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Forum: New Forum Members 10-16-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By mike.davison
If 'extra work' means extra machine time, yes. If...

If 'extra work' means extra machine time, yes. If 'extra work' means more of your time, then no.

The upside to a rotary axis is that it is versatile. You can do odd, complex shapes AND do...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-15-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By mike.davison
The additional cost for a 4x8 vs 4x4 machine is...

The additional cost for a 4x8 vs 4x4 machine is relatively small and worthwhile in many/most cases. You can do 4x8 sheet goods on a 4x4 machine, but it's slow and error-prone. If you're going to do a...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-15-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By mike.davison
Hmmm.... I'm fairly new to CNC, having just...

Hmmm.... I'm fairly new to CNC, having just started about 4 years ago, so maybe my path is educational. I investigated online what machines could do, their price points, what I thought I might find...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-25-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By mike.davison
Well.... I'm not the expert here, but.... ...

Well.... I'm not the expert here, but....

You've confirmed that the switches work by pressing on them directly. Good. You've noticed that the little metal arms on the switches are bent. Well,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-24-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By mike.davison
I've put videos and YouTube and marked them...

I've put videos and YouTube and marked them private so only those that I shared the URL with could view them. You might use that mechanism.

But... I'm sure the experts will comment on this issue....
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-23-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By mike.davison
I connected a Stinger II to my existing Grizzly...

I connected a Stinger II to my existing Grizzly G0440, which is rated at 1354 CFM, and that has proven sufficient. I routinely use this DC with 2 machines, the Stinger II and any other machine,...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-16-2019, 09:28 AM
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Views: 411
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks Steve. Nice work!

Thanks Steve. Nice work!
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By mike.davison
Perhaps the bit dulled?

Perhaps the bit dulled?
Forum: Cabinet Parts Pro 09-10-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By mike.davison
Intriguing. Looking forward to more details....

Intriguing. Looking forward to more details. Parametric/Dynamic components in Sketchup are a nice approach.
Forum: Stinger II 09-08-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By mike.davison
Maybe one of the CNC experts will speak to this...

Maybe one of the CNC experts will speak to this question, but I think the connector was likely not firmly seated long ago and eventually vibrated out. If it is now firmly connected (you can't wiggle...
Forum: Stinger II 09-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By mike.davison
Possible that one stepper is not moving? That...

Possible that one stepper is not moving? That could look like each side is moving in the opposite direction. A loose connection could cause one stepper to stop moving and that's a good first step --...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By mike.davison
Actually, I do have an unused 25' serial cable...

Actually, I do have an unused 25' serial cable (and long video and USB cables). They all worked fine when I needed them. Looks like I paid $50 for this beauty. Willing to sell for $25. PM if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,218
Posted By mike.davison
Not that I'm aware of, but a manual version of...

Not that I'm aware of, but a manual version of this is workable. Just add a small curved vector to the start and end of the offending vector and you're in business. Another approach is to explicitly...
Forum: Jim Becker 08-27-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,247
Posted By mike.davison
Hey Jim, that's an interesting job. Do you know...

Hey Jim, that's an interesting job. Do you know these will be attached to the building? I've been curious if exterior MDF has any special handling needed since (maybe?) it will not hold fasteners as...
Forum: WINcnc General discussion 08-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By mike.davison
Thanks for sharing the workaround for the...

Thanks for sharing the workaround for the 'unsigned' issue. I upgraded to Windows10 a year ago and didn't bump into any problems. I did ask CAMaster if there were any issues before the Windows10...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,218
Posted By mike.davison
You're not expected too much from the machine. ...

You're not expected too much from the machine.

It's likely the work holding is not adequate. In my experience, double sided tape (or the tape+super glue trick) has too much flex for larger/deeper...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,785
Posted By mike.davison
I believe the documentation is usually (always?)...

I believe the documentation is usually (always?) installed on the control PC. There was a desktop folder containing the docs on my machine.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,312
Posted By mike.davison
The Stinger II threads are 3/4-10.

The Stinger II threads are 3/4-10.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,826
Posted By mike.davison
Seems like many folks put them completely outside...

Seems like many folks put them completely outside their shops.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-07-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By mike.davison
i have one, but rarely use it. It's useful when,...

i have one, but rarely use it. It's useful when, for whatever reason, there is a need to put a nail in a spot where a tool may cut. It's never my first choice for material holding.
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 08-06-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mike.davison
It seems reasonable to remove the T tracks and...

It seems reasonable to remove the T tracks and mill slightly deeper slots. Then reattach the tracks in the deeper slots.

And..... T tracks work best when there is another layer of MDF/etc on top...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-04-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,838
Posted By mike.davison
VCP will handle the tool paths nicely. ...

VCP will handle the tool paths nicely.

You’ll need a method to duplicate those cushions. A low cost, easy method if only a modest level of precision is needed is to place a ruler near the object,...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 07-26-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,263
Posted By mike.davison
Man, that's like asking if Ford or Chevy are...

Man, that's like asking if Ford or Chevy are better.

I, personally, really like doing rotary work and have a Stinger II with Recoil. But, my focus is furniture parts. Turned legs, that sort of...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 07-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,032
Posted By mike.davison
Ok, the Aspire file and the G code .tap file show...

Ok, the Aspire file and the G code .tap file show horizontal, zero degree, raster moves along the X axis. Looks as expected.

So.... at the risk of asking a very insulting question, do you have...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 07-18-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,032
Posted By mike.davison
Any chance you first created/saved the tool paths...

Any chance you first created/saved the tool paths at 90 degrees then changed to 0 degrees but forgot to save the new .tap file out? Don't ask me how I know this is an easy error to make.
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