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Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Gary Campbell
If you desire help, post the file

If you desire help, post the file
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Gary Campbell
Thank you for the very clear drawing. Your issue...

Thank you for the very clear drawing. Your issue is most assuredly play or backlash in the X axis. Thinking that it is anything else will prevent you from finding the cure.

To define clamp a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Gary Campbell
As it was relayed to me, the Vectric forum turned...

As it was relayed to me, the Vectric forum turned off PMs for new members due to high occurrence of newbies that would rather PM for help than post on the forum. There were hundreds per week.

I...
Forum: FUSION 360 06-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Gary Campbell
Dan... I am a frequent contributor to the...

Dan...
I am a frequent contributor to the Centroid CNC Forum and those that have lathes say that Fusion 360 leaves a good bit to be desired. Not so much in the design end, but in the toolpath...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 06-09-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Gary Campbell
You may be suffering from 3 different issues. ...

You may be suffering from 3 different issues. One, model height, the second a bit of misalignment (.045" from your numbers) and the third zero position of the Z.

Do you set the Z zero at the...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 06-09-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Gary Campbell
What program do you use to position and toolpath...

What program do you use to position and toolpath your model? If Vectric, I suggest that you post your questions and the file, if possible on the Vectric forum
Forum: Stinger III 06-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Gary Campbell
All spindles are 3 phase motors. That said,...

All spindles are 3 phase motors.

That said, spindles that are 5hp and under can be run using a VFD that accepts single phase input.
Forum: New Forum Members 06-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Gary Campbell
If by chance you are attending next months...

If by chance you are attending next months CAMaster School there will be a step by step lesson showing how to accomplish this task.
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-02-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Gary Campbell
When you changed to that tool, you should have...

When you changed to that tool, you should have measured the tool, not have done a touch top. Remeasure tool, then perform the touch top
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-02-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Gary Campbell
Post a picture of the message

Post a picture of the message
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-30-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Gary Campbell
Yes, exactly as I explained it above

Yes, exactly as I explained it above
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 05-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By Gary Campbell
Look at Paul Rountree's "Spiral Gadget"

Look at Paul Rountree's "Spiral Gadget"
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-30-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Gary Campbell
"soft limits - set in WINini file. what is a good...

"soft limits - set in WINini file. what is a good typical # for the z axis, mine is .125" which if i understand will allow the cutter to penetrate the spoil board 1/8" before aborting?? right, seems...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Gary Campbell
No. Look in the WinCNC folder or the Macros...

No.

Look in the WinCNC folder or the Macros subfolder for the macros I noted above. Your example seemed to be either a line of code or a line from a postP.

You can add your "M11C2" to the post...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-29-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Gary Campbell
Look in the "Spindle_On" and "Spindle_Off"...

Look in the "Spindle_On" and "Spindle_Off" macros
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Gary Campbell
If you have the power supply to handle it, put in...

If you have the power supply to handle it, put in a drive that will handle the motor
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Gary Campbell
Bad switch?

Bad switch?
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Gary Campbell
Bryan... What drive does your machine use?

Bryan...
What drive does your machine use?
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Gary Campbell
See if the switches or their brackets or target...

See if the switches or their brackets or target bolts have loosened
Forum: Stinger II 05-27-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By Gary Campbell
And don't they say "performance" on them? those...

And don't they say "performance" on them? those are the big dogs
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-27-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Gary Campbell
All motor mfgrs rate their motors differently. ...

All motor mfgrs rate their motors differently. FLA = Full Load Amps, which is self explanatory. Starting current can be 150-200% of that.

If you need to know what your dust collector draws, put...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-27-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Gary Campbell
1) IF you wish... what will you do about the...

1) IF you wish... what will you do about the control computer? Blow them out once a year like the rest of us..

2) A few spindles and most routers will loose conductivity thru the motor. Many...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Gary Campbell
Doug... Check your Home & Z gap settings in...

Doug...
Check your Home & Z gap settings in Vectric.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 05-25-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By Gary Campbell
A drag doesn't lift for the corners, a tangential...

A drag doesn't lift for the corners, a tangential knife does, you need to add "drag knife filets" to make the turn when using a drag knife
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 05-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Gary Campbell
That is a pretty new Stinger. Unless it bounced...

That is a pretty new Stinger. Unless it bounced off a truck going down the road there is little that goes wrong with them.

Buy the machine, attend the CAMaster School in July
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