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Forum: The Water Cooler 01-11-2019, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Wednesday night, about 50 porn spam threads. They...

Wednesday night, about 50 porn spam threads. They were there for a few hours.
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-06-2019, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Ger21
That's the nature of the beast. You'll start...

That's the nature of the beast. You'll start seeing material left in areas that the spoilboard was cut on previous cuts. Sharpness of the very tip of the bit can play a role here as well. Especially...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2019, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Ger21
There are lots of different ways that people...

There are lots of different ways that people "Onion Skin".


One thing people with less rigid machines do, is make the first cut a climb cut, about .01-.03 from going through, then follow with a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-02-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Ger21
My guess is it's moving. We have two 10HP Beckers...

My guess is it's moving. We have two 10HP Beckers on our 5x12 table, and like I said, Corian moves a lot.
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-01-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Ger21
How are you holding the Corian? Corian can move...

How are you holding the Corian?
Corian can move a LOT wen machining it. I've seen it bow 1/4" or more off of the table.
.002" is a pretty small amount.You might want to try a bit with radius...
Forum: Mozaik Software 12-30-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Ger21
It doesn't look like it. They have an option to...

It doesn't look like it. They have an option to sign up for 6 years. They say that this locks you in at the current monthly pricing for 6 years, which can save you money if there is a price increase....
Forum: Router Bits 12-30-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
I use these on occasion, mainly for difficult to...

I use these on occasion, mainly for difficult to cut (abrasive) materials....
Forum: Router Bits 12-27-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
Just makes for a more solid cabinet than 1/4"...

Just makes for a more solid cabinet than 1/4" backs. We still add cleats/nailers, and use 1/2" for those as well.
We do commercial work, mostly hospitals. We use dowels for assembly, and have a CNC...
Forum: Router Bits 12-27-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
We use 1/2" backs, so we can cut the dados with a...

We use 1/2" backs, so we can cut the dados with a 1/2" bit. Usually cut a 0.53" wide dado.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-26-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ger21
It also helps to warm the piece first before you...

It also helps to warm the piece first before you apply the epoxy.
Forum: Router Bits 12-26-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
In my 20+ years CNC cutting cabinet parts,...

In my 20+ years CNC cutting cabinet parts, there's only one exception to what Gary just said.
When you are trying to cut two cabinet sides that are roughly 24"x84", and the difference in bit size...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ger21
Most are actually 12mm, but as you noted,...

Most are actually 12mm, but as you noted, thickness can vary a fair amount.
I believe that Corian sheets actually have "12mm" printed on the edges.
Forum: Router Bits 12-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
If cost were not an issue, I think everyone would...

If cost were not an issue, I think everyone would be using $300 3" insert cutters for their spoilboard.


I plan on getting an Amana RC-2263, which is a good combination of price vs size....
Forum: Router Bits 12-23-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Ger21
Yes, a 3/8" compression is a good choice for the...

Yes, a 3/8" compression is a good choice for the ply, but I'd try to cut in one pass if possible.


If you use a mortise compression bit, you could also use it for the 35mm hinge cups.


And if...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 12-20-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ger21
System 3 is very similar in quality to West...

System 3 is very similar in quality to West Systems.



"Fiberglass" resin is actually known as polyester resin. Polyester resin has that strong "fiberglass" odor, where most epoxies are...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 12-19-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Ger21
With a smaller chuck like a SuperNova, if you...

With a smaller chuck like a SuperNova, if you want to use 10-12" diameter stock, just lag bolt a 2" diameter baltic birch disc to the end, and grab that with the chuck. That gives you the ability to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-17-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Ger21
If they are quality parts, then they should...

If they are quality parts, then they should actually be black chrome.
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 12-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Ger21
No!! You don't need to trace it at all. Import...

No!!
You don't need to trace it at all. Import Vectors!!
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 12-14-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Ger21
It's a vector pdf, so you don't need to trace it....

It's a vector pdf, so you don't need to trace it. Use "Import Vectors".
(I already answered your post on the Vectric forum)
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 12-14-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Ger21
You don't need Cut 3D. 1) Import model,...

You don't need Cut 3D.


1) Import model, and create a double sided job.
2) Import model into a new file, rotate model 90, and create a double sided job.


4 Sided machining.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-12-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ger21
He's feeding the wood by hand while the spindle...

He's feeding the wood by hand while the spindle is stationary. He's not really using the CNC, just the spindle.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-06-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ger21
Little tip when buying from Vortex. NEVER buy one...

Little tip when buying from Vortex. NEVER buy one bit.

With 1/2" bits, buying two will usually result in a 30% discount.
With 1/4" bits, I think you need to buy seven.
Just keep changing the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-06-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ger21
Route the 1" deep, and cut away the excess with a...

Route the 1" deep, and cut away the excess with a bandsaw or jigsaw. Then use a flush trim bit in a router table or handheld router to clean up the rest from the backside.
If you don't have those...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Ger21
If you have enough vacuum, that's how it's done...

If you have enough vacuum, that's how it's done on "big iron" machines.
Just lay the spoilboard on the table, turn on the vacuum, and go.
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-30-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Ger21
Laminate destroys bits quickly, especially small...

Laminate destroys bits quickly, especially small bits. It's very abrasive. Try keeping the RPM as low as possible.


I also glue the sheets down when cutting small parts. It's by far the easiest...
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