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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 09-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By JeffP
This is essentially how we cut small letters...

This is essentially how we cut small letters without a vacuum. If you add a layer of paint mask between the letter and adhesive there's no residue to clean up. Additionally if the material already...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 07-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeffP
Look into Oracal/Oralite 5600. This is a good...

Look into Oracal/Oralite 5600. This is a good quality plotter cut reflective vinyl- permanent adhesive, good durability, reasonably priced. Not sure how it will react to a drag knife though. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By JeffP
There are interior and exterior grade PVC's. ...

There are interior and exterior grade PVC's. Azek and Komacel are exterior grade. A product such as Komatex is interior grade. I can't tell you the specific scientific differences other than...
Forum: Router Bits 08-04-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By JeffP
Rodger I thought you taught that one of the Ten...

Rodger I thought you taught that one of the Ten Commandments of sign making is "texture is your best friend" [da man]
Forum: Router Bits 08-04-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By JeffP
Onsrud 66-314- bought it for acrylics but it did...

Onsrud 66-314- bought it for acrylics but it did a nice job in HDU. There are several diameters in this series.
Forum: Router Bits 08-04-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By JeffP
Look for a true bottom finishing bit. The ends...

Look for a true bottom finishing bit. The ends of the cutting edges have a slight radius instead of a sharp point.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,870
Posted By JeffP
Here's a Vectric tutorial on something similar. ...

Here's a Vectric tutorial on something similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l28mM1NeFw
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,066
Posted By JeffP
I find coroplast to be sensitive to the direction...

I find coroplast to be sensitive to the direction of cut- conventional vs climb. I forget which way cuts cleaner but either way it doesn't cut as clean as you like with a router bit.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 01-12-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,578
Posted By JeffP
Sweeeet as usual. How was the West Systems epoxy...

Sweeeet as usual. How was the West Systems epoxy to work with?
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-24-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By JeffP
To take the offset idea or concept a step further...

To take the offset idea or concept a step further the following video explains some tips and tricks on how to calculate an offset when using a v-bit for outlining a letter instead of a standard end...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-09-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,029
Posted By JeffP
The traditional and recommended way to engrave...

The traditional and recommended way to engrave 1/16" Rowmark is laser or rotary engraver. Precise rotary engraving usually involves a spring loaded adjustable nose cone mechanism that serves as both...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-31-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,919
Posted By JeffP
Rodger you could also put a layer of paint mask-...

Rodger you could also put a layer of paint mask- or sand mask- between the double sided adhesive and the material. The added thickness of the mask gives you a little more room for error with the...
Forum: Router Bits 10-27-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,232
Posted By JeffP
I've done it with a 90* bit to create fluted...

I've done it with a 90* bit to create fluted columns- 3/4" PVC.

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Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,591
Posted By JeffP
Save the file as a .eps or .ai. I don't see .cdr...

Save the file as a .eps or .ai. I don't see .cdr as an import option.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 09-08-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,730
Posted By JeffP
Try these guys. http://www.2linc.com/ ...

Try these guys.

http://www.2linc.com/

I've messed around with the Tough Tips for a potential project but they have other options for SS.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,251
Posted By JeffP
In the end the CNC work is the easiest and...

In the end the CNC work is the easiest and quickest part. Finishing is the most overlooked and neglected. That's why Roger's class is so valuable[da man]- but most people don't get it. Three or...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-23-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,251
Posted By JeffP
I guess a better way to put it is that whatever...

I guess a better way to put it is that whatever the size really is I consider your formula pretty close to market as I know it for an unfinished sign of that type.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-23-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,251
Posted By JeffP
That sign looks 6" x 24" to me- or 1 sq. ft. I...

That sign looks 6" x 24" to me- or 1 sq. ft. I doubt the OP is going to try to make a 24' long sign on a Stinger 1- especially his first project on a machine that he doesn't even have yet.
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Forum: FAQ Frequently Asked Questions 08-20-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,531
Posted By JeffP
Centurion Tools has engraving bits specifically...

Centurion Tools has engraving bits specifically designed for Color Core.

https://www.centuriontools.com/router-bits-toolcase/solid-carbide-wood-router-bits.html?pcn=V-Carve%20Bits&pid=740

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,079
Posted By JeffP
Yes but you don't have to finish it- huge time...

Yes but you don't have to finish it- huge time saver.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,079
Posted By JeffP
Depending on the design of the sign exterior...

Depending on the design of the sign exterior grade PVC (Komacel or similar) or MDO (medium density overlay- exterior grade plywood) are possible choices as well. I wouldn't carve MDO but I wouldn't...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-28-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,746
Posted By JeffP
My catalog says 19K Caplain Patent- $38.39...

My catalog says 19K Caplain Patent- $38.39 per/book from W&B.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-16-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,131
Posted By JeffP
This doesn't surprise me.[lol] Beautiful work.

This doesn't surprise me.[lol] Beautiful work.
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 03-12-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,165
Posted By JeffP
I have been on the verge of purchasing Aspire for...

I have been on the verge of purchasing Aspire for some time but lack of time to learn new software has led to procrastination. The version 8 upgrades look to add much of the functionality I was...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 03-09-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,101
Posted By JeffP
I think I have it resolved. As it turns out a...

I think I have it resolved. As it turns out a certain portion of the top was about .02 off. This happened over two days or so. Evidently this portion of the table must be the first to move as I...
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