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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Good point, Gerry. My bad.

Good point, Gerry. My bad.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Jim Becker
A lot of discussion goes into checking cutter...

A lot of discussion goes into checking cutter diameter after sharpening, but honestly, it's a good idea to do that even on new tooling, especially if the work to be done has "critical" dimension...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-20-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By Jim Becker
But Brady...what if the spindle is living in...

But Brady...what if the spindle is living in Australia? That could require a whole different spin on things being on the underside and all that... [lol]
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-20-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Sticky: MDF finishing
Views: 200
Posted By Jim Becker
If you are going to be painting it, simple...

If you are going to be painting it, simple de-waxed shellac is a good option for sealing, either directly or for the "seal and recut" technique that has been offered up. A cut edge on MDF can be...
Forum: New Forum Members 04-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Jim Becker
Congratulations! Once you get the crate open and...

Congratulations! Once you get the crate open and can access the serial number plate, give Camaster a call and register your ownership to the machine. They can also provide you with install...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-18-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By Jim Becker
Darn nice work!!!!

Darn nice work!!!!
Forum: New Forum Members 04-15-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Jim Becker
Logan, congratulations on your "new" Stinger IV!!...

Logan, congratulations on your "new" Stinger IV!!

On your question about Camaster training sessions, there are several each year...about every two-to-three months. And yes, it's worth your...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Jim Becker
So you couldn't pick out something easy for your...

So you couldn't pick out something easy for your first project like a kitschy sign or something? LOL Seriously, that's a mighty fine first effort!!
Forum: T.R. McMunn 04-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Jim Becker
Totally awesome artistry!

Totally awesome artistry!
Forum: New Forum Members 04-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Jim Becker
Congratulations! Sounds like a real "it slices,...

Congratulations! Sounds like a real "it slices, it dices" setup!
Forum: Luke Bennet 04-08-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Jim Becker
I don't think I've ever seen a laser engraved...

I don't think I've ever seen a laser engraved peanut butter cup. LOL
Forum: New Forum Members 04-08-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Jim Becker
Welcome to the Camaster and CNC family! Nice...

Welcome to the Camaster and CNC family! Nice choice of machine and I'm very sure you'll enjoy having it going forward.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Jim Becker
The sign looks nice and you did kick it up a...

The sign looks nice and you did kick it up a notch with the added art! Good call on that.
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 04-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Jim Becker
Congrats! "Diving in" is the best way to learn...

Congrats! "Diving in" is the best way to learn and put together good workflow habits. That sign looks really nice, too.
Forum: Owners Setup and FAQ 04-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jim Becker
Justin, even with experience, just be sure you...

Justin, even with experience, just be sure you give yourself enough of a time buffer for ramping up so you can work through any differences to what you are used to and any quirks that might be there...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 04-05-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Jim Becker
"One ringy-dingy...." Err, seriously...Brady does...

"One ringy-dingy...." Err, seriously...Brady does really good work and it's great to see him taking on this important task!
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-31-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Jim Becker
Personally, I'd probably just use a .25" endmill...

Personally, I'd probably just use a .25" endmill for the deed, especially on a small CNC machine.
Forum: Owners Setup and FAQ 03-29-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jim Becker
I think more than a baseball bat was involved...

I think more than a baseball bat was involved with that damage!

'Glad they are attending to things and they WILL make things right for you.
Forum: Owners Setup and FAQ 03-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jim Becker
There's less than zero problem with you posting...

There's less than zero problem with you posting about your frustration..."stuff happens" and it could happen to anyone. Getting it out can help with that frustration and "commiseration" is a good...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-29-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Jim Becker
Charlie, when I pull the piece apart for...

Charlie, when I pull the piece apart for finishing in a couple of days, I'll scratch that itch for you... [lol]
Forum: Owners Setup and FAQ 03-29-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jim Becker
Damage like you show doesn't "just...

Damage like you show doesn't "just happen"...there clearly was some level of violence involved here. The unit was probably shipped un-crated because of the size relative to width for a Panther with...
Forum: Jim Becker 03-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Jim Becker
Mike, this kind of thing is a great way to...

Mike, this kind of thing is a great way to "exercise the CNC design muscles" and use up "scrap" material for organization. I have a lot more of this planned once I get through the furniture...
Forum: Owners Setup and FAQ 03-28-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jim Becker
Ach...I'm really sad to hear that! I agree with...

Ach...I'm really sad to hear that! I agree with you that "something is fishy" about the truck driver's story. SOMETHING untoward happened and the v-bits are pointing at the folks responsible for the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Jim Becker
If you use a raster pocketing method, you can...

If you use a raster pocketing method, you can select the "last pass" to get nice clean edges. I'd use a down-cut for this normally to favor the crisp edge, but that might not provide the "cleanest"...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 03-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,351
Posted By Jim Becker
Stunning, especially in the outdoor light!

Stunning, especially in the outdoor light!
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