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Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 08-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
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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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
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, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By BradyWatson
Ach so.... [lol]

Ach so.... [lol]
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By BradyWatson
Can't be him...his man boobs aren't that big...

Can't be him...his man boobs aren't that big...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By BradyWatson
Would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for...

Would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those pesky zeroes....
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By BradyWatson
"Don't throw away your best edge." ...

"Don't throw away your best edge."

Meaning...if the scrap looks better than the part, reverse cutting direction.

Your powers of observation at the tool when your mind is on the work and not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By BradyWatson
You're ALL right at one point or another. ...

You're ALL right at one point or another.

If the design can handle it, swap the 1/4" out for a 3/8" dia. It's 2X the volume of a 1/4" bit with only an 1/8" penalty in kerf width. Makes a huge...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-28-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By BradyWatson
Gerry what machine are you using? A big panel...

Gerry what machine are you using? A big panel processing CNC at work or your CNC at the house?

I'm certainly not saying all coatings are worthless just that most light cncs can't even achieve...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By BradyWatson
Except for DLC (diamond like coating), the tool...

Except for DLC (diamond like coating), the tool has to actually get hot enough to take advantage of the coating. The main idea here is that carbide cannot deal with heat and readily ejects from the...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By BradyWatson
It looks like you don't have enough triangles in...

It looks like you don't have enough triangles in the planar/flat portions of the mesh. This is fine for 3d printing but not so good where you need to unwrap a model in software that represents 3d...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-08-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By BradyWatson
I don't know....sounds more like SNAFU than...

I don't know....sounds more like SNAFU than FUBAR...

[lol]
Forum: New Forum Members 06-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By BradyWatson
No problem setting it up to your eyes first,...

No problem setting it up to your eyes first, calculating toolpaths and then rotating the 3d components and vectors 90 degrees and simply recalculating all toolpaths.

You'll have to shift select...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-04-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By BradyWatson
If you log into the vectric portal, all the...

If you log into the vectric portal, all the clipart you are entitled to will be listed and broken out by category. Download each to your PC then extract and put them where you want.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By BradyWatson
This is spot on... To add, put your start...

This is spot on...

To add, put your start point (where the tool enters - green node) at the mid-point of a span that runs in the X or Y so that one axis is moving only. Combined with a spiral ramp...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By BradyWatson
Hey Gene I have both an FPz like you mention...

Hey Gene
I have both an FPz like you mention and a VTLF250 Becker on a 5x12 area. I have it broken out in 6 zones to accommodate anything from 24x48 to 60x144 and all sizes in between. The saying...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By BradyWatson
Any vacuum gauge from practically any source will...

Any vacuum gauge from practically any source will work...take your pic. Automotive ones work fine...McMaster et al also have them. If you have an unheated shop, avoid the fluid filled ones.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 05-06-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By BradyWatson
Wes, Glad you found the technique useful. This...

Wes,
Glad you found the technique useful. This was one of those things born out of necessity. Interestingly enough, it proved to be an invaluable technique (whatever year I came up with it) because...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-01-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,923
Posted By BradyWatson
He may prefer Uncle Pancakes...extra points if...

He may prefer Uncle Pancakes...extra points if you know who Mrs pancakes is ...

HD sign looks much better with your special lady's photography prowess :)

I think everyone did a great job......
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