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Forum: Work we Produce !!!! Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Ballistix
It's actually one solid piece that is engraved....

It's actually one solid piece that is engraved. Dado's give the illusion of separate boards. The blue cross bars are set in a dado. This can be seen in the side view below, along with dimensions.

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Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-13-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Ballistix
'Tis the Season

I was tinkering.

https://i.imgur.com/hb9EyZt.jpg
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Ballistix
My pants can't get much looser... they are in the...

My pants can't get much looser... they are in the hamper. [moon]
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Ballistix
The site won't let me multi-quote. You and...

The site won't let me multi-quote.

You and JP have lost me. I have no idea how to change the video card, or even know what a SSD is. I don't want to mess up my computer, because it took me forever...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Ballistix
That looks like a good option. I'll have to give...

That looks like a good option. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks!
Yes, it's pretty old.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Ballistix
Thanks. That must be the problem, I have an old...

Thanks. That must be the problem, I have an old computer and it doesn't have the HDMI or DVI outputs.
I'm not sure it's worth upgrading the graphics card. Hard telling how long the computer will be...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Ballistix
Just curious as to how the TV's are connected to...

Just curious as to how the TV's are connected to the computer. When I inquired about doing this at Best Buy, I was told it couldn't be done, because the TV needs a VGA input.
I've always wanted a...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 10-26-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Ballistix
Professional Plastics carries all of the FDA...

Professional Plastics carries all of the FDA Compliant plastics.
Depending on the project, just check with them, or solid surface meets the requirement.
Forum: Materials we Need !! 10-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Ballistix
WOW! This guy said a 1" thick piece, 12"x12"...

WOW! This guy said a 1" thick piece, 12"x12" weighs 6.16 lbs.
He also gave me a contact for a guy that uses thicknesses up to 4". That would be cool to make a post with all four sides engraved or do...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 10-15-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Ballistix
Although not as good a deal as free, I just found...

Although not as good a deal as free, I just found a fabricator that uses 1", 1.25", 1.5", and 2" thick cast acrylic.
I can purchase it for a $1 a lb. I'm working on getting a couple hundred lbs.
Forum: Router Bits 10-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Ballistix
It could be, that it's extruded acrylic. I had a...

It could be, that it's extruded acrylic. I had a similar issue when I tried extruded.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Ballistix
I do as Joe suggests also. Works great. Are...

I do as Joe suggests also. Works great.

Are the engraved pieces to keep track of pen parts?
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Ballistix
It looks like a Pro Tram from Edge Tech. $99.99...

It looks like a Pro Tram from Edge Tech. $99.99 as you see it.
At Shars, you can get 10% off if you sign up for email.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-14-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ballistix
Thanks T.R. I like the effect and I will give...

Thanks T.R.
I like the effect and I will give this a try this weekend.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 09-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ballistix
That's nice. Where's the post that tells how to...

That's nice. Where's the post that tells how to do the texture?
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ballistix
Sorry about all of the trouble. I too,...

Sorry about all of the trouble.

I too, unplug the cnc and computer after each use.
I would probably be in that category of throwing in the towel if anything happened to my machine.
It was hard...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 08-21-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By Ballistix
I do shallow fills a lot and .05 is deep enough,...

I do shallow fills a lot and .05 is deep enough, but if using dispersion colorants, you might have to add extra for a good saturation. The color of the material that's engraved, can affect the color...
Forum: Router Bits 08-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,426
Posted By Ballistix
Cutting at 1/16" depth, with a 1/8" bit in...

Cutting at 1/16" depth, with a 1/8" bit in aluminum, is very aggressive.
It's possible to get away with that in wood or plastic, but aluminum will grab the bit. At .02" depth, it should cut well. It...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Ballistix
Estreet plastics has good prices for the...

Estreet plastics has good prices for the material, but the shipping is what keeps me from using them.

Delvie's has good pricing, but they don't use a shipping calculator. The shipping is...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-12-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Ballistix
Polycarbonate isn't my first choice, but I...

Polycarbonate isn't my first choice, but I haven't used it as much as acrylic.

I made a push through, on a much smaller scale.
This was made to replace the original dash plaque on a '91 Z28.
It...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Ballistix
Playboard is one product among many others. It is...

Playboard is one product among many others. It is UV stable and comes in several colors.
Doing a search for similar products will show other colors, textures, and smooth. Most of them are HDPE.
...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-24-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ballistix
That isn't true Gary. The depth of cut can be...

That isn't true Gary. The depth of cut can be set, however it will only cut to the depth that the vector width will allow. So if the DOC is set to .25, all of the larger areas will be cut to .25, but...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-15-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ballistix
Is that on Cook Rd.?

Is that on Cook Rd.?
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