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Forum: The Water Cooler Today, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Charlie_L
Welcome and it sounds like you are having fun......

Welcome and it sounds like you are having fun... just the start of it.

There will be lots of good answers to follow from others more experienced than I.

I would start at 150 ipm and about...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-05-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Charlie_L
Best too ask the factory, but my machine has 2

Best too ask the factory, but my machine has 2
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 12-04-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Charlie_L
Be sure to turn the e stop button when resetting....

Be sure to turn the e stop button when resetting. The turn releases the off switch.
If you have the control panel open, the door switch might have it off too. I don't know if you have that feature...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-04-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Charlie_L
If you have the recoil, check out this post. ...

If you have the recoil, check out this post.
http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=4817
Couple good posts on software to calculate the geometry too.
http://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=4779...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-29-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Charlie_L
Ummmmmm. I thought his example worked, giving...

Ummmmmm.
I thought his example worked, giving him 0.020 gap between the top of the work piece and the male inlay. ????
Others ? straighten me out, I'm a little warped perhaps[lol]
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-26-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Charlie_L
Mitch, I use the same glue, wetting both the...

Mitch,
I use the same glue, wetting both the pocket and the male piece, probably excessively. I typically have a 0.030 to 0.050 gap between the top of the piece and the male for the glue to squeeze...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Charlie_L
I use 1/2 inch tool most of the time on the thick...

I use 1/2 inch tool most of the time on the thick hardwoods.

I like the Whiteside 1069, just do a google search to find your favorite supplier. It has 1.5 inch CL. 1/2 inch diameter.

Or, for 2...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-25-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Charlie_L
I don't know what the manufacturers data says...

I don't know what the manufacturers data says regarding extended run times. I'm sure you did no harm. That is the reason to buy the spindle, it will handle continuous running with ease. As you run...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Charlie_L
As a minimum you can slow down the transit speed...

As a minimum you can slow down the transit speed as the z is dropping to the FTC pad. I suspect you have a macro called G37Z or another named with the word TouchTop, or something like that. Look for...
Forum: Charlie L 11-01-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Charlie_L
Thanks for the nice comments. Hope you all...

Thanks for the nice comments. Hope you all enjoyed it.
Forum: Charlie L 10-30-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Charlie_L
Finished table

Well, now I know how to design a Dutch Leaf table. I have seen one in person, the one I made. Found one good video with details that really helped. A second short video that showed the construction...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Charlie_L
I would start reading Gary's post on static...

I would start reading Gary's post on static discharge prevention.
http://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=8650
Forum: CAMheads How 2 10-15-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Charlie_L
I like the open spaces. Mostly so like James said...

I like the open spaces. Mostly so like James said so you can monitor. You might find that depending on your material flows through the space it could be best not in a corner.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-25-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Charlie_L
Great to see. One of my kids has some bees and...

Great to see. One of my kids has some bees and has been telling me it is something I should make. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-18-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Charlie_L
Tracy, looking very nice. I hope you carved your...

Tracy, looking very nice. I hope you carved your name and date or some other text the family can enjoy. Makes it extra special.
Forum: T.R. McMunn 09-13-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Charlie_L
Perfect image for the country side I'm from too.

Perfect image for the country side I'm from too.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-10-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Charlie_L
May not help you if you are still having problems...

May not help you if you are still having problems but I start by watching this inputs and figure out which one lights or turns off for each input switch. Like the X, Y, Z switches that set during...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-09-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Charlie_L
Does the measure tool work now? If not, from the...

Does the measure tool work now? If not, from the menu view, select inputs and watch the lights. Anything change lights when measuring tools?
Forum: New Forum Members 09-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Charlie_L
I'll add another idea for newbie's, I created a...

I'll add another idea for newbie's, I created a document with links or copies of interesting posts from the forum that applied to things I was learning. That way I could find them quickly as I...
Forum: Charlie L 09-03-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Charlie_L
Help for Dutch Leaf or Draw Leaf Table

Hello,

I'm not the best furniture maker but I really do enjoy the challenges. I'm going to make a table with extensions, and the dutch leaf seems like a good idea.

White Oak, 45 by 65 table...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Charlie_L
FTC Machine settings

This post has the instructions, pdf file, that I have been using with my FTC. I almost always zero off the table top but when I don't, I have to pull these out to be sure I get it right....
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 09-01-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By Charlie_L
I might start with obvious questions you have...

I might start with obvious questions you have already checked. Is the material held down with vacuum? Or, is it possible the material is moving up and down just a little? The pictures look like a lot...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-28-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Charlie_L
I use at least 12-15 feet of USB cable with my...

I use at least 12-15 feet of USB cable with my keyboard. Gets me where I need to reach.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-23-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Charlie_L
I know they are in the owners section if you can...

I know they are in the owners section if you can look there.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-21-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Charlie_L
Homemade

I would make my own. That way you never run out.
http://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=2313
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