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Forum: New Forum Members 05-07-2018, 11:46 AM
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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: 1,466
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: 259
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: 1,466
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: 861
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: 657
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: 657
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: 501
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: 501
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: 755
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...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks Gerry! That was lightning fast. Looking...

Thanks Gerry! That was lightning fast. Looking forward to poking around with JointCAM and seeing how badly my vertical jig works.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By mike.davison
JointCAM + CAMaster users?

I'm seeing a problem with JointCAM, which may be caused by my not getting the configuration correct for a Stinger. So..... I'd like to see if there's anyone here that uses JointCAM on their CAMaster...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-31-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By mike.davison
A couple of examples: ...

A couple of examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l28mM1NeFw
http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V9/selectedvideo.php?video_id=11
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-25-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By mike.davison
Vertical work surfaces can be created by adding a...

Vertical work surfaces can be created by adding a jig to the Recoil rails or by cutting a slot in the table. Both methods have been used and discussed in this forum.

A Recoil-mounted jig is on my...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-18-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By mike.davison
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 03-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By mike.davison
Good point, John. Whatever error exists for...

Good point, John. Whatever error exists for calibration should exist for tool measurement. Perhaps the error is not consistent?

Different bits will interact wit the FTC touch pad differently,...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 03-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By mike.davison
Being a rookie, I should likely leave this to the...

Being a rookie, I should likely leave this to the experienced folks, but.....

I assume you're using an FTC and I suspect the FTC has some inherient inaccuracy, especially if the Z feed rate is too...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-06-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks guys. It was a fun project. ...

Thanks guys. It was a fun project.



Cherry. Finished with a simple wiping oil. No stain.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-06-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By mike.davison
Rocking!

Recently got my shop set up again after a move and finished a sculpted rocker. Thought I'd share here since the back slats were created using Aspire. If I were to tackle another sculpted piece I'd...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-03-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By mike.davison
+1 for keeping the ductwork as large as possible...

+1 for keeping the ductwork as large as possible for as long as possible. Absolutely helps. The other related point is the quality/design/type of ductwork. I recently switched from HVAC ductwork to...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 02-20-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By mike.davison
[lol] Yes, Gary, I'm quite certain starting with...

[lol] Yes, Gary, I'm quite certain starting with low-cost materials AND low-cost bits is a very wise course. I mean really, what idiot would do that to such an expensive bit? Some people.....
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 02-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By mike.davison
Hmmm..... Well, I actually learned to use the...

Hmmm..... Well, I actually learned to use the rotary axis so can't answer the "what's holding you back" question directly. However, I'm fairly new to all this so perhaps offering a bit of "What I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By mike.davison
Very nice work!

Very nice work!
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-08-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By mike.davison
If the requirement is that the material be no...

If the requirement is that the material be no larger than the final size then, yes, it has to be exactly the final size along the axis of rotation and some type of external alignment (pencil lines,...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By mike.davison
Unless you use the alignment pin method. Then,...

Unless you use the alignment pin method. Then, while the material thickness matters the height and do not (assuming both are at least the size specified in VCP/Aspire/etc). Choose your complexity.
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