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Forum: New Forum Members 11-27-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Tristan
Welcome, and great to have you as part of us......

Welcome, and great to have you as part of us... It is an awesome bunch of friends to be amongst....

Yes, the wait is always hard, but there are a few things that one can get ready while you wait,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-21-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Tristan
I am glad that you are sorted, and have no major...

I am glad that you are sorted, and have no major work to do or need to replace parts on your machine. That is always a bonus...

Yes, balance between wrenches is important, and if you suspect that...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-18-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Tristan
There should definitely be no movement when the...

There should definitely be no movement when the Servos are on. If there is movement, then there is something loose between the motor, Pinion and Rail or lead screw. Not sure if the Stinger has a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-16-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Tristan
Ac drive fault

Good day all

I have a funny problem that has crept into my Elite. I constantly get a "AC DRIVE FAULT, RESET SERVOS" error. I have greased the bearings and cleaned the linear rails, checked that...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-01-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tristan
I have had the same issue, basically the shaft on...

I have had the same issue, basically the shaft on the pulley/pinion was worn out, and the bearings that the shaft runs on was not too happy. Unfortunately, the shaft does not have a keyway (mine at...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-26-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tristan
Hear Hear...

Hear Hear...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-18-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tristan
Paul, we do mostly cutouts (Coffin and Casket...

Paul, we do mostly cutouts (Coffin and Casket Lids etc), and the feedspeed while cutting is the same on both my machines. The timesaving comes in when the head does its rapid moves to the next lid....
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-17-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tristan
Jip, the 2000ipm is the positioning speeds, dont...

Jip, the 2000ipm is the positioning speeds, dont try and cut at those speeds, unless you are cutting butter, even then, there will be more around the machine and the walls than on the table. Cutting...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-12-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,105
Posted By Tristan
I agree, as repetitive jobs do get "boring",...

I agree, as repetitive jobs do get "boring", sometimes even get the "Oh no, do I have to make this again" thoughts, they are also the bread and butter. Its a handful of repeat customers. The rest is...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-08-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By Tristan
Yes, Compression bit... I use a spiral Up/Down...

Yes, Compression bit... I use a spiral Up/Down cut bit, works like a bomb. On some parts I cut about 0.5mm through the board, but most boards I cut down to Z0 (Table). We cut about 100 - 120 sheets...
Forum: Elite Series 10-03-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,957
Posted By Tristan
Unfortunately Spraying/Varnishing is a long...

Unfortunately Spraying/Varnishing is a long process. The spraying itself can be quick, but the drying needs to happen properly, and that takes time. Then the varnish needs to be a high gloss varnish,...
Forum: Elite Series 10-03-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,957
Posted By Tristan
Thank you for the compliments. As for the...

Thank you for the compliments.

As for the finishing process, after getting machined, they get lightly sanded to get the MDF "fur" off, and smooth. Then the exposed MDF gets sprayed with a sealer,...
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 10-03-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,256
Posted By Tristan
Im not sure how the dust situation in your...

Im not sure how the dust situation in your electrical panel looks like,but I also have the emergency circuit gremlin. Just blow out the contacts on the back of the EStop, maybe spray in some...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-27-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tristan
I have an old-fashioned pencil (not clutch pencil...

I have an old-fashioned pencil (not clutch pencil type), which I stick behind my ear when I work. A habit which I picked up from my Dad, who picked bit up from his Dad. People laugh at me, but at...
Forum: WINcnc General discussion 09-27-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By Tristan
Have you got an anti Virus software running on...

Have you got an anti Virus software running on your PC with WINCNC on? If so, make an exception in the Anti Virus Program for the entire WINCNC folder. Anti Virus programs should not normally see...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-27-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tristan
[lol][lol] I can relate

[lol][lol] I can relate
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-20-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Tristan
Wow, that is amazing... I reckon he would...

Wow, that is amazing... I reckon he would probably look at a CNC machine, and think "What is the point of that?"
Amazing how those traditional woodworkers work, and what they can get done so...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-20-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Tristan
From my side, I'd also go with raw material by...

From my side, I'd also go with raw material by the door, then CNCs, Edgebander etc etc... Try to keep the flow in a line. In other words, the sequence that the material needs to be worked on, is the...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 09-17-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Tristan
Yeah, very easy, create a new text file in...

Yeah, very easy, create a new text file in notepad (or wordpad), type your code, save it. Then navigate to the file in windows explorer, and rename it to *.TAP... Then open in WINCNC......
Forum: New Forum Members 09-17-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Tristan
My wife speaks of my TWO mistresses, the one...

My wife speaks of my TWO mistresses, the one being my CNC, the other my Mountain Bike... Whenever I go into my workshop, I get asked, "Which Mistress is getting all your attention today?" I think if...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-14-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tristan
Love the way they say "No Smoking"... Classic...

Love the way they say "No Smoking"... Classic [fantastic]
Forum: New Forum Members 09-14-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Tristan
May your new Mistress never give you hassles... ...

May your new Mistress never give you hassles...
Welcome to the family...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-13-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tristan
Very Very nice... [clap]...

Very Very nice... [clap]...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Tristan
Could also be the Y Axis shaft bearing. My...

Could also be the Y Axis shaft bearing. My machine was doing the same, and I replaced the shaft and bearing, and all is good again. Also check that the pinion is not too tight on the rack. The...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-24-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,071
Posted By Tristan
I agree, I make rough cut relatively aggressively...

I agree, I make rough cut relatively aggressively , and the final smoothing cut finely. That said, listen to what the machine is telling you, if she starts making unusual noises, you are are pushing...
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