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Forum: Camps, Training, Meetings Today, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Google "Slitting saw"

Google "Slitting saw"
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 11-12-2018, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Ger21
High quality epoxy is typically not fast curing....

High quality epoxy is typically not fast curing. Unless you use the cheap 5 minute stuff. Even with a fast hardener, Epoxy like West Systems can take well over an hour (or several) to cure, depending...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 11-05-2018, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Other than their tilting rotary axis, there's...

Other than their tilting rotary axis, there's nothing that a Legacy can do that can't be done with a Camaster.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-31-2018, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Most CAM software will allow you to work in one...

Most CAM software will allow you to work in one unit, and export the g-code in another, by simply using the appropriate post processor.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-30-2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Ger21
If you're in the US, you'll find a lot more...

If you're in the US, you'll find a lot more material measured in inches than in metric.


Metric comes into play a lot more with cabinet hardware.


I work in both. Mostly inches, but in metric...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-30-2018, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Ger21
In these two cases, you should be doing the same...

In these two cases, you should be doing the same amount of work. If not, your overcharging for the $1000 item, or undercharging for the $300 items.


Unless you are using very expensive materials,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Ger21
Pick up a used video card for $25 on Ebay, and...

Pick up a used video card for $25 on Ebay, and clone the hardrive to an SSD, and it'll last for years. PC's rarely die. The usual failure issues are bad hard drives and/or power supplies, both of...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-29-2018, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Ger21
Almost all TV's have HDMI inputs, and most newer...

Almost all TV's have HDMI inputs, and most newer PC's have HDMI ports.
Or DVI, and you can get DVI to HDMI cables.
Forum: Mozaik Software 10-26-2018, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Ger21
JointCAM doesn't do that style of joint.

JointCAM doesn't do that style of joint.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-18-2018, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Ger21
That's what $175,000 buys you. [lol] We have...

That's what $175,000 buys you. [lol]
We have two 10HP Beckers, on a 5x12 table. When cutting 4x8 sheets, ha;lf the spoilboard is exposed so we have to be careful with smaller parts. I onion skin...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-17-2018, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Ger21
Definitely go to a 1/2" bit for the dadoes. I'm...

Definitely go to a 1/2" bit for the dadoes.
I'm guessing the drilling is a big time killer as well.


Can you use 5mm holes for assembly? We do. Cuts out a tool change, and you can drill 5mm...
Forum: Materials we Need !! 10-15-2018, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Ger21
I've got a 4' x 4' piece of 1-1/2" acrylic...

I've got a 4' x 4' piece of 1-1/2" acrylic leftover from a job at my previous employer. That one piece is over a hundred pounds.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Ger21
You get 9.5 from your portal account. ...

You get 9.5 from your portal account.


You'll probably need to touch base with Vectric to get your username and password issues sorted out.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-10-2018, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Ger21
Probably because steel is considerably stronger...

Probably because steel is considerably stronger than aluminum.
Forum: New Forum Members 10-10-2018, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Ger21
I'd try to make one pass, but you may need to...

I'd try to make one pass, but you may need to slow down a little. The bit will last longer, though.


Or, go with a 3/8" bit where you can do one pass, a lot faster without worrying about breaking...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-09-2018, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Ger21
That just looks like quartersawn maple to me?

That just looks like quartersawn maple to me?
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-08-2018, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Ger21
If you have an ATC and want to maximize tool...

If you have an ATC and want to maximize tool life, cut 80% deep with a downcut about .02" oversize, then do a single pass with a compression bit.


You can rough with a downcut even when they...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Ger21
Yes, you need a compression bit, the sharper the...

Yes, you need a compression bit, the sharper the better.
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-06-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Ger21
+1 I just cut 100 4x8 sheets of baltic...

+1


I just cut 100 4x8 sheets of baltic birch (or russian birch) last week.
Forum: Router Bits 09-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Ger21
You could probably have one made for about...

You could probably have one made for about $400-$500 with a 3/4" shank.
Forum: Stinger III 09-27-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Ger21
1/2" solid carbide bits are usually in the...

1/2" solid carbide bits are usually in the $60-$120 range, so yes, it's a good deal.
Not sure if I'd buy used ones, unless you plan on having them sharpened, which can cost $15-$25 each for...
Forum: Router Bits 09-25-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Ger21
3/4" solid carbide bits are incredibly expensive....

3/4" solid carbide bits are incredibly expensive.


What are you cutting? I've seen some really long bits for cutting foam.
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 09-25-2018, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ger21
I would do the mortises on the rotary as well. ...

I would do the mortises on the rotary as well.

But there are a couple issues here.


1) Aspire does not make it easy, as you can't index in Aspire.


If the mortises are all in the same...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Ger21
We use a torque wrench, and I feel that I...

We use a torque wrench, and I feel that I tightened them more when I used to hand tighten them.


Having said that, I think that most people don't tighten their collets tight enough. I see too...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-19-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Ger21
+1 Sheet goods by the door, followed by...

+1


Sheet goods by the door, followed by the CNC, then edgebander. All along the outside wall if possible.
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