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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Charlie_L
Machine type / size will vary speeds and feeds. ...

Machine type / size will vary speeds and feeds.

For my Stinger II my 1.5 inch tool spins at 9500 rpm, feed about 200 ipm. Typically just shaving the top of the surface.

If you haven't already,...
Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Charlie_L
I am exactly like you, just can't quite remember....

I am exactly like you, just can't quite remember. I would try the "Home" and "End" key, very carefully. Learning is fun!!
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-25-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Charlie_L
Flatlander, Does this website help in any way? ...

Flatlander,
Does this website help in any way?
http://www.krscorporation.com/
I pulled this from “kickit” CAMhead user signature.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-25-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Charlie_L
I’m not at my machine and it could be different,...

I’m not at my machine and it could be different, but before ordering anything double check what is needed. I recall and suspect the db25 is what is used.

Or, I could be wrong but it is worth...
Forum: FUSION 360 02-21-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Charlie_L
Scott, Here is a related post on the topic...

Scott,

Here is a related post on the topic that might get you started.

https://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=5475
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-20-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Charlie_L
How would PVC sheet goods work for you?

How would PVC sheet goods work for you?
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-20-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Charlie_L
How deep will the waves be cut?

How deep will the waves be cut?
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 02-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Charlie_L
On the toolpath tab of your design, top left open...

On the toolpath tab of your design, top left open Material Setup by pushing Setup button.

Set zero to the machine bed, maybe you already did this?

Look at the Material Gap above model settings...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 02-19-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Charlie_L
When you zero off the spoil board you never use...

When you zero off the spoil board you never use the touch top.

Only use the touch top when your design is off the material top.

The FTC can then do it’s functions for both design conditions.
Forum: Stinger II 02-18-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Charlie_L
Chip, On a 4 foot table, having the flex hose...

Chip,
On a 4 foot table, having the flex hose connection at the ceiling NOT centered on the table helps some too. Having the metal pipe end near the end of the table, centered over the control box,...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 02-18-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Charlie_L
The owners section has post processors. ...

The owners section has post processors.
https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=5637

You should also be able to copy the post you had used to the new, my post folder.
Forum: Charlie L 02-17-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Charlie_L
Here is a CRV file if you want to save it for...

Here is a CRV file if you want to save it for later use. Notice there is a 1 degree pitch relative to the base rails.
Forum: Charlie L 02-17-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Charlie_L
Gary, My clamps use 2.25 inch Tee bolts. The...

Gary,
My clamps use 2.25 inch Tee bolts. The clearance is just over 3 inches from the vertical table top to the motor housing. So, I know it works for smaller lumbar and maybe up to a little over 2...
Forum: Charlie L 02-17-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Charlie_L
Gary, I spent some time figuring out the...

Gary,

I spent some time figuring out the angle of the rails. Relative to the table they lean 1 degree away from the table. So, I created the box vertical face 91 degrees from the rails, tilting...
Forum: Charlie L 02-16-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Charlie_L
Vertical Jig, using Rotary Rails

Always have planned to build a small structure to use for cutting short vertical boards. Like a tenon. Finally took the time and got it done. Actually turned out better than I expected when I...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-15-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Charlie_L
If they don't have a big enough lift gate, do as...

If they don't have a big enough lift gate, do as Jim mentioned.

Hire a tilting flatbed tow service that will pick it up at the dock and haul it into your garage. They do a nice job of sliding it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Charlie_L
I looked at your vcarve file and the photo. I see...

I looked at your vcarve file and the photo. I see the Y variation in the photo, but not the preview or in the 2D file. I can't see what is wrong. Other, than it looks wrong.

Next I'd look at the...
Forum: New Forum Members 02-14-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Charlie_L
Very nice looking work. Welcome to the group. ...

Very nice looking work. Welcome to the group.
I can see a bigger machine in your future.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Charlie_L
This morning you would definitely initialize...

This morning you would definitely initialize assuming you powered down during the night.
If you didn’t change tools then zeroing wouldn’t be required.
Sounds like it is a problem unrelated to...
Forum: Charlie L 02-10-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Charlie_L
Tim, I used a pointed 1/4 inch round over. A...

Tim, I used a pointed 1/4 inch round over. A while back I figured out the depths and offsets that work best for each size of my round overs. After you have those tweaks to the toolpath profiles...
Forum: Charlie L 02-09-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Charlie_L
Cheese Board Inlay

Maple and Walnut, 11 by 14 inches
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Charlie_L
Seems like a material I'd try to use a single...

Seems like a material I'd try to use a single O-Flute for the profile passes.
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Charlie_L
Tim, I recall reading another method on the...

Tim,

I recall reading another method on the forum where tools 1-10 have one tool height setting and tools 11-20 have a different setting. I just couldn't find the details right now.

Here is...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-02-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Charlie_L
Jimmy, No matter what you choose, you can...

Jimmy,
No matter what you choose, you can change your mind.

I like Tee and Clamp for most of my work. They are spaced about six inches apart, three inches from the edge. The gantry uprights are...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-01-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Charlie_L
Welcome Jimmy, Taking a little different "hold"...

Welcome Jimmy,
Taking a little different "hold" on your idea.

Having threaded inserts creates one negative that I often recall from time spent on another machine. You are constantly futzing with...
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