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Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
You can use whatever method you are most...

You can use whatever method you are most comfortable getting the shapes for the pockets...that includes using photos and then tracing as appropriate to get your vectors. Be sure to account for relief...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Jim Becker
Do keep in mind that "peers" of Camaster also use...

Do keep in mind that "peers" of Camaster also use the HSD spindles and I doubt that there is much difference in cost, if any, from them. HSD kinda is the market leader in machines of these sizes of...
Forum: Stinger II 08-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Becker
"Yuge!" difference. I was hitting $50-60 a month...

"Yuge!" difference. I was hitting $50-60 a month for part time use (a couple days a week) with the resistance heat prior to retirement and now with the mini split running full time (obviously AC...
Forum: Stinger II 08-18-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Becker
I also have a mini split in my shop. Previously,...

I also have a mini split in my shop. Previously, I heated with two types of electric resistance, but it was uber-expensive to run. Not so with the mini split. You don't need your shop "hot" work work...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Jim Becker
These "smaller" spindles are generally considered...

These "smaller" spindles are generally considered "non-repairable" but there are firms who can refurbish and DIY like you describe is sometimes possible. Since you purchased a used machine and it's a...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 08-16-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Jim Becker
Great job, Cary!

Great job, Cary!
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-14-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim Becker
Makes sense that the recoil might make things...

Makes sense that the recoil might make things "more interesting". :)
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-14-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Jim Becker
Confirming 3/4" x 10 tpi. I bought my casters...

Confirming 3/4" x 10 tpi. I bought my casters from Caster City...and use an inexpensive scissor jack to make installation/removal easy.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-14-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim Becker
Only if you order it and pay for it. :)

Only if you order it and pay for it. :)
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 447
Posted By Jim Becker
If you have had your FTC already enabled by the...

If you have had your FTC already enabled by the Camaster tech (they do not come from the factory with it enabled), there will be only rare moments when you will use the metal touch puck for anything....
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Jim Becker
My understanding is that for a time, the color...

My understanding is that for a time, the color was akin to "School Bus Yellow"...which is about the color of the yellow in the vinyl logos. But the yellow they apply to the structures at the...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-08-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Jim Becker
Use the Vectric training tutorials.

Use the Vectric training tutorials.
Forum: New Forum Members 08-04-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Jim Becker
VCarve Pro has pretty much what you need to...

VCarve Pro has pretty much what you need to design and tool path. Start working with the online tutorials now while you wait for your Stinger III to arrive.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 08-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Jim Becker
It's so much fun to spend other folks' money......

It's so much fun to spend other folks' money... LOL . But seriously, you really are quickly approaching that point where having bigger is going to really help you take off even farther. I agree with...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 08-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Jim Becker
At the fast rate Bob's work is progressing, you...

At the fast rate Bob's work is progressing, you could very well get that wish, TM! Tiling big signs will get old real fast for him. Heh...heh...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Jim Becker
My assist is always connected. It does not "use"...

My assist is always connected. It does not "use" air. I just uses the air pressure to provide the balancing effect.
Forum: Jim Becker 07-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Becker
I actually have a couple of the "real thing" from...

I actually have a couple of the "real thing" from my own fraternity years...and my dad (same organization) judiciously used his during my brother's and my early years. LOL . But yea...in today's...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-30-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Jim Becker
I have been using the tape and superglue method...

I have been using the tape and superglue method more and more frequently. On Saturday, I used the method to permit re-sawing an irregular shaped walnut natural edge slab into three book-matched...
Forum: Jim Becker 07-30-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Becker
ROFLOL!!! Yea, at first look. But these are...

ROFLOL!!!

Yea, at first look. But these are charcuterie boards ... you slap some meat and cheese on them instead of slapping someone else's meat with them. [lol]
Forum: Stinger II 07-30-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Becker
Congratulations on your order! Again, as I...

Congratulations on your order! Again, as I previously mentioned, be sure to get the Prep Guide from Camaster so you have what you need to do your, well...prep work...in the shop so you're ready to go...
Forum: Jim Becker 07-29-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Becker
Inlay pocket on black walnut "river"...

Inlay pocket on black walnut "river" board...
Forum: Jim Becker 07-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Becker
Cut a little...make a few bucks.

I've been developing a customer recently that is likely going to bring some "regular" work to my shop. We discovered each other when he was collaborating on something with the chair maker I cut seats...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-29-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Jim Becker
Nice work, Bob!!! Was that a three or four panel...

Nice work, Bob!!! Was that a three or four panel tiling operation?
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Becker
Make sure your operator(s) understand that...

Make sure your operator(s) understand that buggering that collet end of the spindle could result in a multi-thousand dollar cost... ;)
Forum: New Forum Members 07-27-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Jim Becker
John brings up a good point...the painter's tape...

John brings up a good point...the painter's tape and super glue method is really great for so many things. The first time I used it was to hold down the thin material for a guitar pick guard. Today,...
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