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Forum: Shop Talk Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BradyWatson
Nope. Probably not. Unless you have so much work...

Nope. Probably not. Unless you have so much work that you are dulling at least 100 tools per month, it isn't worth it. If you're dulling 100 tools per month, who has the time to sharpen tools? ...and...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-15-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By BradyWatson
Word... Funny how these 'experts' know all...

Word...

Funny how these 'experts' know all about CAD, and yet, they contact/contract you for help with their files. I'd love to know what kind of mental illness they have.

...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By BradyWatson
FYI - You just need one available output on your...

FYI - You just need one available output on your board to turn the laser on & off. You need to set up the port in WinCNC as an output and remember the number.

Then you need to modify the post...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-06-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By BradyWatson
Congratulations Rick! It's always nice to get a...

Congratulations Rick! It's always nice to get a little validation from the industry from time to time.

You gonna frame it & hang it in the office?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-27-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By BradyWatson
Read specs carefully...that Becker only pulls...

Read specs carefully...that Becker only pulls 2.362 inches of mercury which is about half that of a typical shop vac.

Horsepower is a good starting point. 5 to 20 hp or kw is the range to look at.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-26-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By BradyWatson
Ugly one's need love too... :) I'm sure...

Ugly one's need love too... :)

I'm sure wherever it is, people are happy about it. That's about all that matters. I think anyone who is a 'masterful craftsman' has things they created that were...
Forum: Stinger III 10-20-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By BradyWatson
Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7...

Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7 or 8 Hg" (1/2 Atmosphere) & less than 200 CFM. That puts you in the 5hp+ range for a pump. Familiarize yourself with the numbers and what they mean...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By BradyWatson
There are several factors that influence how you...

There are several factors that influence how you make your vacuum grid, including how many zones, the bit diameter etc.

You really want to take a moment to think about the sizes of material that...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 10-05-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By BradyWatson
X2 Welding will fail or give less than...

X2

Welding will fail or give less than desirable results if they are not converted to curves, are grouped or there are too many inside/outside vector combinations for it to figure out.

Copy all...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 10-01-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By BradyWatson
No...and don't....the volume of the canister is...

No...and don't....the volume of the canister is too large for plastic it will implode and kill your pump. Ever touch down an impeller? Ain't pretty.

$350-ish via Zoro, ebay et al: Vacuum Filter,5...
Forum: New Forum Members 09-20-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,856
Posted By BradyWatson
Pepperidge Farm Remembers...

In my day, there were no tool numbers...still aren't...

[wink]
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 09-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,467
Posted By BradyWatson
Jim, Thank you for the testimonial. I always...

Jim,
Thank you for the testimonial. I always try to do my best, so customers can be successful with their project.



Mike,
I don't have a record of you as a customer. I'd be happy to quote you...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-06-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By BradyWatson
Solid carbide tools don't deflect. Machines do. ...

Solid carbide tools don't deflect. Machines do.

Carbide is crystalline and will snap off before it bends.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-31-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By BradyWatson
"Lexan" is polycarbonate. Look it up in the list....

"Lexan" is polycarbonate. Look it up in the list. Onsrud doesn't recommend an upcut spiral O grind as the best choice. - neither do I - so I am not giving you any numbers. PC doesn't machine as...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 08-30-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By BradyWatson
Plug in the material and find the bit:...

Plug in the material and find the bit: http://www.plasticrouting.com/BitSearch.asp?Page=Material
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-29-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By BradyWatson
Liberty Tool is right in Exton. They're an Amana...

Liberty Tool is right in Exton. They're an Amana dealer. ToolsToday price on a tool I needed was $131. Liberty's price was $88. They're also carry other good lines. I confirmed with them today they...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By BradyWatson
Steve, It gets lonely at the top...there aren't...

Steve,
It gets lonely at the top...there aren't many you can call to even commiserate with. You can't even explain to the Mrs what the story is more than basic detail...you might as well have told...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By BradyWatson
Sounds like a playing card in bike spokes... ...

Sounds like a playing card in bike spokes...

Program the tool to traverse the table at a slower speed like 60 ipm, then walk around the machine, crawl under etc and find the source. Almost sounds...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-26-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By BradyWatson
Linky no worky...

Linky no worky...
Forum: Charlie L 08-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By BradyWatson
Wow that's huge! It was just now, after...

Wow that's huge!

It was just now, after looking at the shapes of the states my entire life that I realized that Michigan looks like a muppet crying at the sky; as if to say, "Please put me out of...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 08-21-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By BradyWatson
Neal, It's under the Toolpaths menu.

Neal,
It's under the Toolpaths menu.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-20-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By BradyWatson
Now you're talkin'....I did 50,000 letters 1.5"...

Now you're talkin'....I did 50,000 letters 1.5" tall for Federated Dept Stores (Macys etc), using commercial grade laminating adhesive, .090" styrene as a sacrificial layer and SintraTop PVC for the...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-18-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By BradyWatson
I've had great success cutting both HDPE and...

I've had great success cutting both HDPE and laminates where the finished part retains it's 3M waxy paper backer (because finished part has its own adhesive that is part of the product). It can be a...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 08-18-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By BradyWatson
There's no such thing as a 'perfect' hold down...

There's no such thing as a 'perfect' hold down solution, unless you are machining the same parts day in and day out. After the backside of your ears dry out and you've gotten comfortable with CAD/CAM...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 08-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By BradyWatson
TR - no sweat. If you need help with the 3D stuff...

TR - no sweat. If you need help with the 3D stuff let me know. It's been my focus for almost 20 years...

-B
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