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Forum: FUSION 360 02-20-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By NorthernWI
Where can I get a post processor for Fusion 360?

Can anyone point me to a Fusion 360 post-processor and setup details for CAMaster machines, specifically a Stinger II SR-44 with FTC?

I downloaded the trial version of Fusion 360 and must admit...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By NorthernWI
Nesting solution for "merging" toolpath files

My current workflow involves designing 3D models and detailing its components in CAD and then toolpathing in VCarve Pro 10.5. These tend to be smaller parts with a bounding box of roughly 4 to 100...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By NorthernWI
I don't know what you're ultimately trying to...

I don't know what you're ultimately trying to create so my solution and its simplistic approach might not be acceptable. I'll share a photo and my process and maybe you can build on it to find a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 11-25-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By NorthernWI
TL;DR - I don't have personal experience with...

TL;DR - I don't have personal experience with Corel product licensing but please watch out for student versions of software and how they fit into your workflow.

In my experience - not an attorney...
Forum: New Forum Members 11-06-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By NorthernWI
It was all new to me, too. All-in-all my...

It was all new to me, too. All-in-all my experience wasn't bad. You can work with CAMaster to have the crate held at the local terminal. CAMaster probably won't know which freight company will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By NorthernWI
What is the process for manually changing bits during a project?

I have a design that will be cut with two bits. I created all my toolpaths (11 or 12 total) and saved them as two .tap files, one .tap file per bit.

Before I started cutting file #1, I used the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By NorthernWI
How do I pause a job, raise Z, then resume job?

I started running a job and before long I realized I forgot the dust shoe. I stood there with my shop vac vacuuming up the chips, the whole time thinking there has to be a way to pause the job, raise...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-09-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By NorthernWI
Welcome aboard, Bob! It's good to see another...

Welcome aboard, Bob! It's good to see another CAMaster owner from Wisconsin.

Enjoy your new machine...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By NorthernWI
KRS keypad cannot remain plugged in?

I have the 30-key version of the KRS keypad. After powering on the PC I must unplug the KRS keypad and plug it back in before the keypad is recognized by the PC. It's an odd behavior and inconsistent...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By NorthernWI
WinCNC history buffer

Does WinCNC store the contents of its Message Display Window (the command history) anywhere that the user can access? I tried Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C to select all and then copy to the clipboard but it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By NorthernWI
ay caramba, Batman... TL;DR - Tech support...

ay caramba, Batman...

TL;DR - Tech support called back and the issue is resolved. No overrides or fixes necessary. PICNIC - Problem In Chair, Not In CNC

Here's the longer and hopefully more...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By NorthernWI
Okay, new day. I powered everything up and ran...

Okay, new day. I powered everything up and ran through the warmup process. Then, I ran the touch top macro without the touch plate plugged in. Macro ran but still no movement. Then, I plugged in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By NorthernWI
No Z-axis movement after Touch top

Let me start by saying the touch plate and Touch top were working as recently as a few days ago. I think this is due to some Z-limit or other WinCNC setting that was changed today. I did not manually...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By NorthernWI
I finished surfacing my spoilboard with the dust...

I finished surfacing my spoilboard with the dust shoe attached by "peeking under the hula skirt" of the shoe. Next time, I might try using a small flashlight to make the process a little easier on my...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By NorthernWI
Spoilboard Wizard and dust shoe

Good afternoon,

I used Mick Martin's Spoilboard Wizard to create the .tap file to resurface my spoilboard. I followed the instructions and it works as expected. The problem I encountered is the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By NorthernWI
Thanks for the input, Charlie. I made a few...

Thanks for the input, Charlie. I made a few changes and, considering what I was trying to accomplish, I'm happy with the results. Photo attached.

Parameters were 100 IPM @ 10K with 1/8" pass...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By NorthernWI
First project; feeds and speeds

I'm planning to cut my first project later today. Getting to this point was more work than I estimated but now I have my shop arranged and machine setup and tested. I'm ready to cut my first project....
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 09-01-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By NorthernWI
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and...

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and comments.

My shop is insulated and heated and will have some sort of AC due to the swings in our summer weather. Based on this summer, I might be happy...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-31-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By NorthernWI
Do you have any suggestions for a more stable...

Do you have any suggestions for a more stable material?
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-30-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By NorthernWI
Gluing down first spoil board

I'm setting up my Stinger II SR-44 and I hope to add a spoilboard in the next week or so. I plan to buy a sheet of Plum Creek 3/4" MDF and mount pieces of it between the T-tracks. The MDF will run...
Forum: Charlie L 08-30-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By NorthernWI
Very nice work, Charlie! I haven't created any...

Very nice work, Charlie! I haven't created any designs with inlays yet but your approach has me thinking about a few possibilities.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By NorthernWI
Thanks for the replies! The flat screwdriver...

Thanks for the replies! The flat screwdriver works.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By NorthernWI
SR-44 controller cabinet lock

My SR-44 is uncrated, sitting in my shop and I'm waiting for the electrician. In the meantime, I've been reading, working with VCarve, and checking out the machine.

Out of curiosity, I tried...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-17-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By NorthernWI
I'll preface this by stating I am NOT a legal or...

I'll preface this by stating I am NOT a legal or accounting professional. I'm just some guy on the internet so you should check with an appropriate professional in your state.

Taking a few steps...
Forum: The Business of CNC 07-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,053
Posted By NorthernWI
Interesting lesson and thanks for sharing it. It...

Interesting lesson and thanks for sharing it. It reminds me of my own experiences with customers and trust.

Years ago, after working with a variety of organizations (large global enterprises all...
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