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Forum: Stinger III 10-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By BradyWatson
Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7...

Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7 or 8 Hg" (1/2 Atmosphere) & less than 200 CFM. That puts you in the 5hp+ range for a pump. Familiarize yourself with the numbers and what they mean...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-19-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By BradyWatson
There are several factors that influence how you...

There are several factors that influence how you make your vacuum grid, including how many zones, the bit diameter etc.

You really want to take a moment to think about the sizes of material that...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 10-05-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By BradyWatson
X2 Welding will fail or give less than...

X2

Welding will fail or give less than desirable results if they are not converted to curves, are grouped or there are too many inside/outside vector combinations for it to figure out.

Copy all...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 10-01-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By BradyWatson
No...and don't....the volume of the canister is...

No...and don't....the volume of the canister is too large for plastic it will implode and kill your pump. Ever touch down an impeller? Ain't pretty.

$350-ish via Zoro, ebay et al: Vacuum Filter,5...
Forum: New Forum Members 09-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,968
Posted By BradyWatson
Pepperidge Farm Remembers...

In my day, there were no tool numbers...still aren't...

[wink]
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 09-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,104
Posted By BradyWatson
Jim, Thank you for the testimonial. I always...

Jim,
Thank you for the testimonial. I always try to do my best, so customers can be successful with their project.



Mike,
I don't have a record of you as a customer. I'd be happy to quote you...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-06-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By BradyWatson
Solid carbide tools don't deflect. Machines do. ...

Solid carbide tools don't deflect. Machines do.

Carbide is crystalline and will snap off before it bends.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-31-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By BradyWatson
"Lexan" is polycarbonate. Look it up in the list....

"Lexan" is polycarbonate. Look it up in the list. Onsrud doesn't recommend an upcut spiral O grind as the best choice. - neither do I - so I am not giving you any numbers. PC doesn't machine as...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-30-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By BradyWatson
Plug in the material and find the bit:...

Plug in the material and find the bit: http://www.plasticrouting.com/BitSearch.asp?Page=Material
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-29-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By BradyWatson
Liberty Tool is right in Exton. They're an Amana...

Liberty Tool is right in Exton. They're an Amana dealer. ToolsToday price on a tool I needed was $131. Liberty's price was $88. They're also carry other good lines. I confirmed with them today they...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By BradyWatson
Steve, It gets lonely at the top...there aren't...

Steve,
It gets lonely at the top...there aren't many you can call to even commiserate with. You can't even explain to the Mrs what the story is more than basic detail...you might as well have told...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By BradyWatson
Sounds like a playing card in bike spokes... ...

Sounds like a playing card in bike spokes...

Program the tool to traverse the table at a slower speed like 60 ipm, then walk around the machine, crawl under etc and find the source. Almost sounds...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By BradyWatson
Linky no worky...

Linky no worky...
Forum: Charlie L 08-25-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By BradyWatson
Wow that's huge! It was just now, after...

Wow that's huge!

It was just now, after looking at the shapes of the states my entire life that I realized that Michigan looks like a muppet crying at the sky; as if to say, "Please put me out of...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 08-21-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By BradyWatson
Neal, It's under the Toolpaths menu.

Neal,
It's under the Toolpaths menu.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By BradyWatson
Now you're talkin'....I did 50,000 letters 1.5"...

Now you're talkin'....I did 50,000 letters 1.5" tall for Federated Dept Stores (Macys etc), using commercial grade laminating adhesive, .090" styrene as a sacrificial layer and SintraTop PVC for the...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-18-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
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 08-18-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
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 08-18-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
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 08-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
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 08-17-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
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: 2,111
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: 23
Views: 1,041
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: 23
Views: 1,041
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: 318
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...
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