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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-11-2018, 05:58 AM
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Posted By BradyWatson
FYI you don't need a vacuum pump unless the parts...

FYI you don't need a vacuum pump unless the parts are very small. A good shopvac like a Fein or Festool works really well. They have a lot of CFM which makes up for porous or leaky setups as well....
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By BradyWatson
$25 with diamond drag bit, spring & set screw--->...

$25 with diamond drag bit, spring & set screw---> Ebay...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By BradyWatson
As time goes on you'll most likely narrow your...

As time goes on you'll most likely narrow your selection of jigs down. Along those lines, so you don't have a gajillion dedicated vac fixtures, you can use what I call a 'Vacuum Mask'. It is...
Forum: Stinger III 06-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BradyWatson
From the manual: What drives are you...

From the manual:


What drives are you running?

-B
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By BradyWatson
That's good stuff. It's very similar to...

That's good stuff. It's very similar to Butterboard but I think it is less porous. Machines like a dream and great for mold master models or anything else that needs to be tight grained or...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-27-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By BradyWatson
Traci, I would open the box and inspect. There...

Traci,
I would open the box and inspect. There isn't anything magical in there...4 vac motors and some switches etc. It's always a good idea to clean + you definitely want to get some kind of...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By BradyWatson
It's possible that 2 of the 4 motors tripped the...

It's possible that 2 of the 4 motors tripped the internal breaker after they got hot while the other 2 remained on. I believe you can contact BlackBox vacuum directly and ask them.

-B
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By BradyWatson
Use a diamond drag or sharpen a broken carbide or...

Use a diamond drag or sharpen a broken carbide or HSS tool to a point. You can do this on a bench grinder or 4.5" grinder with flap sandpaper disc etc.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-26-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By BradyWatson
Soft plastic = stuff like HDPE etc Hard...

Soft plastic = stuff like HDPE etc

Hard plastic = polycarbonate

EVERY plastic machines differently. For example, clear acrylic made by Cyro machines differently than smoked clear acrylic by...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By BradyWatson
eBay is probably your best bet. For example:...

eBay is probably your best bet. For example: onsrud...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By BradyWatson
Just add and extra valve (any type of valve -...

Just add and extra valve (any type of valve - knife/gate/ball) to your manifold and don't connect it to anything - leave it open air. You might want to put a filter on the end of it. It should be at...
Forum: Router Bits 06-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By BradyWatson
A woodruff seat cutter or mandrel mounted saw...

A woodruff seat cutter or mandrel mounted saw comes to mind for this. Depending on the bottom of the bit used, you may have to prop it up...also don't underestimate how quickly a hand router with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By BradyWatson
Pretty much. I thought the chamfer toolpath would...

Pretty much. I thought the chamfer toolpath would work, but I can't get it to cooperate. (Works in v8.5, but you must use a square end mill...So, nope.)

Attached graphic should get you going.

-B
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-16-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By BradyWatson
Correct. When these, or any other...

Correct.

When these, or any other polyurethane material is made, the density is regulated via controlled back pressure. They essentially throttle the expansion via vent holes by either the number...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 06-15-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By BradyWatson
The Great Seal (http://www.ibild.com/) was done...

The Great Seal (http://www.ibild.com/) was done in 18# Corofoam by Duna (previously Dunaboard)

-B
Forum: Router Bits 06-15-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By BradyWatson
Harvey Tool has 1/8" end Mills up to 1.875" LOC ...

Harvey Tool has 1/8" end Mills up to 1.875" LOC

-B
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-14-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By BradyWatson
Put your modelling resolution on at least 7x....

Put your modelling resolution on at least 7x. Keep your model workspace XY as small as you can (within reason) so that things don't get spread too thin. For instance, if the relief is about 12" x...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By BradyWatson
Change the previewer quality.... -B

Change the previewer quality....

-B
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-13-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By BradyWatson
First plaque? Very nice job! One critique on...

First plaque? Very nice job!

One critique on the net component - more of a teaching moment - there is ALWAYS some disparity between 3D voxels (how Aspire/Artcam represents 3D) and the 2D vectors...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-11-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By BradyWatson
Welcome... I had to look up where Leonardo was....

Welcome... I had to look up where Leonardo was. I'm in Centre Grove.

Learn the cad/cam. Everything else is pretty easy.

-B
Forum: T.R. McMunn 06-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By BradyWatson
Here's one more way... Aspire/VCP is a bit...

Here's one more way...

Aspire/VCP is a bit weird when it comes to creating reliefs that reside below the zero plane. You are going to be limited in VCP getting where you want to be, so these...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 06-08-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By BradyWatson
Jim, You're going to find going forward that...

Jim,
You're going to find going forward that all the vector hoarding is for naught if you anticipate being someone who draws things from scratch or uses the machine in any commercial...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 06-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By BradyWatson
Jim, Good to see you having fun & actually...

Jim,
Good to see you having fun & actually 'doing' the work. You'll improve a lot over the next few months.

Two things...first, some things, like v-carved letters, machine better at a slower...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-07-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By BradyWatson
Sylvan, You are welcome. Gerry's comments...

Sylvan,
You are welcome.

Gerry's comments are pointing you in the right direction for production...

-B
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-06-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By BradyWatson
Sylvan, Many have thought of it...many have...

Sylvan,
Many have thought of it...many have tried it - but the reality is, you get better results just laying it down on the table and flipping it over from side A to B. Most of them can be machined...
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