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Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 01-05-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BradyWatson
USS NJ Update

Here's an update for those following this project (https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=9840).

I just received pics from the USS NJ Museum showing the original bell that I scanned and the...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-30-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By BradyWatson
Very nice. Reminds me of the brass floor inlay I...

Very nice. Reminds me of the brass floor inlay I did years ago for Christopher Newport University. I used polyurethane to fill the letters etc. I had to make a heat box to post cure the resin at 150F...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-25-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By BradyWatson
Merry Christmas to everyone. Let there be peace...

Merry Christmas to everyone. Let there be peace on Earth to all mankind - and any fuzzy critters you may have!
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 12-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By BradyWatson
Funny you should post this. I was just thumbing...

Funny you should post this. I was just thumbing through the Packard Woodworking catalog and saw it listed. Looks decent...but seems a lot more expensive than Sculpt Nouveau @ $80/gal. It works the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,247
Posted By BradyWatson
You can get a 40w complete machine for $400...

You can get a 40w complete machine for $400 delivered...Both eBay and Amazon have them. Do your research and don't expect it to be on par with a $35k unit. Since you already have a CNC the learning...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By BradyWatson
Are you finding the machine slowing only in...

Are you finding the machine slowing only in certain areas of the profile or is it not reaching the full 175 IPM?

Looking at your vector outline, it isn't as clean as I would want it to be -...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By BradyWatson
If it's the same material I am thinking of, it's...

If it's the same material I am thinking of, it's just steel. Use an oflute. Clean up burrs with a deburring knife. Good hold down is a must.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 10-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By BradyWatson
Program your cuts by zone. Turn on the active...

Program your cuts by zone. Turn on the active zone and off what isn't being used. Think about it...It's not so much the source of vacuum as how you manage what you have.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By BradyWatson
Since most don't change out their bleeder very...

Since most don't change out their bleeder very often, it's easy to get stuck with this kind of situation. There is NO standard from ANY MDF manufacturer in the USA for this application. I know...
Forum: Jim Becker 10-03-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By BradyWatson
Oh hey...it's the phone cord muncher! [lol]

Oh hey...it's the phone cord muncher!

[lol]
Forum: CAMheads How 2 10-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By BradyWatson
That's certainly true, Terry. This is a 'better...

That's certainly true, Terry. This is a 'better bunch'. I like to post a word to the wise every now and then...just to remind some that they are not alone in their thoughts, scruples or sanity.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 10-03-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By BradyWatson
Same here...no new posts yesterday. Here's a...

Same here...no new posts yesterday.

Here's a quote by Teddy Roosevelt
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By BradyWatson
Or...buy any number of cheap spindles and mount...

Or...buy any number of cheap spindles and mount them on their side...

A rigid "aggregate" head is just like your regular z but kicked on a 90. Think in terms of a cube and what XY face you want to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-25-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By BradyWatson
I'm not using one but PDS Colombo sells them. I...

I'm not using one but PDS Colombo sells them. I don't think HSD makes one and if they do they aren't very common.
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 08-24-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,190
Posted By BradyWatson
Terry, I used developer exactly once - it is...

Terry,
I used developer exactly once - it is pretty nasty stuff and the scan lab is a cleanroom...so that doesn't work out so well when you have to manipulate/pose the part and you get it on...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 08-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,190
Posted By BradyWatson
Terry, Thank you for your service & your kind...

Terry,
Thank you for your service & your kind words.

No, this was not done with a handheld scanner for various reasons - but mostly because handhelds (for the most part) would require hundreds...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,366
Posted By BradyWatson
The parts must not be able to move or vibrate....

The parts must not be able to move or vibrate. Vacuum or carpet tape should get you there. I wouldn't recommend super glue.
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 08-15-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,190
Posted By BradyWatson
I thought you'd guys appreciate an update on this...

I thought you'd guys appreciate an update on this project...You may or may not know that scan data from IBILD.com can be used to 3D CNC machine AND 3D print your 3D model.

Attached is a full scale...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-08-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By BradyWatson
Butterboard:...

Butterboard: https://www.goldenwestmfg.com/machineable-plastics.html

It's Cast polyurethane and winds up somewhere in the 40-48# density. It's good stuff although I have found some batches to be...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-31-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By BradyWatson
As I read the woodworker part, I couldn't help...

As I read the woodworker part, I couldn't help but think....

"You want a 2 flute end mill for $12...Oh... you're a woodworker...buy this 2 flute upcut spiral for $40..."

If you're totally...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By BradyWatson
Get an ER torque wrench. It's the only way to do...

Get an ER torque wrench. It's the only way to do it right.

Chasing threads with a thread file is fine. A motor repair shop would do exactly that.

Unless it's an ATC spindle or 5hp+ Colombo,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By BradyWatson
Post processor = Rosetta Stone for CNC ...

Post processor = Rosetta Stone for CNC

Generic moves are created by the CAM program & then "post processed" (which literally means processed afterwards) into a format that the chosen brand of...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-11-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By BradyWatson
Maybe...but as you know, pics taken on certain...

Maybe...but as you know, pics taken on certain angles with a non-stereo vison camera, can be deceiving because it lacks depth information. Yanno...like, "I have a real good photo...can't you just...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-11-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By BradyWatson
They bought a 4th axis when it was new, but they...

They bought a 4th axis when it was new, but they never hooked it up....
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By BradyWatson
Ach so.... [lol]

Ach so.... [lol]
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