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Forum: Stinger II 04-19-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By adirondak5
Congrats Jim , the machine is a beauty , enjoy .

Congrats Jim , the machine is a beauty , enjoy .
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By adirondak5
Glad you got it figured Joe , its nice to be able...

Glad you got it figured Joe , its nice to be able to tone it down at times .
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-18-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By adirondak5
I have an SDA laser like Bruce's , it is...

I have an SDA laser like Bruce's , it is adjustable . I use it on almost every setup , I very rarely do the exact same thing twice . I find it extremely helpful .

...
Forum: Stinger II 04-10-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By adirondak5
Nice work ! Now you've got me thinking .

Nice work ! Now you've got me thinking .
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,621
Posted By adirondak5
Glad you got it figured Joe . Don't beat yourself...

Glad you got it figured Joe . Don't beat yourself up over it , I had a very similar issue myself a while back and I'm sure others have too . [stinger]
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,621
Posted By adirondak5
You can also clear the blue box(if you have not...

You can also clear the blue box(if you have not already) next to Z on the wincnc screen Joe , with a drag bit you're working off top of material and you'll bet setting the z to that manually , I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,621
Posted By adirondak5
Joe , the single tool post p will not send your...

Joe , the single tool post p will not send your spindle to machine home and ask to remove dust boot , make sure you are using the single tool post p , also make sure you comment out the spindle start...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,621
Posted By adirondak5
Joe , when I use my diamond drag bit with my...

Joe , when I use my diamond drag bit with my Stinger using the single tool pp I manually set z to material surface as you say you have done and when I start the file it does not go to the ftc pad , ...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-05-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By adirondak5
And here's another , link for thread from Luke at...

And here's another , link for thread from Luke at CAMaster , his computer stand

http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=4028
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By adirondak5
Imgur works well , fast , free , easier than...

Imgur works well , fast , free , easier than phoneybucket ever was .
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 03-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By adirondak5
You can save "Home Positions" with WinCnc , its...

You can save "Home Positions" with WinCnc , its in the manual , its very easy to do .
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-06-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By adirondak5
Hi Wes , This is a quote from one of Gary...

Hi Wes ,

This is a quote from one of Gary Campbell's threads , I've also included a link to that thread , its a good read for somebody just getting into CNC .

Gary's quote ;
"The following is...
Forum: Stinger II 01-27-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,227
Posted By adirondak5
She who must be obeyed [lol]

She who must be obeyed [lol]
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-22-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By adirondak5
I believe it is for checking the runout , I check...

I believe it is for checking the runout , I check mine with a dial indicator every once in a while .
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-22-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By adirondak5
On my laser which is probably not the same model...

On my laser which is probably not the same model as yours being my machine is older I simply turn the lens cap(I guess thats what its called ) to bring it into sharp focus .
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-07-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By adirondak5
You've got something wrong either mechanically or...

You've got something wrong either mechanically or in your process . I've broke about 2 bits in the last 4 years and both were due to the process and they were 1/8" bits . Check your collet , check...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By adirondak5
Good news . My rule of thumb with hardwoods is...

Good news . My rule of thumb with hardwoods is 1/2 diameter of bit for depth of cut as a starting point . I'm no expert but its worked pretty good for me and I would say 90% of my machining is with...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-05-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By adirondak5
I usually only take a 1/8" depth per pass when...

I usually only take a 1/8" depth per pass when cutting hardwoods with a 1/4" bit , I generally run at 100 ipm or more.
Forum: adirondak5 Herb Holmes ! 01-04-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,241
Posted By adirondak5
Joe , that is pretty much just an effect of of...

Joe , that is pretty much just an effect of of the engraving , the filled numbers and shapes take on more of a white tinted look while the outline only engraved areas show off more of the color .
Forum: adirondak5 Herb Holmes ! 01-04-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,241
Posted By adirondak5
Thanks Doug . Framing them is not as...

Thanks Doug .
Framing them is not as uneconomical as you may think , it doesn't take a lot of time or a lot of material .
Forum: adirondak5 Herb Holmes ! 01-03-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,241
Posted By adirondak5
Thanks Aubrey . Here's a link to the bit I got...

Thanks Aubrey . Here's a link to the bit I got from ebay , its actually cheaper now than when I got it . This seller also sells spare tips .
...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-02-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By adirondak5
Try this one ...

Try this one

http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=7807
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-08-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By adirondak5
Glad you got going , I think that issue gets a...

Glad you got going , I think that issue gets a lot of folks (it got me)
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-07-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By adirondak5
Are you using Vectric software ? If you are check...

Are you using Vectric software ? If you are check your home start position for Z in material setup , material thickness , plus bit length , plus home start position can't be greater than total Z...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By adirondak5
I don't understand how you could work off top of...

I don't understand how you could work off top of material without using the touch plate and performing the touch top routine or manually setting Z zero to the top of material. I know when you work...
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