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Forum: The Water Cooler Today, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Ger21
He's feeding the wood by hand while the spindle...

He's feeding the wood by hand while the spindle is stationary. He's not really using the CNC, just the spindle.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-06-2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Ger21
Little tip when buying from Vortex. NEVER buy one...

Little tip when buying from Vortex. NEVER buy one bit.

With 1/2" bits, buying two will usually result in a 30% discount.
With 1/4" bits, I think you need to buy seven.
Just keep changing the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-06-2018, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Ger21
Route the 1" deep, and cut away the excess with a...

Route the 1" deep, and cut away the excess with a bandsaw or jigsaw. Then use a flush trim bit in a router table or handheld router to clean up the rest from the backside.
If you don't have those...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ger21
If you have enough vacuum, that's how it's done...

If you have enough vacuum, that's how it's done on "big iron" machines.
Just lay the spoilboard on the table, turn on the vacuum, and go.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 11-30-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Ger21
Laminate destroys bits quickly, especially small...

Laminate destroys bits quickly, especially small bits. It's very abrasive. Try keeping the RPM as low as possible.


I also glue the sheets down when cutting small parts. It's by far the easiest...
Forum: Shop Talk 11-18-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Ger21
The shops I've worked at have had vertical panel...

The shops I've worked at have had vertical panel saws, and multiple table saws.
The slider only gets used for crosscuts. All ripping is done on the table saws.


The Panel saw is mostly used when...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Ger21
Until you need to replace the diamond insert...

Until you need to replace the diamond insert cutters at $80 each. And there are a LOT of them.


Yes, premill is really nice, especially when you cut parts with a router, where the edges aren't as...
Forum: Shop Talk 11-16-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Ger21
Will it sharpen carbide tooling? The machine that...

Will it sharpen carbide tooling? The machine that sharpens our bits was over $400,000.
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-14-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Ger21
It's not the file format, it's the way the...

It's not the file format, it's the way the drawings are created. You can join lines in AlphaCAM.


I use AlphaCAM daily, but do my drawings in AutoCAD. If you import a bad drawing into AlphaCAM,...
Forum: Camps, Training, Meetings 11-14-2018, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Google "Slitting saw"

Google "Slitting saw"
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-12-2018, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Ger21
High quality epoxy is typically not fast curing....

High quality epoxy is typically not fast curing. Unless you use the cheap 5 minute stuff. Even with a fast hardener, Epoxy like West Systems can take well over an hour (or several) to cure, depending...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 11-05-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Ger21
Other than their tilting rotary axis, there's...

Other than their tilting rotary axis, there's nothing that a Legacy can do that can't be done with a Camaster.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-31-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Ger21
Most CAM software will allow you to work in one...

Most CAM software will allow you to work in one unit, and export the g-code in another, by simply using the appropriate post processor.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-30-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Ger21
If you're in the US, you'll find a lot more...

If you're in the US, you'll find a lot more material measured in inches than in metric.


Metric comes into play a lot more with cabinet hardware.


I work in both. Mostly inches, but in metric...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Ger21
In these two cases, you should be doing the same...

In these two cases, you should be doing the same amount of work. If not, your overcharging for the $1000 item, or undercharging for the $300 items.


Unless you are using very expensive materials,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Ger21
Pick up a used video card for $25 on Ebay, and...

Pick up a used video card for $25 on Ebay, and clone the hardrive to an SSD, and it'll last for years. PC's rarely die. The usual failure issues are bad hard drives and/or power supplies, both of...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Ger21
Almost all TV's have HDMI inputs, and most newer...

Almost all TV's have HDMI inputs, and most newer PC's have HDMI ports.
Or DVI, and you can get DVI to HDMI cables.
Forum: Mozaik Software 10-26-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Ger21
JointCAM doesn't do that style of joint.

JointCAM doesn't do that style of joint.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-18-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Ger21
That's what $175,000 buys you. [lol] We have...

That's what $175,000 buys you. [lol]
We have two 10HP Beckers, on a 5x12 table. When cutting 4x8 sheets, ha;lf the spoilboard is exposed so we have to be careful with smaller parts. I onion skin...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-17-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Ger21
Definitely go to a 1/2" bit for the dadoes. I'm...

Definitely go to a 1/2" bit for the dadoes.
I'm guessing the drilling is a big time killer as well.


Can you use 5mm holes for assembly? We do. Cuts out a tool change, and you can drill 5mm...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 10-15-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Ger21
I've got a 4' x 4' piece of 1-1/2" acrylic...

I've got a 4' x 4' piece of 1-1/2" acrylic leftover from a job at my previous employer. That one piece is over a hundred pounds.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Ger21
You get 9.5 from your portal account. ...

You get 9.5 from your portal account.


You'll probably need to touch base with Vectric to get your username and password issues sorted out.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-10-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ger21
Probably because steel is considerably stronger...

Probably because steel is considerably stronger than aluminum.
Forum: New Forum Members 10-10-2018, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Ger21
I'd try to make one pass, but you may need to...

I'd try to make one pass, but you may need to slow down a little. The bit will last longer, though.


Or, go with a 3/8" bit where you can do one pass, a lot faster without worrying about breaking...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By Ger21
That just looks like quartersawn maple to me?

That just looks like quartersawn maple to me?
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