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Forum: Materials we Need !! 05-13-2021, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Xray
Gotta pass the cost on to the customers, same as...

Gotta pass the cost on to the customers, same as is being done to you - If you can't or won't then yeah, you'll have to rethink your business model.

You'd be hard pressed to name a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
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Oh god, mdf dust is the worse, pervasive and...

Oh god, mdf dust is the worse, pervasive and toxic, clogs filters and tough to deal with. Some woods too, zebrawood is renowned for being nasty, and if I get a whiff of padauk I nearly lock up.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Xray
I don't do much mdf except for bases for edge lit...

I don't do much mdf except for bases for edge lit signs, those require successive files to be run and are quick so don't have a need to walk away from those. I have done some mdf carving but on an...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Xray
I think its a case of once bitten twice shy. Jim...

I think its a case of once bitten twice shy. Jim is known to have had a bad fire that trashed the machine [caused by ember being sucked into vac tube ?] I recall at least one other member having a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,788
Posted By Xray
Haven't read the whole thread but I think the...

Haven't read the whole thread but I think the majority advise never walk away from the machine, no exceptions, and I just cannot abide by that.
I think when first starting it would be advisable to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Xray
Ok guess I am the odd man out but I have been...

Ok guess I am the odd man out but I have been walking away from my machine for hours at a time for nearly a decade, granted something bad may happen but so far it hasn't. If a bit snaps doesn't make...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-26-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Xray
Usually a straight forward process, so long as...

Usually a straight forward process, so long as you stay in the limits of size and file type.
Alternatively, you could upload them to an image host like imgur, then post the link [some forums the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Xray
I started CNC in 2011 I think, was a union...

I started CNC in 2011 I think, was a union carpenter 10 years before that, am now.
Have barely had any time off since the kung flu hit, heavy construction was deemed essential early on and am now...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Xray
Thats it ! Fine detail requires a fine tool, and...

Thats it ! Fine detail requires a fine tool, and more time ! [Could experiment with stepover, may be able to jack it up say to 12% and notice no loss of detail while saving quite a bit of time]
Forum: Stinger II 02-20-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Xray
Avoid any reductions if possible, very...

Avoid any reductions if possible, very inefficient and will downgrade the sucking ability/volume of your whole system [in other words, use all 4" if able]
No need to overthink, if you have a solid...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Xray
MDF can eat/gunk up a drum sander belt pretty...

MDF can eat/gunk up a drum sander belt pretty quick, would advise the shallowest of runs with 120 grit or under.
Planer might be a better option if able, but you should be ok either way if you are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Xray
Not the place an impulse buyer like me should go...

Not the place an impulse buyer like me should go to too often, I try to have something specific in mind when I go, but you can hardly help coming out with things unplanned, especially their wood...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 01-01-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,809
Posted By Xray
I don't recall saying that copyright ended with...

I don't recall saying that copyright ended with the show - Good as the show was, don't think its quite comparable to Elvis or the Beatles, who still gross $1,000,000's a year in sales of music and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Xray
Rocklers founder Norton "Nordy" Rockler passes away age 98

Man made quite an impact on woodworking both pro and hobby alike, mad props to him and his legacy.


https://tinyurl.com/ycj4rnxf
Forum: New Forum Members 12-15-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By Xray
I had 0 experience when I got my machine, if you...

I had 0 experience when I got my machine, if you can operate power tools and have a passing knowledge of software, doesn't take much time to gain confidence and create progressively better projects -...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,092
Posted By Xray
The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat

I file this under the category of "Why didn't I think of this 10 years ago ?"

Have always had the problem of chips ejecting through the hole of the dust shoe, no matter how good your vac/suction...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 12-05-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Xray
Harley clock to be

10", took about 3 hr with a 1/32 TBN. Still have some sanding to do, probably too thick for the clock movements I have so I'll either have to route a recess in the back or get a movement with a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 12-05-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By Xray
Texas Instruments TI-89 Titanium CAS Graphing Calculator

$131 at amazon/staples, $50 shipped in USA, barely used new condition.
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 12-02-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By Xray
More NEW software for sale

All in unopened, sealed boxes.
Some of these I have multiples, some just 1, so if I sell something I just have 1 of, I'll update as sold, if I have more than 1 I won't.

More than half off retail,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 12-01-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xray
Both have been sold, student edition still up for...

Both have been sold, student edition still up for grabs $50 shipped
Forum: New Forum Members 12-01-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Xray
I have the 1 and love it, still going strong a...

I have the 1 and love it, still going strong a decade later, not so much as a belt change, and any miscarriages it has made were all my fault.

Bigger is better no doubt about it, if your budget...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 11-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xray
Looks like just windows Joe, last one is on hold...

Looks like just windows Joe, last one is on hold for CL - Do have the student version still
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 11-29-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xray
1 sold, 1 left. [Originally had 3 but decided...

1 sold, 1 left.
[Originally had 3 but decided to use one for myself]
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 11-25-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xray
Thanks for the input Scott, I know jack squat...

Thanks for the input Scott, I know jack squat about software outside of what I need to know, which is fairly limited.
We are talking about new, sealed boxes here that you, I or anyone else could by...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 11-25-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,809
Posted By Xray
Yeah thats probably about 1/4 of what I got made,...

Yeah thats probably about 1/4 of what I got made, most of it has been hanging for years and will continue to hang - I like making stuff ! SOA will likely sell eventually, have sold lots of them but...
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