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Forum: Vectric - Aspire Yesterday, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
VCarve Pro cannot do 3D modeling. It can cut 3D...

VCarve Pro cannot do 3D modeling. It can cut 3D models, but not create them. VCP is certainly a very powerful application and Vectric has continually added more functionality with each version. Some...
Forum: New Forum Members 04-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Jim Becker
You should also buy some lottery tickets...wow,...

You should also buy some lottery tickets...wow, you "stepped in" an amazing deal/situation!
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 04-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Jim Becker
One can have alternative "parking spots" by...

One can have alternative "parking spots" by saving named coordinates. It's an extra click or two to get to them, but they are simple to use otherwise. That will allow parking out of the way for when...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 04-14-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Jim Becker
I have only ever had to measure Z-zero...

I have only ever had to measure Z-zero ("calibrate switch") after cleaning the spoilboard....and I unplug my Stinger II when it's not in actual use. That's my "disconnect" to prevent issues should...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 04-14-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Jim Becker
The very last thing I do before shutting off the...

The very last thing I do before shutting off the machine and disconnecting it from power is to park it. That makes the whole table available for "whatever"...and makes it easy if I want to...
Forum: New Forum Members 04-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Jim Becker
Yea, that's pretty much all 2D/2.5D stuff, so...

Yea, that's pretty much all 2D/2.5D stuff, so VCarve will take care of it for you no problem. Start yourself on the Vectric tutorials now so you can begin to mentally get up to speed on the design...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-11-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
Yes, you "can" do that...put a beefier...

Yes, you "can" do that...put a beefier termination on the circuit for a given machine. But that's not a necessarily a "best practice" nor will code look with favor on it.
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 04-10-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Becker
My point was that for ATC and FTC users, in the...

My point was that for ATC and FTC users, in the factory supplied software setup, tool numbers are limited to 0-9 in a multi-tool file. You are absolutely correct that one would never want the numbers...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 04-10-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Becker
ATC and FTC are both affected and yes, folks only...

ATC and FTC are both affected and yes, folks only doing single tool toolpath files don't have to worry about it. It's good you were able to create that macro, however, for folks who want to automate...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 04-10-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Becker
This is a "feature" that's been around for a long...

This is a "feature" that's been around for a long time...it was covered in the training I took after buying my machine in early 2018. I would have preferred a more "unlimited" approach to tool...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-09-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Jim Becker
I would not use the machine to drill the holes in...

I would not use the machine to drill the holes in the frame...that's a pretty intensive task that requires care and cooling since it's steel. But you can mark the spots...AKA...start the holes...with...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-08-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
This was the point I was making. The breaker...

This was the point I was making. The breaker "should" trip if the current draw of the device exceeds the rating, but given breakers are never perfect, using a higher rated termination on a lower...
Forum: Panther Series 04-08-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jim Becker
Depends on the size and capacity of the Bobcat.

Depends on the size and capacity of the Bobcat.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-08-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
Logan, I’m sorry but that is backwards. Never put...

Logan, I’m sorry but that is backwards. Never put a 50 amp receptacle on a 30 amp circuit. That would allow you to plug in a device that greatly exceeds the circuit’s capabilities. You can, however,...
Forum: Stinger III 04-08-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Jim Becker
WinCNC can change the speed of an actual spindle...

WinCNC can change the speed of an actual spindle (center position if you bought a spindle) but it cannot control speed on the two routers that are outboard, AFAIK. You'll have to do that manually on...
Forum: Panther Series 04-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jim Becker
This is really important. Tractor lift capacity...

This is really important. Tractor lift capacity up front that high means a major-league, huge farm tractor...and those limits can only be reached with a very large amount of weight on the back of the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-08-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
Don't put a 50a connector on a 30 amp circuit!...

Don't put a 50a connector on a 30 amp circuit! The other way around is fine, but you don't want a receptacle that is intended for higher amperage on a lower amperage circuit. Now if you're going to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Jim Becker
Yes. That would be a nice combination for your...

Yes. That would be a nice combination for your machine and spindle, IMHO.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
Some folks have been able to order the Stinger II...

Some folks have been able to order the Stinger II and Stinger III with servos but if you didn't ask for that, then the document I pointed you to is the one you need. Don't forget you must have a...
Forum: Panther Series 04-07-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jim Becker
Congrats on your Panther order, Eugene! I...

Congrats on your Panther order, Eugene!

I can't speak from experience, but I'm thinking that the beefy forklift is the way to go for that big machine. I'm guessing that crated, the 5' wide machine...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Jim Becker
I will soon be putting up a new shop that will...

I will soon be putting up a new shop that will likely be 24x36 with a few feet at the end used for both my DC and compressor closet as well as to replace the small utility building that will be...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Jim Becker
You need to refer to the prep guide for your...

You need to refer to the prep guide for your machine for the circuit requirements. Steppers are definitely 4 wire (dual voltage), but folks with servos have been indicating 3 wire. The actual circuit...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-07-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Jim Becker
These cutters typically have .5" shanks and would...

These cutters typically have .5" shanks and would use a .5" collet in your spindle. For a 4x8 machine with the 1.7kw spindle (same as my machine but mine is 4x4) a 1.5" diameter cutter is a...
Forum: Services Offered or Needed 04-06-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Jim Becker
The site I pointed you to will likely help you...

The site I pointed you to will likely help you find someone local to you that is an experienced guitar builder/luther. They do not need to be CNC experienced since it sounds like you need instrument...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Jim Becker
That's really nice work!

That's really nice work!
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