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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By The real JP
I use an L shaped 4" wide piece of ply. It...

I use an L shaped 4" wide piece of ply. It references my pop up pins.
I simply saved it's inside corner as an XY zero.

To use it, I just slide whatever I'm working into the L shaped corner and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By The real JP
I have a 5mm drill bit that fits a 1/4 collet....

I have a 5mm drill bit that fits a 1/4 collet. Got it from us router tools and use it quite a bit.
I also sometimes just put a 1/4 jobber bit in the collet and drill like that.

If I'm making...
Forum: Stinger II 03-31-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By The real JP
Never use my laser unless I'm just seeing if I...

Never use my laser unless I'm just seeing if I have a board laid straight, I could do that with a bit in the spindle though.

Atc and extended gantry are the things I think most people would want.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 03-31-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By The real JP
https://www.kentcnc.net/nc idk about the x3,...

https://www.kentcnc.net/nc

idk about the x3, might have to contact them.
Forum: Jim Becker 03-28-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By The real JP
Looks like a nice sized, handy workbench. I like.

Looks like a nice sized, handy workbench. I like.
Forum: New owner Setup issues 03-28-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By The real JP
[QUOTE=derekb;85010]This is where I get hung up,...

[QUOTE=derekb;85010]This is where I get hung up, as my screen has the measure switch button, but I always get a syntax error when loading files that have been generated with the ATC post.
[/QUOTE...
Forum: New owner Setup issues 03-27-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By The real JP
Call Camaster to enable the FTC. I understand...

Call Camaster to enable the FTC. I understand it's a "*" or something in the macro that simply gets removed.
If you FTC you won't touch top too much, that has been my personal experience anyway.
...
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-27-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By The real JP
Nice, I think I might put that in the living room...

Nice, I think I might put that in the living room and use my coffee table for glue ups...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-12-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By The real JP
This was too good not to share. What tools are really used for.

DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-18-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By The real JP
Get an Atc if you can Gantry lift The...

Get an Atc if you can

Gantry lift

The vacuum table is needed for sheet goods.
If you are doing more decorative work on smaller pieces, clamps, screws, two sided tape or vacuum pucks work...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-02-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By The real JP
Congrats! Now is the time to get on top of...

Congrats!

Now is the time to get on top of the software, have fun staying awake for those Vectric vids:)
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By The real JP
Definitely consult a local sparky. If you are...

Definitely consult a local sparky. If you are going 1ph 120/240v pretty much anybody can handle that.

I don't know about your area or what else you have going on in the shop. Around here small...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By The real JP
If I were on 3ph power and were putting a low...

If I were on 3ph power and were putting a low voltage panel beside the high volt one I would naturally go 120/208Y.

You didn't specify 480 Delta or Wye, Either way run what equip you can on the...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 01-31-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By The real JP
If you don't want to do any of that just ask them...

If you don't want to do any of that just ask them to redraw it line art style with a tablet, pc, phone, whatever and email you the file.
Forum: New Forum Members 01-31-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By The real JP
Have these G codes handy all the time. It seems...

Have these G codes handy all the time.
It seems like a lot to learn just to get started, but don't worry there is always more to learn....)

http://mickmartinwoodworking.com/cnc/cnc-g-code-1/
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By The real JP
For my setup I was using a bucket and after a...

For my setup I was using a bucket and after a while I just ran some drains. My compressor and a/c make over 5 gal of water a week, much more in the summer.

I'm still using a 3 stage desiccant...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 01-26-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By The real JP
I slung mine with straps, picked it out of the...

I slung mine with straps, picked it out of the crate and moved it into the shop door and set it on 4 of those 20 dollar furniture dollies.

I got a friend to help push it, but I could have pried...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-24-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By The real JP
I do that with the touchpad as well. I almost...

I do that with the touchpad as well. I almost never use it, so when I do I check it.
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-19-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
Posted By The real JP
Yeah sata ssds are pretty cheap and pretty fast.

Yeah sata ssds are pretty cheap and pretty fast.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 01-19-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By The real JP
Pretty good first stab at it.

Pretty good first stab at it.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 01-19-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By The real JP
When you're hanging that and fall off the...

When you're hanging that and fall off the ladder....
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By The real JP
If you had a lot of leaks and a big enough vacuum...

If you had a lot of leaks and a big enough vacuum pump to overcome it, bigger pipe and parallel runs would help.

But with limited leakage I don't see how there would be any benefit.

As a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By The real JP
People actually have called me JP my whole life. ...

People actually have called me JP my whole life.

I worked with a few guys for years and one day somebody called and asked for me by my actual name, the guys were asking around to see if there was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By The real JP
you could use vacuum fixtures. Two sided ones...

you could use vacuum fixtures. Two sided ones that stick to the work and the table if that fits your needs.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By The real JP
Are you wanting a 2nd monitor at the machine? I...

Are you wanting a 2nd monitor at the machine? I haven't looked at the back of my camaster pc in 3 years but most will run multiple monitors. If not a gpu isn't all that expensive.

Or are you...
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