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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By BradyWatson
I've had great success cutting both HDPE and...

I've had great success cutting both HDPE and laminates where the finished part retains it's 3M waxy paper backer (because finished part has its own adhesive that is part of the product). It can be a...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By BradyWatson
There's no such thing as a 'perfect' hold down...

There's no such thing as a 'perfect' hold down solution, unless you are machining the same parts day in and day out. After the backside of your ears dry out and you've gotten comfortable with CAD/CAM...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By BradyWatson
TR - no sweat. If you need help with the 3D stuff...

TR - no sweat. If you need help with the 3D stuff let me know. It's been my focus for almost 20 years...

-B
Forum: Router Bits Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By BradyWatson
You're welcome ~ I broke my share of bits early...

You're welcome ~ I broke my share of bits early on...and had some pretty challenging jobs where I had to get it right.

1/2" Naval Brass floor inlay @ Christopher Newport University...pretty much...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By BradyWatson
If you use a prismatic toolpath, it will erode...

If you use a prismatic toolpath, it will erode the edges of the bar that goes across with the V-bit...

TR - Nice work. For jobs where edge crispness is important, AND you are doing 3D work, you...
Forum: Router Bits 08-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By BradyWatson
"Cousin James", Anodized black 5005 is a bit of...

"Cousin James",
Anodized black 5005 is a bit of what I would call a 'poo sandwich' - The anodized skin is very hard, but the actual AL in the middle can get soft and smear - so dialing in speeds can...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-12-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By BradyWatson
Nicely done Joe! I was waiting for the victory...

Nicely done Joe! I was waiting for the victory pic :)
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-09-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By BradyWatson
Joe, This is a fairly complex inlay. I would...

Joe,
This is a fairly complex inlay. I would omit all the center islands and dial in the inlay to just do the outside perimeter in some scrap, like the inlay instructions shown here...
Forum: Router Bits 08-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By BradyWatson
Correctamundo :) Add Centurion...

Correctamundo :)

Add Centurion (https://www.centuriontools.com/router-bits-toolcase/solid-carbide-wood-router-bits.html?pcn=Compression%20Routers&pid=734) to the list too. They've been pretty good...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-08-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By BradyWatson
Usually signmakers have 60, 90, 120, 150 deg...

Usually signmakers have 60, 90, 120, 150 deg v-bits in their arsenal. The lowest common denominator to look at first is the maximum depth cut at the location where the vectors to be V-carved are...
Forum: Router Bits 08-07-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By BradyWatson
Neal, quality tools make a difference - as I am...

Neal, quality tools make a difference - as I am sure you've discovered.

Pretty much everything from Harvey is good. Also SGS, Micro100 and little known but great value, XLN.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-11-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By BradyWatson
FYI you don't need a vacuum pump unless the parts...

FYI you don't need a vacuum pump unless the parts are very small. A good shopvac like a Fein or Festool works really well. They have a lot of CFM which makes up for porous or leaky setups as well....
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By BradyWatson
$25 with diamond drag bit, spring & set screw--->...

$25 with diamond drag bit, spring & set screw---> Ebay...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By BradyWatson
As time goes on you'll most likely narrow your...

As time goes on you'll most likely narrow your selection of jigs down. Along those lines, so you don't have a gajillion dedicated vac fixtures, you can use what I call a 'Vacuum Mask'. It is...
Forum: Stinger III 06-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By BradyWatson
From the manual: What drives are you...

From the manual:


What drives are you running?

-B
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By BradyWatson
That's good stuff. It's very similar to...

That's good stuff. It's very similar to Butterboard but I think it is less porous. Machines like a dream and great for mold master models or anything else that needs to be tight grained or...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-27-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By BradyWatson
Traci, I would open the box and inspect. There...

Traci,
I would open the box and inspect. There isn't anything magical in there...4 vac motors and some switches etc. It's always a good idea to clean + you definitely want to get some kind of...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By BradyWatson
It's possible that 2 of the 4 motors tripped the...

It's possible that 2 of the 4 motors tripped the internal breaker after they got hot while the other 2 remained on. I believe you can contact BlackBox vacuum directly and ask them.

-B
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By BradyWatson
Use a diamond drag or sharpen a broken carbide or...

Use a diamond drag or sharpen a broken carbide or HSS tool to a point. You can do this on a bench grinder or 4.5" grinder with flap sandpaper disc etc.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-26-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By BradyWatson
Soft plastic = stuff like HDPE etc Hard...

Soft plastic = stuff like HDPE etc

Hard plastic = polycarbonate

EVERY plastic machines differently. For example, clear acrylic made by Cyro machines differently than smoked clear acrylic by...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By BradyWatson
eBay is probably your best bet. For example:...

eBay is probably your best bet. For example: onsrud...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By BradyWatson
Just add and extra valve (any type of valve -...

Just add and extra valve (any type of valve - knife/gate/ball) to your manifold and don't connect it to anything - leave it open air. You might want to put a filter on the end of it. It should be at...
Forum: Router Bits 06-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By BradyWatson
A woodruff seat cutter or mandrel mounted saw...

A woodruff seat cutter or mandrel mounted saw comes to mind for this. Depending on the bottom of the bit used, you may have to prop it up...also don't underestimate how quickly a hand router with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By BradyWatson
Pretty much. I thought the chamfer toolpath would...

Pretty much. I thought the chamfer toolpath would work, but I can't get it to cooperate. (Works in v8.5, but you must use a square end mill...So, nope.)

Attached graphic should get you going.

-B
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-16-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By BradyWatson
Correct. When these, or any other...

Correct.

When these, or any other polyurethane material is made, the density is regulated via controlled back pressure. They essentially throttle the expansion via vent holes by either the number...
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