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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By guitarwes
Thanks for the comments. I figured there was...

Thanks for the comments. I figured there was really no optimal way. I will probably just add on a stack to the pump exhaust and pipe it up to the ceiling and condition the entire shop.
My brother...
Forum: Jim Becker Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By guitarwes
Beautiful axe. Building them is a sickness.

Beautiful axe. Building them is a sickness.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 07-13-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By guitarwes
Production guys running vaccum in a climate controlled shop

As it gets closer for me to be full-time production mode in my shop (just bought/merged with a local plastics machining business), what is your solution for venting the heated exhaust air from the...
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 07-13-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By guitarwes
Thanks for the offer Steve, but orders have dried...

Thanks for the offer Steve, but orders have dried up around here for the germshields. It was good while it lasted. I have a couple sheets in stock just in case I get a small order for them. Glad...
Forum: New Forum Members 07-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By guitarwes
Welcome. You'll really enjoy your machine. ...

Welcome. You'll really enjoy your machine. Watch lots and lots of Vectric videos and then watch some more. You'll be ahead of the game when it arrives.
I stayed a couple nights in Picayune and in...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 07-09-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By guitarwes
I have a Harbor freight 2Hp right now configured...

I have a Harbor freight 2Hp right now configured with a Super Dust Deputy cyclone and it works "ok" for what I do, but doesn't suck up the real heavy plastic chips I produce when cutting thick...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-09-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By guitarwes
Something is binding and/or loose. Did you...

Something is binding and/or loose.

Did you check the set screws on the pinion gears?
Forum: New Forum Members 07-07-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By guitarwes
Welcome to the yellow crew. Hope you find your...

Welcome to the yellow crew. Hope you find your journey into CNC an exciting adventure. Feel free to ask questions.
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-02-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By guitarwes
Welcome. Sorry you're getting dropped messages...

Welcome. Sorry you're getting dropped messages and are having communication issues. I went thru sort of the same thing for the 6 months I was shopping for machines. Keep calling. They're busy...
Forum: New Forum Members 06-26-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By guitarwes
Glad to have you. Feel free to ask lots of...

Glad to have you. Feel free to ask lots of questions. We like pictures.
Forum: Router Bits 06-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By guitarwes
The bit you are looking at will serve you great...

The bit you are looking at will serve you great for spoilboard surfacing and slab flattening. I have it's big brother, the RC-2251, but I took 2 of the inserts out of it and just use the upright...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-19-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By guitarwes
Checked all that and replaced the filters. No...

Checked all that and replaced the filters. No restriction in the line. It's only pulling a little over 6 mmHg with the table fully covered, which is all it's ever pulled (I believe due to a lightly...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-17-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By guitarwes
FPZ Regen blower cutting off

Just wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem and hopefully a simple solution for a fix. For the last few months my 15Hp Regen blower has been cutting off after approx ~ 60-80 minutes of...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 06-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By guitarwes
That carving is great. How much for it or one...

That carving is great. How much for it or one just like it?
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 06-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By guitarwes
I actually ordered some 1/4" acrylic friday from...

I actually ordered some 1/4" acrylic friday from one of my suppliers as they had just got a truck in but all of it was gone that afternoon when I called. I missed out on a good 100 shield order 2...
Forum: Shop Talk 06-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By guitarwes
That's nice. Pretty color. I surfaced a beast...

That's nice. Pretty color. I surfaced a beast of a slab of tigerwood earlier this year for a friend building a conference table. It was 2.5" thick X 40"+ wide and >7 feet long. The video is on my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By guitarwes
Ahh, that sheds a little more light on the...

Ahh, that sheds a little more light on the problem. Every exposed edge on those separate pieces, regardless if they are butted up tight next to each other, are subject to warp/swell all out of...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-03-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By guitarwes
Bummer. Hope it recovers well after sending it...

Bummer. Hope it recovers well after sending it off.
I know it's a pain in the hump, but what I've got in the habit of doing is unplugging my control computer AND my machine when I get thru using...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-02-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By guitarwes
Just buy a small rotary vane pump. They are...

Just buy a small rotary vane pump. They are relatively inexpensive and do a great job for small format hold down.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 06-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By guitarwes
Check your servo power supplies in the controls...

Check your servo power supplies in the controls box. There should be a little green light on the front edge. If not lit, pull the fuse and check it. If you replace the fuse and it still doesn't...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-26-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By guitarwes
Looks like a nice project so far. Keep us posted...

Looks like a nice project so far. Keep us posted with lots of pics.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By guitarwes
Sorry Thomas, my mistake on the 3D toolpath. I...

Sorry Thomas, my mistake on the 3D toolpath. I saw the .crv3d filename and my brain automatically went into thinking it was 3D. That is an Aspire filename, my VcarvePro saves it as .crv.
Forum: Coronavirus help and information 05-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By guitarwes
Finding a supply of 1/4" Acrylic, Plexi, or polycarbonate?

All my materials suppliers are out. Anyone out there have a good source for this stuff that's not 4 to 6 to 23 weeks out on getting a load?
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 05-26-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By guitarwes
I can't see your 3D file as I'm not on my CAD...

I can't see your 3D file as I'm not on my CAD computer now. You will be amazed at how good the HDU cuts. No comparison to MDF. If you must stick with MDF, get a really good door grade MDF.
If...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By guitarwes
I cut it in 1 pass at 200ipm at 18k rpm with a...

I cut it in 1 pass at 200ipm at 18k rpm with a 3/16" oflute bit.

1/4 polycarbonate- same feeds/speeds but with 2 passes: Climb cut first pass down to .04 off spoilboard. Conventional cut thru...
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