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Old 10-31-2014, 12:38 AM
EddieM EddieM is offline
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This is just great man...I am having the time of my life with my machine! Doing all kinds of neat "stuff"...buying cool tools. And is it me or am I the only person that loves the smell of new tooling? It's always fun getting packages (not mail, because mail is usually bills) but man, something sparks when I know the package has tooling!

My Wife and I just started our own little company this past January, and I worked my tail off to get our Stinger III. Now it has been up and running for almost three full months, and I feel very comfortable with it. This is our first CNC machine, but its no where near the first I've used. It is the first "small" machine I have used, both of us (the machine and I) are doing just fine.

We are just starting to market ourselves a little bit, its actually been two weeks and we set up all kinds of social media accounts, joined a local forum, contacted a few companies (27 actually). We are a job shop, cnc routing services. So everyone reading this will actually watch us grow...I hope! We've done a couple of little jobs, nothing too crazy...we are just starting out and putting a little buzz in everyone's ear.

We have a lot of stuff to make...a few phone calls and inquires that may lead to something. In them mean time...this may not be GRANDE, or so awesome you'll spit your coffee out when you see the pics...but its the beginning to something I love to do.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:04 AM
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Hope you get allot of jobs!

Great start!

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Old 10-31-2014, 05:06 AM
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Keep those pictures comin', Eddie! That enthusiasm you have is going to spawn some fantastic work! Best of Luck to you!
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:04 PM
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Default Possible Contract Manufactured Job

Thanks all! I'm trying my best to get the word out!

I actually received a phone call today on cutting 95 sheets of 3/4" plywood/OSB per day. Only bad thing is I can not provide a quote right now. I need to have some of the panel sizes in order to figure up how many sheets I can process in one day. Most of the panel sizes are 42"x42" with a rabbit cut around the perimeter and some notching to go over some metal clips. That's really all the information I received.

Of course I made a very quick sample piece to show the guy I know what I'm doing. And of course I don't have the correct tooling to get the best cycle times...but if I get the job, I'll get the tooling! I'm going to have to get a lot with 95 sheets per day. Attached are a couple of pictures of the part I made as a sample.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:41 PM
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Good Luck Brother
Be a nice project
Hope it works out
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:54 AM
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I got to do a little playing around yesterday with my business cards. I have some that I ordered and its time to reorder more. I starting thinking...why should I even spend the money to buy business cards when I should be marketing what my machine can do. What better way to do that then make them on the CNC?

This is just a test though. Since this does not have to be an exact science, I was thinking of engraving the front of the sheet and then flipping the sheet for the back side engraving.

For some reason, I'm having a problem attaching pictures. I'll try adding a few more later.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:28 PM
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Default 1" acrylic job

Things just got serious tonight! I've never cut 1" thick cast acrylic before. Hopefully this turns out well! We are making some speaker rings that are going to be edge lit with LEDs.

Well...it will not let me up load any photos. Just keeps saying upload failed.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:30 PM
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Things just got serious tonight! I've never cut 1" thick cast acrylic before. Hopefully this turns out well! We are making some speaker rings that are going to be edge lit with LEDs.
Check out the posts by Xray, he is one of the wizards on the topic.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:18 AM
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Default Made some progress tonight

I got a little bit done on a job for a local car fabrication company. Material is 1" cast acrylic. There were some bad parts for some LED rings that mount to a speaker, the company selling them said they fit perfect...then tried to fit it together themselves and were speechless.

So I'm fixing it for them. Cutting this material was worrisome as I've never had to machine a part like this or material like this. So I treated it as if it were brass.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:21 AM
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Default Ready for the next side

Some pictures are not uploading for some reason. But I'm ready to break the tabs off, flip the part over and machine the other side.
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