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Forum: The Water Cooler 12-05-2017, 09:54 AM
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Posted By mike.davison
I've resisted that approach partially because it...

I've resisted that approach partially because it just feels like all that real estate on the rotary could be used for this, but less trivially because I've started experimenting with vacuum hold down...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-04-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks Gary. That is an important requirement....

Thanks Gary. That is an important requirement. Accuracy doesn't accomplish much without rigidity.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-04-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By mike.davison
I wish...... there was a really good...

I wish...... there was a really good Recoil-mounted vertical jig.

"Really good" probably means aluminum, with very accurate adjustment mechanisms that are reasonably easy to adjust (The Recoil...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-01-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By mike.davison
Isn't this done by clicking the green box next to...

Isn't this done by clicking the green box next to the Z axis in the axis window?
Forum: Router Bits 11-30-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By mike.davison
Maybe a tapered end mill would do the job? You...

Maybe a tapered end mill would do the job? You can get some tapered end mills with insanely small tips that are less prone to breakage.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 11-28-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike.davison
Since the failure seems to be a flaky connector...

Since the failure seems to be a flaky connector on the laser it might be sensible to open up the laser and either replace the flaky socket or just hardware the laser. If you've reached the point...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 11-27-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike.davison
Had the same problem. CAMaster replaced the laser...

Had the same problem. CAMaster replaced the laser with a different one that works well. My machine was fairly new at the time so may have been handled as a warranty issue. Regardless, CAMaster has a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By mike.davison
Huh. Well, I contacted Trimble/SU support just...

Huh. Well, I contacted Trimble/SU support just yesterday via email and received very quick, attentive help. One data point is hardly proof that Trimble/SU is the greatest thing since sliced bread,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By mike.davison
I use Sketchup Pro. My motivation for going...

I use Sketchup Pro.

My motivation for going with the pro version rather than free version is the the desire to use some Pro features like Layout and the license requires the pro version for...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 11-14-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By mike.davison
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By mike.davison
Dust Collection too

Keith,

On the DC, I decided to take a chance on heat/AC loss. The shop is in a basement and has no direct heat/AC, but has remained comfortable while the outdoor temperature has ranged from 90+...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks Gary. There would need to be a few elbows...

Thanks Gary. There would need to be a few elbows so it sounds best to keep the vacuum close the machine.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By mike.davison
Vacuum placement

I'm looking at attaching (finally) a Black Box Cyclone vacuum and was wondering if it would be feasible to place the vacuum about 50' away from the CNC machine. I've placed the dust collector and air...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-26-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By mike.davison
I have a Grizzly 2HP cyclone. It's fine; does the...

I have a Grizzly 2HP cyclone. It's fine; does the job. If I were buying a new DC I'd look at Laguna and Oneida. The Jet Vortex looks interesting for a smaller shop or single machine.

2-stage is...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-20-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By mike.davison
Mmmmm.... A PT-404 is a Panther. The 4x4 Stinger...

Mmmmm.... A PT-404 is a Panther. The 4x4 Stinger is an SR-44. Does 'placard' mean the computer screen? If so, it sounds like your WinCNC configuration needs at least one correction as what you see...
Forum: New Forum Members 09-30-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By mike.davison
Welcome! This is a fabulous group. Very helpful.

Welcome! This is a fabulous group. Very helpful.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-30-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
Michael, shouldn't there be a T shirt or...

Michael, shouldn't there be a T shirt or something for this club? At least a secret handshake.

Wish I took a photo! My door was wider -- a nice big 36" -- but was through a basement bulkhead....
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-29-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
Definitely a complement, Gary. Thanks for the...

Definitely a complement, Gary. Thanks for the coaching and encouragement.

[da man]
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-29-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
The final move story chapter

The movers were successful in moving the Stinger out of the garage shop near Seattle and delivering it to the garage of my new home near Boston. Super easy. No need to worry. However, there was a...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 09-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mike.davison
Someone with a CNC machine should mill it flat....

Someone with a CNC machine should mill it flat. ;-)
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-16-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
Zoom zoom

Not a great photo, but my Stinger is in the back of a moving van on I-90 somewhere between Seattle and Boston. This moving stuff is too much work!
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By mike.davison
I've been developing embedded software for 25...

I've been developing embedded software for 25 years and am a big Mac and Linux fan so.... computer geek to computer geek....

What you might be missing is that precisely and reliably positioning...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-27-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
They might pass through Philly on their way.......

They might pass through Philly on their way.......
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-26-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
My hero. Thanks Gary. Now, can I ship the...

My hero. Thanks Gary.

Now, can I ship the kids in the truck too....... Hmm........
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-26-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By mike.davison
I considered the ABF U-pack pods, but they are...

I considered the ABF U-pack pods, but they are not big enough for a Stinger II with recoil. Other container options -- Pods, Pack Rat.... -- are workable for me too, but really aren't significantly...
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