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Forum: Shop Talk 06-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By guitarwes
That's nice. Pretty color. I surfaced a beast...

That's nice. Pretty color. I surfaced a beast of a slab of tigerwood earlier this year for a friend building a conference table. It was 2.5" thick X 40"+ wide and >7 feet long. The video is on my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By guitarwes
Ahh, that sheds a little more light on the...

Ahh, that sheds a little more light on the problem. Every exposed edge on those separate pieces, regardless if they are butted up tight next to each other, are subject to warp/swell all out of...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-03-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By guitarwes
Bummer. Hope it recovers well after sending it...

Bummer. Hope it recovers well after sending it off.
I know it's a pain in the hump, but what I've got in the habit of doing is unplugging my control computer AND my machine when I get thru using...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-02-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By guitarwes
Just buy a small rotary vane pump. They are...

Just buy a small rotary vane pump. They are relatively inexpensive and do a great job for small format hold down.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By guitarwes
Check your servo power supplies in the controls...

Check your servo power supplies in the controls box. There should be a little green light on the front edge. If not lit, pull the fuse and check it. If you replace the fuse and it still doesn't...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-26-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By guitarwes
Looks like a nice project so far. Keep us posted...

Looks like a nice project so far. Keep us posted with lots of pics.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By guitarwes
Sorry Thomas, my mistake on the 3D toolpath. I...

Sorry Thomas, my mistake on the 3D toolpath. I saw the .crv3d filename and my brain automatically went into thinking it was 3D. That is an Aspire filename, my VcarvePro saves it as .crv.
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 05-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By guitarwes
Finding a supply of 1/4" Acrylic, Plexi, or polycarbonate?

All my materials suppliers are out. Anyone out there have a good source for this stuff that's not 4 to 6 to 23 weeks out on getting a load?
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-26-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By guitarwes
I can't see your 3D file as I'm not on my CAD...

I can't see your 3D file as I'm not on my CAD computer now. You will be amazed at how good the HDU cuts. No comparison to MDF. If you must stick with MDF, get a really good door grade MDF.
If...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By guitarwes
I cut it in 1 pass at 200ipm at 18k rpm with a...

I cut it in 1 pass at 200ipm at 18k rpm with a 3/16" oflute bit.

1/4 polycarbonate- same feeds/speeds but with 2 passes: Climb cut first pass down to .04 off spoilboard. Conventional cut thru...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By guitarwes
What spoilboard material are you using? ULDF or...

What spoilboard material are you using? ULDF or MDF? If you have been buying your spoilboard material from a single source I would try MDF from a different source and see if that makes a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By guitarwes
E6000 is great and doesn't expand like polyU.

E6000 is great and doesn't expand like polyU.
Forum: Jim Becker 05-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,443
Posted By guitarwes
Sweet. Very nice. Love the little neck stand...

Sweet. Very nice. Love the little neck stand for it.
Forum: Panther Series 05-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By guitarwes
Here is the grease gun tip adapter that's...

Here is the grease gun tip adapter that's recommended:
https://www.mcmaster.com/2906k92-2906K92

Here is the grease that was recommended:
https://www.mcmaster.com/mobilux-ep-1-grease/

There's...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-13-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By guitarwes
Thanks for the feed/speed data. You could...

Thanks for the feed/speed data.

You could also market these as bottle/can openers as Groomsman's gifts and personalize them. Or with corporate branding on them.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-12-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By guitarwes
Pretty cool idea. Hope it does well for you. ...

Pretty cool idea. Hope it does well for you. Would you mind sharing your feeds/speeds for the brass?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-12-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By guitarwes
All great work as usual. I'm sure it feels...

All great work as usual. I'm sure it feels really good to have a paid off machine. I'll tell ya, the new Panther offers ALOT of bang for the buck. Basically a steel gantry version of the older...
Forum: New Forum Members 05-11-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By guitarwes
Congrats on the new Panther Wayne. Feel free to...

Congrats on the new Panther Wayne. Feel free to ask questions and stay active on the forum.

I love my Panther and it's a really great heavy-duty machine. You've got a pretty good setup already...
Forum: New Forum Members 05-11-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By guitarwes
Congrats on your new baby! Feel free to ask...

Congrats on your new baby! Feel free to ask questions and be active on the forums, it helps alot with prep and continued operation of these great machines.
Forum: New Forum Members 05-08-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By guitarwes
Welcome. What a great machine to grow in to. I...

Welcome. What a great machine to grow in to. I think you bought your 2nd and 3rd machine first. :D
Please feel free to ask questions. Go ahead and dive into the VcarvePro/Aspire videos on...
Forum: Router Bits 05-04-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By guitarwes
Universal problem, sorry. There's almost always...

Universal problem, sorry. There's almost always some cleanup no matter what you do. Recently, I have been using 3 or 4 flute Vbits and it's helped a good bit. I run at 90ipm at 12k rpms.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-01-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By guitarwes
Excellent job Sir. I cut alot of King Starboard...

Excellent job Sir. I cut alot of King Starboard for the products I make. Really nice stuff. The colorcore is a great product and almost like cheating when it comes to 2 color outdoor signage. ...
Forum: Router Bits 04-30-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By guitarwes
Try surfacing your spoilboard to get maximum...

Try surfacing your spoilboard to get maximum surface area touching the coroplast and zone your cuts to close the sections that is not being cut. Usually a dragknife is used to cut this, but it looks...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-30-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By guitarwes
Congrats on pulling the trigger. Add a few weeks...

Congrats on pulling the trigger. Add a few weeks to the estimated delivery date in your head and if it's ready sooner you can be surprised. Let me know if you have any questions.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-27-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By guitarwes
Really neat project and the right tool for the...

Really neat project and the right tool for the job.

Try raster pocketing instead of offset pocketing. Rough the pocket down to about .005 from your finished height and then do a finish pocket cut...
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