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Forum: New Forum Members 10-17-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Xray
I'll go with the "Buy a machine and practice"...

I'll go with the "Buy a machine and practice" option. Machine itself is just a glorified power tool, the real learning curve is proper setup and software. Like about anything else, you get out what...
Forum: Shop Talk 10-14-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Xray
Thanks for all the replies, I write this to get...

Thanks for all the replies, I write this to get off post # 1,666 !
Forum: Shop Talk 10-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Xray
I wasn't even looking for a vice, I tend to...

I wasn't even looking for a vice, I tend to randomly browse the craigslist tool category from time to time just looking for things I do or do not really need.
Forum: Shop Talk 10-09-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Xray
They are worth the cost, the cheap cast ones...

They are worth the cost, the cheap cast ones available from box stores today crack with the greatest of ease, I have snapped jaws off of them with just hand pressure. Happened to my made in China 6"...
Forum: Shop Talk 10-08-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Xray
Craigslist vice score

Had to share this with some guys who can appreciate this, I am truly elated, this is perhaps the best $30 I have ever spent, yes, $30 ! USA made 4" and looks like it has been fully restored, easily...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 09-29-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Xray
I've never unplugged my machine or computers well...

I've never unplugged my machine or computers well over 5 years and run them through storms without thinking twice and don't even use a surge protector, so far no problems but my luck could run out....
Forum: Shop Talk 08-25-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,519
Posted By Xray
I agree in principle, but for some guys [like me]...

I agree in principle, but for some guys [like me] limited on shop space, its either a table saw or no saw, and I'll take the table saw. They are not inherently dangerous if you are well versed...
Forum: Stinger II 08-18-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,288
Posted By Xray
My machine and computers have been through 7 or...

My machine and computers have been through 7 or so MI winters with no ill effects, I use propane forced air heater to knock the chill off the air when things get too cold, more for myself than the...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-23-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By Xray
CNC debris wouldn't [shouldn't] get anywhere near...

CNC debris wouldn't [shouldn't] get anywhere near the motor/shafts, but it can clog up the hose and filter.
Whats needed is a separator, pretty simple to build yourself or available for purchase...
Forum: For The Hobbyist & Toy Makers 07-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,382
Posted By Xray
Would look nice, problem with me for patina...

Would look nice, problem with me for patina material is I don't use it often and it invariably goes bad, leaving the majority of it to be tossed out months later. I just tossed out a large batch of...
Forum: For The Hobbyist & Toy Makers 07-07-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,382
Posted By Xray
What would you do with it ?

Been salvaging clocks in dumpsters lately and putting them back in service, this is one I did with a pen plotter a month ago https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=9924

Now I got this one,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By Xray
A screaming bit usually indicates a dull bit,...

A screaming bit usually indicates a dull bit, and/or one with improper RPM's/feedrate for the job at hand. Could be that you are taking too much of a bite as well, try reducing cut depth if practical.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-05-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
Did a new and improved version, turned out nice....

Did a new and improved version, turned out nice. For sure, I would look into printing them if I was doing a run of these.
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-05-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By Xray
By far the best inlay method ...

By far the best inlay method

https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=564

Monster thread but all you need to know is on the 1st page
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-30-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
Found a simple printed plotter, thing is pretty...

Found a simple printed plotter, thing is pretty slick. Detail far and away better than the first, but thats only because I was able to use an extra fine tip sharpie, any holder would have gotten the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-27-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Xray
I seal the cracks in garage machines best I can...

I seal the cracks in garage machines best I can and vac out any ventilation filters often, makes sense.

I stopped using my touch plate years ago and in fact have sold it. I find that manually...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-26-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
Oops I forgot, pic of the plotter is here...

Oops I forgot, pic of the plotter is here https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=9927

Will be looking into your designs, going to try to iron out my Z problems first, not sure if I can...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Xray
Pretty sure I tried something like that, no joy...

Pretty sure I tried something like that, no joy but I'll try again. When doing an etch usually material thickness doesn't have to be accurate since you are not cutting into it, unless its something...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-25-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
I just might, can you tell by the pic ? I forgot...

I just might, can you tell by the pic ? I forgot who I got it from, any links to what you got ?
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Xray
soft limit

Am trying to use a full size pen in a plotter, no joy. Though I still have an inch or so of space between the pen tip and work piece, the operation aborts.
Am trying to wrap my head around why. I...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
Pretty easy, used like a drag bit. There are some...

Pretty easy, used like a drag bit. There are some available if you look around, I think a poster here has some nice models, or you can improvise your own plotter.
Concept is some tube to hold a pen...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 05-24-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,250
Posted By Xray
No longer available

No longer available
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-24-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Xray
Put the pen plotter to work

Damn near forgot I had the thing, also forgot I had this clock, found it in a dumpster months ago during the chill of winter, tossed it in an outdoor storage box and rediscovered it last weekend.
I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Items 05-01-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,250
Posted By Xray
Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet (CTL470)

Works perfect, far as I can tell. $90 at Amazon refurbished https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005HGBEYS/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

Guaranteed to function correctly or your money...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-29-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Xray
Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive in the...

Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive in the deep end, sometimes not. No real manuals on CNC there are so many variables, best to start out simple like scratching your name in MDF and work your...
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