200ipm & 18000rpm but there were some...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By pkcamaster2
The solution arrived from, of course, an old...

The solution arrived from, of course, an old Camheads thread.

A fellow told me to consider / try "backer rod" (available at Ace True Value) so I googled it and Russell Crawford had already...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By pkcamaster2
Yes, I am a cabinet builder but I also do a lot...

Yes, I am a cabinet builder but I also do a lot of cutting of products / parts on 6/4 hardwoods (38"x9") which I need to hold in place. I don't think any amount of vacuum is strong enough to hold...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By pkcamaster2
I'll be placing an MDF fixture directly on the...

I'll be placing an MDF fixture directly on the plenum and using vacuum to hold it in place. The rubber gasket forms a seal on the underside of the fixture (5' x 1') so when I turn on the vacuum it...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By pkcamaster2
Yes, I believe you are correct. And this was one...

Yes, I believe you are correct. And this was one of my concerns. Since the "channels" are exactly 1/2" deep/wide a 1/2" seal doesn't stick up above the surface.

p.s. On another note I'm hoping...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-04-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By pkcamaster2
.5" vs .625" rubber gasket ?

I'm preparing to buy some solid round seal from Trim-lok (unless someone has a better solution/vendor in mind) but I'm not sure which cord thickness to use. Trim-lok sent me a sample (.5") but it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By pkcamaster2
I guess I was wrong... I thought I'd seen a...

I guess I was wrong... I thought I'd seen a thread about this topic on Camheads 1-2 years ago... (And my thought was "I'm sitting in the office" not "I'm leaving for the day".) I simply like...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By pkcamaster2
The "stand" / legs Camaster ships w/ the Stinger...

The "stand" / legs Camaster ships w/ the Stinger are extremely poor quality. They were not square, no holes were drilled (this was 2 years ago) & one of the tapped holes for the rubber-post leveling...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By pkcamaster2
G-code to shut down machine after tool path

I believe I've read previously that there is a way to add commands to the end of a tool path to shut down my Cobra.?

I'm having the Dust Collector configured to automatically turn off when it...
Forum: Elite Series Machines 01-07-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,883
Posted By pkcamaster2
Running the trench alone was $5,500 (~250'). ...

Running the trench alone was $5,500 (~250').

Still waiting on the electrical contractor quotes to return so I can get the transformer pad poured, then transformer, then wire to building/connect...
Forum: Elite Series Machines 12-11-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,883
Posted By pkcamaster2
An empty thread is a lonely thread...

Nothing important to share except a few photos of my new arrival!

(Now it just needs 3 phase power! The Vermeer machine is in front of the building ready to dig the trench for the electrical line...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-20-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,999
Posted By pkcamaster2
Thanks for all the awesome feedback! I live...

Thanks for all the awesome feedback!

I live in South Dakota so the -10 to -20 degree temps would be hard on the equipment so it will need to be kept inside - though the Dust Collector will be...
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