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Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) Yesterday, 09:10 AM
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Posted By mike.davison
If it's a wide-ish spindle, yes. If it's a...

If it's a wide-ish spindle, yes. If it's a narrow-ish spindle you can eek out enough X range on the rotary, especially with a wider cutter. Also, some folks have moved the rotary in an X- direction a...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 09-24-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,579
Posted By mike.davison
Ah, Gary, I meant to reference the newer 9.5...

Ah, Gary, I meant to reference the newer 9.5 tutorial. The 9.5 rotary job is much nicer than the pre-9.5 gadget!

What has worked best for me is to consider the square shoulder section as a...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 09-24-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,579
Posted By mike.davison
This Vectric tutorial is relevant:...

This Vectric tutorial is relevant: http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V9/selectedvideo.php?video_id=106

Basically, divide the spindle into sections and machine the square area separately from...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 09-07-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By mike.davison
The rotary changes are a huge improvement. Happy...

The rotary changes are a huge improvement. Happy Dance!
Forum: New Forum Members 08-31-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
I use a OneWay chuck on my Stinger II rotary....

I use a OneWay chuck on my Stinger II rotary. Works fine.

However..... I use a OneWay chuck because that's what was on my lathe. The rotary on your Stinger turns much, much slower than a lathe...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By mike.davison
Some of the WinCNC screen layout commands are...

Some of the WinCNC screen layout commands are absolute position while some are sizes. Some have built-in, undocumented small offsets, some do not. Laying out a new screen really requires some trial...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By mike.davison
See the docs on M11 and M12. Here’s how I did...

See the docs on M11 and M12. Here’s how I did it:

http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=7513
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By mike.davison
This line, from cncscrn.ini, defines a 1040x768...

This line, from cncscrn.ini, defines a 1040x768 window. Adjust as you like.

"Display", "Main Window", 0, 0, 1040, 768
Forum: New Forum Members 08-22-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
Ok... Vectric on Parallels on Mac.... In a fit of...

Ok... Vectric on Parallels on Mac.... In a fit of random trial and error, I found that if under VM -> configuration -> Hardware -> Mouse and Keyboard: you select "Don't optimize for games" and...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-22-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
Hyperactive Rodent

So, it's not just me! The hyperactive rodent (trackpad) when using Aspire in Parallels on my Macbook is really, really painful. I've asked about this in the Vectric forum, but it's such an oddball...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-20-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
I've not sold off any other woodworking...

I've not sold off any other woodworking tools/machines. Which may mean I'm a tool junkie, but may also mean that all those other tools/machines still have utility. A router table (I use a shaper) and...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By mike.davison
Is it possible that that the XY zero in your...

Is it possible that that the XY zero in your design software is not the same as the XY zero you have setup with the machine? Like, maybe in VCP you have the XY zero set to the material center and on...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-20-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
Remember, a 3" thick part needs a 3"+ long...

Remember, a 3" thick part needs a 3"+ long cutter. Add some clearance above the part and you've hit more than 6". I the spindle up on the mount to avoid much of this issue.

Where I've bumped into...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-20-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,751
Posted By mike.davison
Hey Gary, welcome! On the additional...

Hey Gary, welcome!

On the additional gantry height, it would depend on the type of work you do. If you plan to work with thicker parts the additional clearance would be useful. If you plan to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By mike.davison
A few thoughts from someone with only a couple...

A few thoughts from someone with only a couple years experience and a Stinger II, 4x4 with rotary.

I'm happy with the Stinger II, but, if there is a next machine for me I'd like to have:

1)...
Forum: New Forum Members 05-07-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By mike.davison
Welcome Tim. Some really nice helpful folks here....

Welcome Tim. Some really nice helpful folks here.

Where do you live and what do you plan to do with CNC?

Mike
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-22-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By mike.davison
The Vectric tutorial videos are a good starting...

The Vectric tutorial videos are a good starting point.
Forum: Stinger II 04-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mike.davison
Might be material movement. After the first 4...

Might be material movement. After the first 4 parts are cut away there's not enough material left to ensure the remaining parts don't flex, vibrate or lift. Might want to look at better material hold...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-18-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By mike.davison
So..... basically, for those of us in the Great...

So..... basically, for those of us in the Great White North this is Tahiti.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-17-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By mike.davison
My laser was replaced under warranty due to a...

My laser was replaced under warranty due to a faulty connector. The replacement is a higher quality, but is insanely bright. When I asked about this no mention of a way to adjust the brightness (and...
Forum: Gary Campbell 04-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By mike.davison
Ahhhh.... I semi get it. Clever. Evil geniuses,...

Ahhhh.... I semi get it. Clever. Evil geniuses, yes. Something like: G18 plus G02 with the right combination of I, J and K. Maybe. It's always impressive when you think you have a reasonable...
Forum: Gary Campbell 04-11-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By mike.davison
I'm not too proud to ask. How was that done. Is...

I'm not too proud to ask. How was that done. Is it a long list of discrete movements, likely created with a fairly simple bit of code, or is it some clever short sequence of G code?
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-11-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By mike.davison
Calculating chip load for a finishing pass.... ...

Calculating chip load for a finishing pass....

Wouldn't you need to calculate chip load at the point where there is the greatest depth difference between the roughing and the finish passes? Even...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-10-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By mike.davison
Someone (Gary?), posted a note a few weeks ago...

Someone (Gary?), posted a note a few weeks ago about this approach. Add "L40 P#" to the G code so the tool path starts out at a slower rate then manually increase it as desired.

L40 P# ...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By mike.davison
I used my 4x4 Stinger as the table saw out feed...

I used my 4x4 Stinger as the table saw out feed table in my previous shop. The shop was quite small so even a 4x4 machine was a squeeze. It worked, but was often awkward. If you can avoid it, I...
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