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Forum: Work we Produce !!!! Yesterday, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Ger21
A more powerful dust collector (and longer...

A more powerful dust collector (and longer brushes on the shoe) should suck up most of that.


Also, if you keep brushing away the chips like that, you'll get a nice gouge in the back of your...
Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Ger21
With almost all solid carbide bits, tool diameter...

With almost all solid carbide bits, tool diameter = shank diameter.


If you are using carbide tipped bits, then yes, go with a larger shank.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Ger21
I think you can export a Step file from SW to...

I think you can export a Step file from SW to import into Fusion. There are probably other options as well, but I've never tried it, and don't have Fusion in front of me.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 07-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Ger21
Used to read his blog regularly. More useful info...

Used to read his blog regularly. More useful info there than you could learn in a lifetime.
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 07-07-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Ger21
More vacuum. [lol] If I'm cutting a lot...

More vacuum. [lol]


If I'm cutting a lot of small parts like this, here's how I do it.


1) Onion skin the whole sheet of parts first.


2) Cut the first part in the bottom left corner of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Ger21
1200ipm @1500rpm will snap a 1/2" bit after about...

1200ipm @1500rpm will snap a 1/2" bit after about 1" of cutting. [embar]
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 06-29-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Ger21
That's the only way to actually correct it, but I...

That's the only way to actually correct it, but I doubt that anyone actually does it, as it's too time consuming.


Again, this is a problem with the board, not a machine issue.
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 06-29-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Ger21
It's most certainly an issue, if your board has...

It's most certainly an issue, if your board has internal stresses.

What you cut it with does not change that.
I see this happen all the time.


But it shouldn't have anything to do with...
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 06-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Ger21
If the sheets have internal stresses, they will...

If the sheets have internal stresses, they will move regardless of what you cut them with.


The difference with a router is that the vacuum table will keep it from moving during the cut. But as...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-28-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ger21
A Morbidelli, at 900ipm. I've never used...

A Morbidelli, at 900ipm.
I've never used coated bits on my DIY machine at home.
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ger21
My experience is quite a bit different. We used...

My experience is quite a bit different.
We used to use coated tools, and saw 2x-3x better tool life vs standard uncoated carbide.


They are especially helpful with abrasive materials. The...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-15-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Ger21
The only surefire option to prevent spammers...

The only surefire option to prevent spammers without inconveniencing everyone is to manually approve new members.
But this is a pita for moderators, as you can see hundreds of spammers every day...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-13-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Ger21
At some point, they turned PM's off for new...

At some point, they turned PM's off for new members. I believe that you can ask them to activate it. I know PM's work for me, but I've been a member there for a long time.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Ger21
We do a lot of work for a big store fixture shop,...

We do a lot of work for a big store fixture shop, and they use a lot of Lockdowels.


https://lockdowel.com/
Forum: New Forum Members 06-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Ger21
With a 10HP or larger spindle, I'd recommend a...

With a 10HP or larger spindle, I'd recommend a 3-5HP collector, with 5-6" hose to the spindle, if you'll be making aggressive cuts.


On our Morbidelli, we have a dedicated 10HP collector, with...
Forum: Stinger II 05-28-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ger21
I thought you were going to see it today? I...

I thought you were going to see it today?
I wouldn't worry about the log at all, regardless of how many hours are on it.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-24-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Ger21
If I had to guess, I'd lean towards the spindle...

If I had to guess, I'd lean towards the spindle or wiring rather than the VFD.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Ger21
Vacuum doesn't really work that way. Maximum...

Vacuum doesn't really work that way. Maximum vacuum is achieved with zero air flow. If air is moving, it's because you are losing vacuum.
The only way to get max vacuum is to completely seal the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Ger21
That would mean zero air is flowing through your...

That would mean zero air is flowing through your MDF, so no vacuum would be available on the other side.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Ger21
1) You have to clarify what "small parts" means. ...

1) You have to clarify what "small parts" means.


2) Material of the parts can effect vacuum requirements. How hard the material is, and how smooth and flat it is can make a big difference.

...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-30-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Ger21
That 7" bit would probably snap.

That 7" bit would probably snap.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-27-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Ger21
We once had a job with about 50+ post formed tops...

We once had a job with about 50+ post formed tops that needed to be cut to length and have sink cutouts in them


We made a jig to cut them upside down on the CNC. We just cut through the decks,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Ger21
A single pass slot is not affected by cut...

A single pass slot is not affected by cut direction. The deeper the cut, the more it might pull into the conventional side, but the slot width should not change.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Ger21
It's very difficult to accurately measure a bits...

It's very difficult to accurately measure a bits diameter with calipers.
My preference is to cut a shallow slot, and measure the slot width.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Sticky: MDF finishing
Views: 918
Posted By Ger21
If you're not in a hurry, V-Carve it, then brush...

If you're not in a hurry, V-Carve it, then brush a heavy coat of epoxy into the carved areas. When cured, carve it again, about .005" deeper.

The carved areas will be smooth as glass.
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