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Forum: Stinger II 06-29-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mike.davison
Definitely. In any case, turning the PC off...

Definitely.

In any case, turning the PC off and reseating the cable did the trick. The spindle is spinning again. Can't really explain it, but that restored sanity.
Forum: Stinger II 06-28-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By mike.davison
One of those is a magnetic power switch. The...

One of those is a magnetic power switch. The other does seem like a likely breaker. Both seem to be working. Anyway.. thanks.
Forum: Stinger II 06-28-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By mike.davison
Does seem possible. Looked, but didn't find....

Does seem possible. Looked, but didn't find. I'll get Support to walk me through this tomorrow. Thanks.
Forum: Stinger II 06-28-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By mike.davison
Spindle doesn't spin

The spindle stopped spinning during a job. No obvious fireworks, explosions or other nasty noises other than the bit snapping and blue smoke from the operator.

Everything else seems to be...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 06-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By mike.davison
Will the T tracks at the edges -- only held down...

Will the T tracks at the edges -- only held down on 1 edge -- be sufficiently held? seems like they might rotate and come loose.
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By mike.davison
Yes. Ensure the machine is supported firmly and...

Yes. Ensure the machine is supported firmly and evenly.
Forum: New Forum Members 04-29-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By mike.davison
That's the approach I'll take if I ever upgrade...

That's the approach I'll take if I ever upgrade while in this shop. Removing the gantry to get the machine through a 36" door is painful. Would be much easier if the legs were bolt-on. Yes, it would...
Forum: New Forum Members 04-24-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By mike.davison
I believe that a Stinger I will fit without any...

I believe that a Stinger I will fit without any issues.

The Stinger II can, with some careful bracing/etc, be tipped sideways, but it sill wont fit through a 36" door.

I have a basement shop...
Forum: Stinger II 04-23-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mike.davison
Agreed. If my Stinger II with normal gantry...

Agreed. If my Stinger II with normal gantry height had not been my first machine I would have realized the utility of more gantry clearance and prioritized that feature. It's a wonderful machine for...
Forum: Stinger II 04-21-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mike.davison
The clearance between the gantry and a typical...

The clearance between the gantry and a typical spoil board is more than 6 inches on a Stinger II. Naturally, as one piles on spoil boards, vacuum boards, jigs, etc that clearance decreases.

The...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-26-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By mike.davison
Pretty cool. Seems like a reasonable (and quiet)...

Pretty cool. Seems like a reasonable (and quiet) alternative to vacuum hold down for wood too.
Forum: Russell Crawford 03-26-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike.davison
Top notch design and craftsmanship sir. Looks...

Top notch design and craftsmanship sir. Looks highly functional for hand tool work.
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-20-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By mike.davison
A rabbet will provide some forgiveness if the...

A rabbet will provide some forgiveness if the wood moves over time. So, I'd be inclined to create a small rabbet then use whatever butt joint method you like.
Forum: Stinger III 02-26-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By mike.davison
The Initialize macro does what you need. I...

The Initialize macro does what you need. I suppose you could extract just the commands affecting the Y axis from that macro and do those steps, but just running that macro will do the job.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-26-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By mike.davison
I don't know the answer to your question, but...

I don't know the answer to your question, but would suggest that wood movement and work holding can play a part too. Accuracy of 10thou for wood is pretty good given that it will move more than that...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-19-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike.davison
Sure Tim. My approach is probably problematic...

Sure Tim. My approach is probably problematic with a vacuum table, at least with the plumbing as CAMaster installs it. But, here's the reference:

https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=9804
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By mike.davison
A couple of rambling, semi-cnc-related...

A couple of rambling, semi-cnc-related thoughts...

One can CNC-cut a mechanically strong dovetail joint without a vertical jig and with no more effort than it takes to cut box joints. There's...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-18-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike.davison
When I did this, I found the process of setting...

When I did this, I found the process of setting the jig on the lathe/recoil rails to be adequately square and remain adequately square to be too fussy. The jig I built that goes through the table...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By mike.davison
I have a SR-44 with rotary and tried a vertical...

I have a SR-44 with rotary and tried a vertical table mounted on the rotary. I was not happy with the results as the rotary rails are not precisely located and getting the vertical table precisely...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-06-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By mike.davison
That's the point I was going to make too. The...

That's the point I was going to make too. The footprint of the machine needs to include space for tiling if you plan to tile and so is closer to 15x6. Then, you need about 3' beyond at least 3 of...
Forum: New Forum Members 01-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By mike.davison
A fellow CAMaster driver in Massachusetts!...

A fellow CAMaster driver in Massachusetts! Welcome to the group.
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 01-13-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By mike.davison
Dang guys, if you have that much dust in your...

Dang guys, if you have that much dust in your shops should you be in there? Sounds pretty dangerous!

I have a basement shop with good dust collection and really have not noticed any significant...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,548
Posted By mike.davison
I updated to Win 10 a year ago. Contacted...

I updated to Win 10 a year ago. Contacted CAMaster support to ask about possible issues. They sent me to WinCNC who provided instructions for checking WinCNC versions/etc and doing the actual update....
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By mike.davison
You may get away with very light climb cuts in...

You may get away with very light climb cuts in the challenging areas. You'll probably need to create short vectors in the trouble areas and really think about order of operations rather than going...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-02-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mike.davison
If I had to use my Amazing Psychic Powers to...

If I had to use my Amazing Psychic Powers to understand why CAMaster puts the rotary on the X+ side I'd guess it works best on the a wider range of CAMaster machines. For the reason that Guitarwares...
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