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Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,112
Posted By richf
I have a Cobra X3. By far the best thing about...

I have a Cobra X3. By far the best thing about it is the multiple heads. I cut a lot of small pieces of corian and use 2-3 tools for the products I make. In general the 3 heads have been plenty...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-10-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By richf
Email sent. I would need a mirror image since I...

Email sent. I would need a mirror image since I would need to do both a left and right hand side of the pews.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-10-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By richf
Replicating church pew 3D relief design

I've been asked about recreating these pew leaf like designs. They are only about 1/4" thick (on separate board to be glued) and only 4" X 10" in size. I'm thinking the best way would be to scan...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-16-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By richf
If you only need 120V line conditioning and...

If you only need 120V line conditioning and backup, I would get a large APC battery backup. Get something like this: ...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-03-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By richf
Since we are talking big toes ... Couple months...

Since we are talking big toes ... Couple months back my 20" chainsaw and my big toe had a little incident. Luckily I only needed 3 stitches and I could still walk ok. I was cutting some small...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-10-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,006
Posted By richf
I don't get too many actual counter tops but the...

I don't get too many actual counter tops but the last one I did, I just had it laid on the grass and start whacking it along a 1 foot area. I had been sawzawing it but that was pretty slow. Just...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-09-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,006
Posted By richf
Removing corian countertop edge lip

I found the easiest way to remove the drip edge is to hit the edge of the lip with a hammer, it generally separates near or at the glue seam. I spent time cutting one last month and then found the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,532
Posted By richf
I only use a UPS on my computer but for a 15 amp...

I only use a UPS on my computer but for a 15 amp circuit for your router and control, you can pick up a used APC Smart UPS 2200 for cheap money. You can probably get it with bad batteries for less...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 03-05-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,060
Posted By richf
He helped me get started. He answered a lot of...

He helped me get started. He answered a lot of my questions and the biggest help was selling me his X3 Cobra. Thanks Mick!
Forum: Cobra X3 11-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,364
Posted By richf
Here's a job where I use all 3 bits on my X3...

Here's a job where I use all 3 bits on my X3 Cobra. You can compare with yours. I use Bobcad but g-code should have similar commands for the X3. Notice there are no M3 commands. T1,T2,or T3...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-28-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By richf
Good to hear. I always keep everything unplugged...

Good to hear. I always keep everything unplugged when not in use and I don't even live in a high thunderstorm activity area. I keep an APC battery backup/surge protector on the computer.

One...
Forum: metal work 04-17-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,941
Posted By richf
Interesting but can't imagine blade would last...

Interesting but can't imagine blade would last long.
Forum: metal work 04-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,941
Posted By richf
Cutting copper flashing

I have someone asking me if I can cut this. It is the regular copper flashing that you would buy in Home Depot or Lowes. First, the fact that it is rolled, I think would be a nightmare to try and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,777
Posted By richf
If this is something you cut on a regular basis,...

If this is something you cut on a regular basis, then you can create a separate tab profile. First, cut with tabs but then, have separate file that cuts only the tabs. This way you can physically...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,645
Posted By richf
If you want it to look like metal but it doesn't...

If you want it to look like metal but it doesn't need to be metal, search this forum for metalgraph - it is made by Rowmark. It is all weather material that can be bronze, gold, stainless steel, or...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-06-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,110
Posted By richf
If he is half the dentist as he is a craftsman -...

If he is half the dentist as he is a craftsman - he must be a great dentist!!!
Forum: Items Needed. 02-13-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,415
Posted By richf
This place has a lot of variety and you can at...

This place has a lot of variety and you can at least get an idea of prices. I'm on their email list.

http://solidsurface.com/

I've never bought from them yet.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-07-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,464
Posted By richf
Nice. Looks like the best mistake ever. I got a...

Nice. Looks like the best mistake ever. I got a huge load of corian a few weeks ago, mainly colors, very little white in that load even though I have quite a bit of white. I like the granite...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 01-19-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,569
Posted By richf
Excellent as usual. Good insight on the...

Excellent as usual. Good insight on the potential temperature affect. I use one of those multi-fuel 40K BTU torpedo heaters in my shop even without much venting. CO detector never goes off but I...
Forum: blmac4 Bobby Mcarley 01-16-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,557
Posted By richf
I like those, look handy but I wouldn't think of...

I like those, look handy but I wouldn't think of salt and pepper as first use. What did you use for the lid hinge? Reminds me of a candy dish with lids.
Forum: The Business of CNC 01-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,811
Posted By richf
This depends. Depending on the potential for...

This depends. Depending on the potential for future business, you may just chalk this up as a marketing expense. If someone gives you a finished product to engrave on, what do you do if you mess it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,621
Posted By richf
It depends on the colors. Solid and some combo...

It depends on the colors. Solid and some combo colors can make good signs. Light colors make good cutting boards. I call dark colored boards cheese trays and recommend them for more as a tray and...
Forum: Mick Martin 11-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,992
Posted By richf
There is no way I could tell this was a miniature...

There is no way I could tell this was a miniature by looking at the closeups. Great work.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,658
Posted By richf
Oh, I was thinking this was a variation from the...

Oh, I was thinking this was a variation from the Aztec calendar but this is the Aztec calendar. Yes, that one has been discussed much. The Mayan one is much simpler if this link is accurate.
...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,658
Posted By richf
Yeah, that does look like a lot of vector work,...

Yeah, that does look like a lot of vector work, like a digital surgical implant. I wonder if using vinyl printed Roman numerals that would just adhere might look good on this. Then you could make...
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