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Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Ken Peterson
When you set z_zero to the top of your project in...

When you set z_zero to the top of your project in vectric you must also set a
"Temporary" z_zero (green box on your screen) by running the "touch top" routine by setting your moveable touch plate...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 07-11-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ken Peterson
I never installed the dust boot that came with my...

I never installed the dust boot that came with my SR44 but ordered a Kent and have it mounted with the hose to the right. My FTC is on the left and I have no clearance issues.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-04-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ken Peterson
Thanks to my Stinger, VCarve, and some masking...

Thanks to my Stinger, VCarve, and some masking people think I am very talented.

[lol]. [stinger]
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-04-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ken Peterson
Yes, I used oramask 813 (?) and 3 coats of gloss...

Yes, I used oramask 813 (?) and 3 coats of gloss lacquer.

Joe, I " borrowed" your garden of weedin idea and incorporated it into my garden sign. The grandkids love it. So does Grandma. I'll post a...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 07-04-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ken Peterson
Life is good

Today's project. Cherry, acrylic pant.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-25-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ken Peterson
My local Home Depot sells pvc lumber in several...

My local Home Depot sells pvc lumber in several sizes. For this one I bought a 3/4" piece that was 2' X 3' they also have 4 X 8' sheets.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-24-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ken Peterson
The pvc lumber is easy to work with now that I've...

The pvc lumber is easy to work with now that I've got the feeds & speeds under control thanks to the chip load calculator app from US tools.

Joe, I like your garden of weedin idea, please a...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-22-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ken Peterson
Garden sign

Made this from 3/4" PVC lumber from Home Depot, painted with acrylic paint from Walmart. Approx 13" diameter.
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-17-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By Ken Peterson
I switched from my laptop to a surface pro 3 with...

I switched from my laptop to a surface pro 3 with a keyboard/cover and a mouse. I use it exclusively for my Vectric design work. It's fast, light, very portable. Much nicer and more user friendly...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 06-12-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Ken Peterson
When I ordered mine two years ago I also ordered...

When I ordered mine two years ago I also ordered it "recoil ready" then changed it a few days later to get it factory installed. My logic was, in addition to the cost of the parts I would pay...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 04-05-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By Ken Peterson
Your spindle is mounted higher than mine. Mine...

Your spindle is mounted higher than mine. Mine sits down into the bracket that the laser mounts on.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 04-05-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By Ken Peterson
I sanded a small notch into the side to fit...

I sanded a small notch into the side to fit around the laser.
Forum: New Forum Members 02-08-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,905
Posted By Ken Peterson
Piet I've had my stinger ll sit idle for as...

Piet

I've had my stinger ll sit idle for as much as a month without air and have never seen any movement. When I visited CAMaster I asked if I needed a block for the spindle to settle onto. I...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 01-30-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,608
Posted By Ken Peterson
When I was looking I contacted CAMaster. They...

When I was looking I contacted CAMaster. They gave me contact info of someone willing to visit.
Forum: New Forum Members 09-27-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ken Peterson
When I was looking I contacted CAMaster and they...

When I was looking I contacted CAMaster and they found owners in my area that we're happy to invite me over, show me there machines and answer my questions.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-14-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By Ken Peterson
Thanks, I'm starting this day a little smarter, (...

Thanks, I'm starting this day a little smarter, ( and it's still early).
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-13-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By Ken Peterson
Trouble reading WINCNC screen

This is my screen when running Mick's spoil board program.
Is there a way to see the entire message being displayed?
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-25-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,681
Posted By Ken Peterson
Collet has never stuck, threads look and operate...

Collet has never stuck, threads look and operate like new.
The Percice Bits tutorial explains it very well.
Thanks To all for the help.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-24-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,681
Posted By Ken Peterson
I've had my Stinger about 6 months and the collet...

I've had my Stinger about 6 months and the collet and nut have never been snapped together, always seemed to work ok. Does it matter either way?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-02-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,729
Posted By Ken Peterson
Sign question

This is my first attempt at a two color sign and I was hoping for better results.
I painted a piece of mdf with rustolium acrylic gloss blue paint then applied oramask 813. After carving I painted...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By Ken Peterson
My SR44 1.7kw with speed control option also runs...

My SR44 1.7kw with speed control option also runs the warmup routine for 5 minutes @ 9000 rpm.

I read somewhere that the warmup routine may not be required if shop temp remains constant 65-70...
Forum: Router Bits 01-03-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,748
Posted By Ken Peterson
I have found that using the mask with small text...

I have found that using the mask with small text becomes very labor intensive to removing all the small pieces.

One of the things I like about using PVC is that the paint doesn't soak in rather it...
Forum: Router Bits 01-03-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,748
Posted By Ken Peterson
Thank you Art Mann. [stinger]

Thank you Art Mann. [stinger]
Forum: Router Bits 01-03-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,748
Posted By Ken Peterson
I have vcarved several signs in PVC lumber I got...

I have vcarved several signs in PVC lumber I got at Home Depot. I use a common two flute 90 degree v-bit from Rockler and have very good success, no melting. I cut at 10000 and 14000 rpm @ 100 Ipm. ...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 12-31-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,345
Posted By Ken Peterson
I arranged with a local towing company ahead of...

I arranged with a local towing company ahead of time. Then when the shipping co. Called to arrange a delivery time I said "tomorrow" then contacted the towing co. As the towing co. Is close to my...
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