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Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rcrawford
Good job. I feel you have nothing to lose in...

Good job. I feel you have nothing to lose in repairing this spindle yourself, since it needs to be replaced anyway. If it fails in the future because of your DIY fix, well, at least you got more...
Forum: Camaster Stinger Machines 08-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By rcrawford
I would remove the T-track, surface the black top...

I would remove the T-track, surface the black top you have, and then re-mill the dado's a little deeper for the T-track. Then attach the T-track and glue a spoil board over the whole thing, and then...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By rcrawford
I'm not certain the 1hp spindle will be stronger...

I'm not certain the 1hp spindle will be stronger than the router. It is different, better and lasts longer and quieter, but will probably bog down under less load, especially if at slower rpm.
Forum: FAQ Frequently Asked Questions 07-21-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By rcrawford
It will be in the macro for the laser. If you...

It will be in the macro for the laser. If you change it for the pen, it won't be set correctly for your spindle.

You can add a second button to your WinCNC screen and a write a separate macro,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By rcrawford
Really, anything that holds an ISO 30 cone will...

Really, anything that holds an ISO 30 cone will work. You can just change the position of it in WinCNC if its not the exact match.

Even if its cracked, as long as it holds the cones securely I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By rcrawford
Those tool holders are easily replaceable (you...

Those tool holders are easily replaceable (you can buy them many places, not very expensive). You can also change the position of them in WinCNC (one of the drop down menus). This way you can fine...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 07-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By rcrawford
Definitely go with WinCNC over Mach4. What size...

Definitely go with WinCNC over Mach4. What size of machine are you getting? You mentioned hobby/commercial use. I had two Cobras (sold one); one had a 5hp spindle and one had a 3hp spindle. I...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 07-13-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By rcrawford
Great idea for a fixture!

Great idea for a fixture!
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By rcrawford
Cool. Would that also work as the 'C' axis...

Cool.

Would that also work as the 'C' axis for an aggregate head?
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By rcrawford
It doesn't automatically drop the tool off after...

It doesn't automatically drop the tool off after its 'done' with it, unless you tell it to by typing in T0. If you call for another tool (either by typing in the tool number, or running a file), it...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-04-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By rcrawford
It shouldn't drop if your power goes out during a...

It shouldn't drop if your power goes out during a project. The counter balance cylinder takes the weight off the Z axis and that should be enough to keep it from dropping. When you turn off your...
Forum: Camps, Training, Meetings 07-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By rcrawford
I don't know, that guy looks like a hack! ...

I don't know, that guy looks like a hack!

Great class Rodger! I really enjoyed the weekend and learned some new skills which I'm excited to put to the test. I highly recommend learning anything...
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 06-30-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By rcrawford
Out of all the wood products I cut on my Cobra,...

Out of all the wood products I cut on my Cobra, melamine sheets give me the least problem. I've never noticed much movement in them after cutting, but I only get my sheets from a good supplier. I...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 06-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By rcrawford
Sounds like the headstock and tailstock on your...

Sounds like the headstock and tailstock on your recoil might not be properly aligned and zero'd. I find with my recoil, the lathe bed isn't very straight in either plane, so when I move the...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-09-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By rcrawford
That is a model that could be cut out with simple...

That is a model that could be cut out with simple 2D profile passes, in less than 3 minutes, if you were able to spin your recoil like a lathe and make profile passes separately from the lathe...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-07-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By rcrawford
I had the exact thing happen to me a few weeks...

I had the exact thing happen to me a few weeks ago. It took me a ridiculous amount of time to figure out that a wood chip had got in the tool length measuring switch and stuck it in the down...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 05-30-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By rcrawford
I REALLY wish Vectric would incorporate spirals...

I REALLY wish Vectric would incorporate spirals into their pocket tool paths, and even better would be a spiral finish tool path. Cleaner pockets and 3D cuts. I rarely use a pocket tool path now,...
Forum: New Forum Members 05-26-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By rcrawford
Welcome. I'm in Alberta, with a Cobra 408 ATC. ...

Welcome. I'm in Alberta, with a Cobra 408 ATC. Mine has a single Y-axis motor and I've never had an issue with it (had it since 2012). Its a great machine.

Russell
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-20-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By rcrawford
One must remember that it is not actually the...

One must remember that it is not actually the vacuum 'sucking' the material to the table, its atmospheric pressure pushing down on the material. Under normal circumstances, that atmospheric pressure...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 05-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By rcrawford
I usually set my X0Y0 by eye, then round a piece...

I usually set my X0Y0 by eye, then round a piece of stock from the side and measure its diameter, then round from the top and measure its diameter. The radius from the top should match your...
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 05-05-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By rcrawford
Here is a thread where I talk about a simple jig...

Here is a thread where I talk about a simple jig to make the rails and stiles. Works as well as a shaper, especially if you have an ATC (no set up if you have to go back and remake something!).

...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-26-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By rcrawford
You might have more luck looking at 3/4"...

You might have more luck looking at 3/4" endmills. They might make those in longer cutting lengths.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 04-25-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By rcrawford
Throw a sheet of melamine on top of the...

Throw a sheet of melamine on top of the spoilboard and see how it holds it, and see what the pressure is. Should go back up to close to 9"hg.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 04-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By rcrawford
If you are going from 9"hg down to 6.5"hg with...

If you are going from 9"hg down to 6.5"hg with nothing covering the spoilboard, then I don't see what your problem is?

You are obviously losing some vac pressure, but that is because you are...
Forum: Stinger 4 ATC 04-17-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By rcrawford
I use a rotary screw compressor (smallest one I...

I use a rotary screw compressor (smallest one I could find, 5HP) with a refridgerated air dryer BEFORE the tank. This ensures the air is dried before going in the tank. I plumbed in 1/2" copper...
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