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Forum: CAMheads Show Room Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Jim Becker
I wonder if using the exterior rated MDF for this...

I wonder if using the exterior rated MDF for this kind of thing might be a solution relative to the slight swelling. The resins used to make that big flat pancake mitigate the typical swelling in my...
Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Jim Becker
I generally run pretty fast on my Stinger II and...

I generally run pretty fast on my Stinger II and rarely have any chatter issues. It's rare I use a feed rate below 200 ipm and more often than not, I run it faster. When you push the travel speeds...
Forum: Jim Becker Yesterday, 04:01 PM
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Views: 92
Posted By Jim Becker
Fabulous Fake Door Project

No CNC work other than using the machine as a larger flat spot to pre-assemble the framing, but I just completed this door replacement for the 200 year old portion of our home. The old door was...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By Jim Becker
That was truly a wonderful technique to use for...

That was truly a wonderful technique to use for this kind of project! It looks SO good! I can imagine that the installers were thrilled!

The molding toolpath is an incredibly versatile thing...I'm...
Forum: Shop Talk Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By Jim Becker
Never underestimate the value of what lurks in...

Never underestimate the value of what lurks in the scrap/cut-off pile! There's so much "in there" it's scary sometimes!

Bravo on those constructions. Very nicely done!
Forum: New Forum Members 05-25-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Jim Becker
Welcome aboard! You'll enjoy having CNC in your...

Welcome aboard! You'll enjoy having CNC in your shop so you can produce components in-house. Cutting aluminum is a great thing...just be sure you have yourself setup to do it properly, knowing you...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-24-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Jim Becker
Yea, finger, hand and wrist issues are what they...

Yea, finger, hand and wrist issues are what they are, especially as we all get, um...more mature. I probably "should" get my right wrist done, too, because I suspect I have the same issue as the left...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-23-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Jim Becker
JP, I started out with a "pre-created" file for...

JP, I started out with a "pre-created" file for the neck and modified it in Aspire for my own headstock design. At the time, I wasn't really ready to model at that level of complexity for the sweeps....
Forum: Jim Becker 05-23-2020, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Joe, fortunately, the surgery didn't really...

Joe, fortunately, the surgery didn't really affect my ability to play keyboards...which is my primary instrument. (Although I don't play often anyway) It is an issue for guitar and bass, however....
Forum: Jim Becker 05-23-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Jim Becker
Gary, I use Target Coatings waterborne finishes...

Gary, I use Target Coatings waterborne finishes and spray using an HPLV conversion gun from Jeff Jewitt's Homestead Finishing with the 3M PPS pressure assisted cup. This instrument was grain filled...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-22-2020, 12:32 PM
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Views: 5,369
Posted By Jim Becker
Since I can't really play...I pity you if the...

Since I can't really play...I pity you if the sound is reaching your neighborhood. LOL My left wrist is useless for fingering the fretboard beyond some very simple needs for testing setup, etc.,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Jim Becker
With polyurethane glue you don't want much excess...

With polyurethane glue you don't want much excess space because it's not "gap filling", despite the foamy squeeze out. That causes a weak bond. If you use it, you need to zero in on the amount that...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-22-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,369
Posted By Jim Becker
It's from Crimson in the UK. I was ordering some...

It's from Crimson in the UK. I was ordering some things from them an popped it into the cart because it didn't seem to affect my shipping charges. They actually make it as a three piece, nested set...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-21-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,369
Posted By Jim Becker
I've been remiss in updating this thread. With...

I've been remiss in updating this thread. With client work out the door and my "fabulous fake door" project on hold waiting for the glass to arrive, I actually finished up this guitar build today...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 05-20-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Jim Becker
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: New Forum Members 05-19-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Jim Becker
Welcome to the "active" side of Camheads! 'Hope...

Welcome to the "active" side of Camheads! 'Hope you interact with frequency.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 05-17-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Jim Becker
When I run the utility, I have to turn of limits...

When I run the utility, I have to turn of limits in order to get my spoilboard bit to the table top for the first step because it's "short". Try doing that, get the bit on the material and then start...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 05-17-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Jim Becker
Please call into support to insure that your FTC...

Please call into support to insure that your FTC is actually enabled. The default is normally "no". For the record, the height of the switch isn't material and it will vary over time as your mill...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-17-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Jim Becker
Sylvan, I don't know why I keep forgetting that I...

Sylvan, I don't know why I keep forgetting that I can raise and lower the tool that way to install the boot, but it's not bad putting it on the bed with the boot on since i can use the remote keypad...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Jim Becker
I use Mick's utility and it starts with you...

I use Mick's utility and it starts with you putting the spoilboard cutter on the table...no measuring with the switch. I have to turn off limits with mine when I do this and install the dust hood...
Forum: Jim Becker 05-16-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Jim Becker
Natural Edge Ambrosia Maple Mirror Frame

One of my regular clients, primarily for charcuterie boards, brought a couple of natural edge ambrosia maple slabs to my shop awhile back, ostensibly to make a coffee table top that would have a...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 05-16-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Jim Becker
Wow...really nice work, Ray!

Wow...really nice work, Ray!
Forum: Router Bits 05-15-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Jim Becker
Very similar profile and much cleaner cutting...

Very similar profile and much cleaner cutting with the spiral. Some core box bits may have wonky profiles at the tip, especially inexpensive ones. Quality ball nose tooling should be somewhat...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-15-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By Jim Becker
https://qwf05a.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mO82wjG2Jhj10qY...

https://qwf05a.sn.files.1drv.com/y4mO82wjG2Jhj10qYGnsFoZGleI28czwvAJFvH8XLZWHm-IPvAkb6kiU3aq05CBQA10N-CrVlLqxcqMQ8_eEeV4fMHclKR7lIQ-rxDqtqmP-EWOeyL1UIPpRygR5KAC-GIegLo417ivy0MZzabuKGjrK0WW0aEgPiLQB-gP...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-15-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Jim Becker
The house I lived in for the first 6 years of my...

The house I lived in for the first 6 years of my life had extensive woodwork of butternut.
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