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Forum: Shop Talk 06-14-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Xray
Thanks. Here is 1 more I did, model I made a...

Thanks.
Here is 1 more I did, model I made a couple years ago but decided to strip the finish on the sides and burn it.
Apparently the electrolyte solution and perhaps the heat discolored the wood,...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-12-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
First burn, turned out very nice. Have what I...

First burn, turned out very nice.
Have what I consider an ultra safe setup, i have no contact with the probes at all when its hot, set them up and hit a dead mans footswitch.

Might use colored...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 06-09-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,550
Posted By Xray
Here she is for posterity finished, decided not...

Here she is for posterity finished, decided not to zap it [which should not be done with finished wood], just gave it 3 coats of matte spray on clear coat.

Can see some fuzzies in high rez, not...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 06-09-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,550
Posted By Xray
About 8x12", took about 6 hours with a 1/32...

About 8x12", took about 6 hours with a 1/32 tapered ball nose bit - A must have item for fine 3d work. Used half a roughing pass too, that only took 15 minutes. Sometimes I skip roughing all...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 06-08-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,550
Posted By Xray
Fresh off the table, a little sanding and finish...

Fresh off the table, a little sanding and finish and done.
Was going to cut it out around the chain but decided it looked better in the block. Probably should have set the model higher up in the...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 06-07-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Xray
I ended up closing win cnc and shut down the...

I ended up closing win cnc and shut down the machine computer, fired it back up and problem went away, hopefully doesn't return
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 06-07-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Xray
soft limit error

Not sure how to diagnose these, only had a few in a decade.
Trying to cut an ultra simple shape, center the x/y then set the Z, pops back with an error. Tried reinitializing, same thing. All the...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-04-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
Simply could not resist and pulled the trigger on...

Simply could not resist and pulled the trigger on the one posted above.
Don't plan on "going nuts" and am going to make a wood work station on rubber to increase safety. Am also going to rig up some...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-03-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
I found this one...

I found this one https://conestogaworks.com/woodburners.html which looks fairly safe, at least better than cobbling together something yourself [or myself], but I still think I'll pass.
Always had...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-02-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
Ok nevermind, anyone with insights feel free to...

Ok nevermind, anyone with insights feel free to jump in but don't think I will be electro burning any time soon.
Forum: Shop Talk 06-02-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
Just found this, hmmm ,,, Fractal burning...

Just found this, hmmm ,,,


Fractal burning has killed and could kill you.

The American Association of Woodturners has banned the use of this process at all of its events and has banned...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-02-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Xray
lichtenberg wood burning

Ok bought this MIM Strat today, I play left handed and have always wanted to flip a strat but never wanted to do it to a $2k USA made one.

Thought this was a factory design but no, the guy told me...
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 05-19-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,550
Posted By Xray
Preview of my next project in spalted maple,...

Preview of my next project in spalted maple, haven't done one in quite some time, hopefully will be very sharp.
Am rusty, trying to figure out how to cut only the chain border and the model within,...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 05-18-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Xray
Hmm yeah I have heard of shortage of chips. All...

Hmm yeah I have heard of shortage of chips. All these vehicles drive though, not uncommon to see convoys of them being driven to temp storage, don't think a vehicle would drive or even start up...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 05-18-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Xray
I live close to a Ford truck plant, there are...

I live close to a Ford truck plant, there are huge lots miles around stuffed with 1,000's of trucks, they even had a problem with some getting stolen so they had to hire 24/7 security at these lots....
Forum: Materials we Need !! 05-13-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Xray
Gotta pass the cost on to the customers, same as...

Gotta pass the cost on to the customers, same as is being done to you - If you can't or won't then yeah, you'll have to rethink your business model.

You'd be hard pressed to name a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xray
Oh god, mdf dust is the worse, pervasive and...

Oh god, mdf dust is the worse, pervasive and toxic, clogs filters and tough to deal with. Some woods too, zebrawood is renowned for being nasty, and if I get a whiff of padauk I nearly lock up.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xray
I don't do much mdf except for bases for edge lit...

I don't do much mdf except for bases for edge lit signs, those require successive files to be run and are quick so don't have a need to walk away from those. I have done some mdf carving but on an...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xray
I think its a case of once bitten twice shy. Jim...

I think its a case of once bitten twice shy. Jim is known to have had a bad fire that trashed the machine [caused by ember being sucked into vac tube ?] I recall at least one other member having a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xray
Haven't read the whole thread but I think the...

Haven't read the whole thread but I think the majority advise never walk away from the machine, no exceptions, and I just cannot abide by that.
I think when first starting it would be advisable to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xray
Ok guess I am the odd man out but I have been...

Ok guess I am the odd man out but I have been walking away from my machine for hours at a time for nearly a decade, granted something bad may happen but so far it hasn't. If a bit snaps doesn't make...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-26-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Xray
Usually a straight forward process, so long as...

Usually a straight forward process, so long as you stay in the limits of size and file type.
Alternatively, you could upload them to an image host like imgur, then post the link [some forums the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,655
Posted By Xray
I started CNC in 2011 I think, was a union...

I started CNC in 2011 I think, was a union carpenter 10 years before that, am now.
Have barely had any time off since the kung flu hit, heavy construction was deemed essential early on and am now...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Xray
Thats it ! Fine detail requires a fine tool, and...

Thats it ! Fine detail requires a fine tool, and more time ! [Could experiment with stepover, may be able to jack it up say to 12% and notice no loss of detail while saving quite a bit of time]
Forum: Stinger II 02-20-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Xray
Avoid any reductions if possible, very...

Avoid any reductions if possible, very inefficient and will downgrade the sucking ability/volume of your whole system [in other words, use all 4" if able]
No need to overthink, if you have a solid...
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