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Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 09-12-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By 1cmill
Making money using the indexing lathe

My understanding when I bought the indexing lathe was that I could use it to make decorative columns and balusters etc. Although there are elements of truth to that, its highly un-realistic. Looking...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 08-14-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By 1cmill
Thanks for the input

Ive reached out to Camaster and they gave me a laundry list of things to try. In addition, I had an electrician out to the shop to double check wiring. The only thing that seems to help right now is...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 08-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By 1cmill
Z Axis Accuracy Issues

Hello,

Im noticing an .008" difference between when I shut the machine off for the day and when I fire it up the next day. Also, this issue can occur between runs as well. Any thoughts? It seems...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-20-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By 1cmill
Longer Cable

I too had the issue of stepping over the cable. Purchased this from Amazon and have had no trouble. In talking with an electrical engineer he mentioned the signal travels at the speed of light and...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By 1cmill
$1.50 per minute

Hi,

For what its worth, Ive been telling customers $1.50 per minute for machine time (this is based on what I hear other people in the area charge). What percent of the $1.50 is actual profit if...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 04-24-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By 1cmill
Still working on things

I appreciate all who have responded, thank you.
We are still working on things. Finally got the drawing I need. Yes, patterning features (really bodies in my case, I could not actually get features...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 04-20-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By 1cmill
Home made vac system

Hi,

We are trying to make our own vac table system. I have a few questions. Please forgive me if Im being redundant as Ive read through several posts relating to the subject; however, the...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 02-09-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By 1cmill
3'x4' Vacuum Table .step file (Made for shop vac)

Hi,

We recently had a job that required us to cut small parts out of .050" Gravoply Laser (plastic). It was hard to keep down so we drew up this vacuum table and and cut it out. The only thing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Here is what I have learned thus far: The...

Here is what I have learned thus far:
The reason I got the error is I had a chamfer bit that was assigned tool # 19. According to Michael at Camaster, our machine recognizes 1-10. Once we changed...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Hey guys, Camaster enabled our FTC on Monday...

Hey guys,
Camaster enabled our FTC on Monday as instructed when we first got the machine. After that meeting, we tried to post process a design that required 2 tool changes (to try out the new FTC...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 01-03-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,482
Posted By 1cmill
I too am curious if Brady is still around. I dont...

I too am curious if Brady is still around. I dont have anything to scan at the moment but sounds like a great resource.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
I have not tried using the FTC with Vectric...

I have not tried using the FTC with Vectric software, will give that a try tomorrow.

You mention, "are you sure that the FTC macros are defined correctly." Im not sure if they are, please forgive...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
FTC Enabled - WinCNC Error Message

Krossdal, any chance you ran across this error when using the FTC? We just got ours enabled and have been trying to get your post process or work with it (before we were doing manual tool changes)....
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Fusion 360 Ultimate

Krossdal, do you have the Ultimate version of Fusion 360? Im curious if this would solve some of our 4th axis cam issues. Any thoughts? Looks like it goes for $1500 per year instead of $300. ...
Forum: New Forum Members 12-29-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By 1cmill
New Stinger III - Coeur d' Alene, ID

We are a small Architectural Millwork shop. We've been running a home brew CNC machine for 1 year and realized our machine was not a good fit for our shop. Massive upgrade with the Stinger III. The...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-21-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1cmill
Thank you

I really appreciate everyone and the input provided. Great to be part of a community that supports each other. I feel confident now we have a few things to try. Thank you!
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-20-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1cmill
Here is a picture of the rough draft: ...

Here is a picture of the rough draft:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZtHVoVz4iZlgAe-VoaN6ZTswdaYUvWGg

To answer your question, yes, I need a radius at the bottom of the slots.
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-20-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1cmill
Thank you Charlie, I will heed your advice. Im...

Thank you Charlie, I will heed your advice. Im working on 1.25" wide x .5" deep slots, would you recommend hogging out as much material as I can with a 3/8" end mill then proceed to the "finishing"...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-20-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1cmill
T-Slot Channel Pulling Out

Weve had our machine for about 1 week and have already noticed the hold down T-Slot screws are starting to pull through the MDF table. Has anyone else noticed this on their machine? Im using a 1.25...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Thank you Kristjan, I was able to make my first...

Thank you Kristjan, I was able to make my first cut. Ive tried 3 post processor codes and yours is the only one that works! I really appreciate you taking the time. Are you able to see a preview of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Here is a link to a screenshot of the file you...

Here is a link to a screenshot of the file you provided in the post config folder. I cannot use it for some reason.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZqUIpLZoNrsJrmDKHWyvEqqk4eK-fOM7
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
Thank you for the quick response. If I understand...

Thank you for the quick response. If I understand correctly, you have supplied the "post processor config file" is that right? I saved the file to the desktop and when I go to "point" fusion to the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By 1cmill
I just received our Stinger III, getting things...

I just received our Stinger III, getting things setup for our first cut and am having similar trouble getting WinCNC to recognize the code generated by Fusion360. Any advice? Im not familiar with the...
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