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Forum: Stinger III 11-17-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dustboy
Resolved. Took the cabinet cover off to see a red...

Resolved. Took the cabinet cover off to see a red LED for the emergency stop. Red e-stop button was not pushed in, but after I twisted it (it did not pop out further) LED went off and I was able to...
Forum: Stinger III 11-11-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustboy
It's a manual control, I had bumped the knob but...

It's a manual control, I had bumped the knob but turned it back to the normal position.

Pushed the red stop/reset button, is there another reset button somewhere?
Forum: Stinger III 11-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustboy
HSD Spindle no start

Ran a bunch of parts today, left the machine on and came back to run some more. Fortunately I noticed that the spindle did not turn on before it hit the material. Cycled power, restarted computer...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,234
Posted By dustboy
Help! Forced Win8 upgrade?

Never mind....one of the USB drives I inserted yesterday was an install disk. Pulled it out, lo and behold we're back to Win7.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 06-12-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,978
Posted By dustboy
Nevermind, I put it in G91 just for kicks, and it...

Nevermind, I put it in G91 just for kicks, and it initialized like normal. Tried again back in G90 mode and it worked fine again.

If anyone can explain what happened I would appreciate it.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 06-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,978
Posted By dustboy
Can't initialize machine

Went out this morning to initialize, the X axis part of the macro is not running. WinCNC thinks the X is at zero (red arrow) and won't advance into the negative coordinates needed to hit the limit...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 05-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By dustboy
It's an odd bug indeed. Also, it will...

It's an odd bug indeed. Also, it will occasionally forget to return a vector to its original layer, and I get a part with missing features.

I bought CPP about a year ago, I like a lot of things...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 05-09-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By dustboy
Orphaned Vectors

Our cabinet parts are made up of layered CAD vectors that we import into VCP. After they are imported, I group each part so the vectors don't become separated in the nest. After nesting, I do a...
Forum: Stinger II 03-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,946
Posted By dustboy
I'm wishing I got the phenolic, the MDF does not...

I'm wishing I got the phenolic, the MDF does not hold a tolerance, it swells and shrinks dramatically with humidity changes.
Forum: Cabinet Parts Pro 02-04-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,173
Posted By dustboy
If you are going to rely on it to make a living,...

If you are going to rely on it to make a living, you should look elsewhere. It works great for occasional or hobby use, but when you run into a bug or snag (there are a few), you might get Ryan's...
Forum: Router Bits 01-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,274
Posted By dustboy
We run single pass with 3/8" 2x2 compression at...

We run single pass with 3/8" 2x2 compression at 350 IPM x 17,500 RPM. Anything smaller than about 1.5 square feet gets 2 passes, one at a climb cut down to about .02" then a conventional cut to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,500
Posted By dustboy
swapping X and Y drives

As a troubleshooting exercise, would it be okay to swap the X and Y drives? All I should need to do is unplug the green connectors from the X box, plug them into the adjacent Y box, and vice versa.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,203
Posted By dustboy
RPM display on spindle drive

We have the GS2 spindle drive with the manual "volume" dial to control the RPM. The LED readout defaults to displaying a number that serves no purpose to me, I have to hit the "display" button every...
Forum: Soap Box 01-15-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,930
Posted By dustboy
Yeesh, I would mill it on the CNC with a...

Yeesh, I would mill it on the CNC with a spoilboard bit for sure. At least you would have control of the feed rate. 1/16" cuts on the planer sound like a dubious proposition, I would start with 1/64...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,927
Posted By dustboy
I don't know the Stinger I, so the spring may...

I don't know the Stinger I, so the spring may have been a feature that was added after your machine was built.

If it's not buildup of gunk in the teeth, then the pinion engagement might be too...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,927
Posted By dustboy
I may be making up the names for these parts... ...

I may be making up the names for these parts...

Yes, that is the pinion gear that engages with the rack gear. You should see a spring sticking out of the back of the gearbox, held in place with a...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By dustboy
X3 is a good inexpensive way to get multiple...

X3 is a good inexpensive way to get multiple tools. The main drawback is that the alignment is never 100% perfect for all three tools and it can drift slightly over time. With an ATC, the tool is...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,927
Posted By dustboy
Leverage a piece of wood or a wrench handle...

Leverage a piece of wood or a wrench handle between the back plate of the car and the edge of the slider plate that carries the pinion gear. You should be able to move it away from the rack about...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 01-08-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,067
Posted By dustboy
Any results here?

Any results here?
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-02-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,283
Posted By dustboy
I used 4" white rigid (not the floppy corrugated...

I used 4" white rigid (not the floppy corrugated stuff) landscape drain pipe from Home Depot, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than 4" PVC and the fittings are reasonably tight. The ID is the same as the...
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 12-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,999
Posted By dustboy
Have you found one that will fit a Porter Cable...

Have you found one that will fit a Porter Cable collet?
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 12-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,999
Posted By dustboy
I think Donnie has it right, I was reluctant to...

I think Donnie has it right, I was reluctant to reduce the feed because this bit has to drill thousands of holes in its lifetime. My first bit lasted a year and it was still going when I replaced it....
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 12-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,999
Posted By dustboy
These are closet verticals. On left and right...

These are closet verticals. On left and right verticals we half-drill, but center verticals have two sides. I don't want to get into 2-sided operations.
Forum: CAMaster Cabinetmaking 12-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,999
Posted By dustboy
Tips for through-drilling melamine?

I've started cutting melamine closet parts for a local installer. When I through-drill my 5mm holes (for dividers, etc) I get some chip-out and even a little bulge on the back side.

I'm using a...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 12-09-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By dustboy
I knew if I posted this I would figure it out by...

I knew if I posted this I would figure it out by myself...The toekick notch on the base cabinets was not a closed vector, and apparently only closed vectors get nested.

"I am so smart! S-M-R-T!"...
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