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Forum: The Water Cooler 09-18-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Mark Johnston
I spoke with Bill at length at one of Jim's first...

I spoke with Bill at length at one of Jim's first camps and saw his incredible work.He shared information freely and had a great sense of humor.

My prayers will be with Bill's family.

Mark
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mark Johnston
Hi Steve, Sorry to hear of your mishap. Glad...

Hi Steve,
Sorry to hear of your mishap. Glad your family is OK, everything else is fixable although very frustrating.

Two year ago I go a hit on my house, it sounded like a shotgun went off in...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 08-05-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Mark Johnston
Eric that is an amazing piece of wood (pun...

Eric that is an amazing piece of wood (pun intended) and a beautiful job on the plaque!!

Thereís quite a long post talking about the Amazing Grace song on the Vectric forum some here might be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Mark Johnston
Thank you all for the kind words. It was...

Thank you all for the kind words. It was certainly my privilege to make this box for the General.

I took the box over to him yesterday and he was very happy with it. He was playing bridge with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Mark Johnston
I don't know why the photo is side ways it was...

I don't know why the photo is side ways it was correctly positioned when I selected it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Mark Johnston
Thanks very much for the kind words. This project...

Thanks very much for the kind words. This project is certainly one that I will never forget. I've done quite a few Paradise boxes all most all were gifts. At this point in my life I get much more...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Mark Johnston
Paradise box - Tribute to a General

I have been working on a paradise box for a tribute to a Retired Brigadier General for a while.

My wife moved her Mother into a very nice assisted living facility in our town about 4 months ago...
Forum: T.R. McMunn 06-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Mark Johnston
I like doing a recess and gluing the model in....

I like doing a recess and gluing the model in. That way you can make the model out of a different wood than the base and control the depths on it. I've done a few of these and they seem to be a hit....
Forum: New Forum Members 01-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Mark Johnston
Hi Jim, Iíve had my CAMaster since 2009....

Hi Jim,

Iíve had my CAMaster since 2009. Before the Stingers came out and itís been a lot of fun and enjoyment to me. Iíve made some money with it in the beginning but at this point in my life I...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-07-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By Mark Johnston
I donít think you mentioned what type of collet...

I donít think you mentioned what type of collet and nut you have. As Gary said they are two pieces or at least all the ones I have are. You can take the collet out of the nut and replace it with a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-01-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Mark Johnston
Vectric Christmas projects

For those of you that use Vectric software they started the free projects for the 12 days before Christmas today. The link is below.

http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=28657

Mark
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-27-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mark Johnston
I think it came out pretty good. The 3D projects...

I think it came out pretty good. The 3D projects are fun and people love them but you can't make a lot of money doing them. By the time you come up with the layout often times combining multiple...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-27-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Mark Johnston
Really nice clarity on the model. I shrunk it...

Really nice clarity on the model. I shrunk it down and I'm planning to run a dozen or so to give away to friends and neighbors for Christmas tree ornaments.

Thanks Michael.

Mark
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mark Johnston
If you have a 3/8" collet you might try an 3/8"...

If you have a 3/8" collet you might try an 3/8" end mill. It will get closer in the curved areas. I some times use a 1/2 bit to get through the bulk of the material then follow up with a 1/4" or...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mark Johnston
I 2nd what Charlie said.

I 2nd what Charlie said.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mark Johnston
You have a couple duplicate vectors on every...

You have a couple duplicate vectors on every part. If you ungroup the first part then select the part you will see a little darker line where the duplicates are. They are hiding under the regular...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By Mark Johnston
Thanks to Camaster (Michael) I found my old post...

Thanks to Camaster (Michael) I found my old post Processor.

Mark
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By Mark Johnston
Post processor for mach3

I installed Aspire 9 and getting ready to cut some files. I'm using a CM4848 machine running mach3 and for some reason I canít find the post processor that Iíve been using. Iím looking for...
Forum: Mike Mezalik 09-12-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By Mark Johnston
Michael, Thanks for a new place to purchase...

Michael,

Thanks for a new place to purchase 3D models. I purchased the 2 horse models to go with my other horses that I have. I like the different views that you modeled. Iíve got some things in...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-24-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mark Johnston
Hi Tony, The cabinet doors I cut a few...

Hi Tony,

The cabinet doors I cut a few years ago was a 3D model I got from Vectric ďWestern Design and Carve ďpackage that I bought. The model was a ďManzanitaĒ tree. I think Design & Make store...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-23-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mark Johnston
We never said you didn't have a big ego .[lol] ...

We never said you didn't have a big ego .[lol]

I think it takes a little of that to really be good at something.

Mark
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mark Johnston
I couldn't agree more Michael is the man to use....

I couldn't agree more Michael is the man to use. I've followed him the whole 10 years and he is amazing.

Mark
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By Mark Johnston
Great job on the painting!! Mark

Great job on the painting!!

Mark
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mark Johnston
Being concerned about fire on my CNC has always...

Being concerned about fire on my CNC has always been in the front of my mind but when running long jobs itís difficult to keep close attention on the machine. I usually run some 3D in my jobs to give...
Forum: Charlie L 06-21-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Mark Johnston
Sounds terrific Charlie. Post pictures when you...

Sounds terrific Charlie. Post pictures when you can.

Mark
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