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Forum: New Forum Members 06-23-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By John B
Cary General consensus is...don't LEAVE the...

Cary

General consensus is...don't LEAVE the machine sitting on the casters...use the levelling feet. There's too much inertia in the motion of the gantry for any casters (including those that...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-23-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By John B
Another consideration to buying (as opposed to...

Another consideration to buying (as opposed to modifying) an existing machine...

If/When you ever do decide to sell it (whether to bail out or move up to an even bigger/better/faster machine... as...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 06-20-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By John B
Thank You, James. Those are very nice and I now...

Thank You, James. Those are very nice and I now have a set for my very own. Note that the single license permits you to install on both a desktop and a laptop for a single user. Quite friendly for...
Forum: Stinger II 06-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By John B
Anyone can feel free to correct me here, but...

Anyone can feel free to correct me here, but "current best practices" seem to indicate that the machine should NOT be left sitting on casters during operation.

Is "moving" the machine something...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-16-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By John B
I agree that the moderators are doing a great...

I agree that the moderators are doing a great job.

Unfortunately, JP...any time your email address is visible on (or within) any forum or public site, it contributes greatly to the DIRECT spam...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-14-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By John B
If you upgrade your service entrance, most likely...

If you upgrade your service entrance, most likely the power company will supply the new drop to feed it (at least around here) without dinging you for it...I guess that's on the premise that you'll...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By John B
Doug Did you prefinish the blanks and cut...

Doug

Did you prefinish the blanks and cut through a mask and then paint the letters? That's REALLY nice work
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By John B
Pecan has about the same hardness as hickory...

Pecan has about the same hardness as hickory (1,820 on the Janka scale)
Mesquite is much harder at 2,330 and live oak is harder still (at 2,680) Red oak is 1,290 and white oak is 1,360.

The Janka...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-30-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By John B
Cetol

TR

Sikkens Cetol is a great product, but it's not without its caveats.

1) It needs a "maintenance coat" pretty much annually (at least outdoors in the coastal sunshine where my boat resides)
...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 05-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By John B
Does it run long enough to clear the dust that...

Does it run long enough to clear the dust that was "just" pulled into the shoe when the spindle shuts down? It seems like that would be a factor of the strength of the DC, the distance to the...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-27-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By John B
Question for Gary

Gary - Isn't it the startup load of a motor what drives the "indicated" amp rating on the plate (rather than the "cruising" load)? It seems that this would be "baked into" the amp rating for the VFD...
Forum: Robert Alexander 05-27-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By John B
Marketing Thought

Robert ...here's a marketing idea for you.

The "dead pet" industry is huge. There's a pet crematory (or three) near here and they do a booming business. People care a LOT about their companion...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By John B
Sadly, the probability of an intermittent fault...

Sadly, the probability of an intermittent fault ever manifesting itself in the presence of someone capable of doing anything about it is inversely proportional to the distance/inconvenience/expense...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-22-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By John B
Interlux Sikkens Cetol (now becoming PPG Proluxe)...

Interlux Sikkens Cetol (now becoming PPG Proluxe) is an outstanding exterior finish. It comes in clear (no UV protection) and "gold". It can be thinned and airbrushed or brushed on...as many coats...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-21-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By John B
Great Work! There's an interesting optical...

Great Work! There's an interesting optical illusion going on here...the portion of the circle over the white background appears to be thinner than that over the "tan" of the tile.

I guess that's...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-21-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By John B
My only observation is that the "main font"...

My only observation is that the "main font" suffers a little from the "adjacentness" of the "O" and the "C" and their similarity. In bad light or from near-maximum distance, I'd be afraid of it...
Forum: New Forum Members 05-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By John B
Get your "direction" more pinned down. It's...

Get your "direction" more pinned down. It's expensive to change horses in the middle of a stream...or to move to a different stream. Just remember "If you don't know where you're going...any road...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By John B
You can get a pretty good idea of the conversion...

You can get a pretty good idea of the conversion factor from three phase to single phase and vice versa here: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ampere-phase-d_449.html

Example...10KW heater...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By John B
...and with the 2'x2' sheet that Gerry describes,...

...and with the 2'x2' sheet that Gerry describes, it's a simple matter to mask any "open" parts of the spoilboard with cut out pieces of "Visqueen" (black plastic sheeting material used as vapor...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-16-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By John B
I think y'all are all missing a bet here... You...

I think y'all are all missing a bet here...
You need to design a mowing "plan" in Aspire and use it to mow stripes in the yard like they do in the outfields in baseball...maybe you could design an...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-22-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By John B
Dang, T.R.---you shoulda held out for Cameron...

Dang, T.R.---you shoulda held out for Cameron Astor Stoddard
Forum: Luke Bennet 04-20-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By John B
There's hope

For all who understand

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Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-19-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By John B
Maybe she was "planning ahead"..."family members"...

Maybe she was "planning ahead"..."family members" names can be changed when they get divorced and remarry someone. Sexes being increasingly fluid (lately) as well, "Uncle Joe" could end up becoming...
Forum: Stinger 4 ATC 04-17-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By John B
guitarwes That 3/4" Max Line is definitely...

guitarwes

That 3/4" Max Line is definitely the way to go. I note in the specs for your compressor that the outlet valve is 1/2".

I had the same issue with my compressor...didn't pay attention...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-12-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By John B
Makes perfect sense. If you do this before your...

Makes perfect sense. If you do this before your current spoilboard gets down to the bare minimum that won't stand another surfacing, you can then use the newer spoilboard and keep resurfacing until...
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