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    Thanks to Bill and Ryan for their online “Camp”...

    Thanks to Bill and Ryan for their online “Camp” today. While I don’t currently have an indexer I think one is in my near future. Picked up some good information today and hopefully will retain it...
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    HollyWOOD possibly

    HollyWOOD possibly
  3. Thread: Demo Files

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    Ryan, Thanks for your online “Social gathering”...

    Ryan,
    Thanks for your online “Social gathering” this morning. I was a little late in joining as I didn’t see your email sooner.
    I hope there will be more in the future. One way to keep our social...
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    I was never able to determine why it was off so...

    I was never able to determine why it was off so much. However I’m well on the way to having it dialed in. I opened the spindle mounting holes (slightly) to allow me to align the “X” axis. I drilled...
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    Tramming my spindle

    Just finished a project which had several shallow cut circles at various diameters. While cutting the grooves the depth would vary at several points and the bit was not cutting into the wood. I...
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    +1 Got no use for FB

    +1
    Got no use for FB
  7. Thread: Restart file

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    Found my answer. Watched a video while I was...

    Found my answer. Watched a video while I was cutting a file.
    When all else fails, “Read the manual”
  8. Thread: Restart file

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    Restart file

    If during a cut and I have to stop the cut to change cutter how do I restart at where I left off.
    I know Newbie question and I should have known that before hand.
  9. Again, not knowing your settings and bits you are...

    Again, not knowing your settings and bits you are using when I started doing 3D models I ran into the same effects you are seeing.
    Smaller step over and small Dia. TBN cutters can eliminate most of...
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    I guess that means he’s no longer a “Craftsmen”....

    I guess that means he’s no longer a “Craftsmen”. He’s now, to use his own words, a Technocraftsmen”
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    I don't care what one is into there are always...

    I don't care what one is into there are always those "purists" that will say using technology is cheating. I came from an RC aircraft hobby where we had single channel radios and have advanced to...
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    Don’t ya just hate it when.......

    When the machine does what you tell it and you’ve told it incorrectly:(
    Did a roughing cut for project yesterday and thought I’d get an early start on the finish cut this morning.....Wrong.
    Started...
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    No. I didn’t set it up as a two sided job. I just...

    No. I didn’t set it up as a two sided job. I just flipped the board when I was finished cutting the (4) plaques and then zeroed x,y & z in the center of each of the four items to cut the logo.
    As I...
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    Errant cut part two

    Well my ghost is still around.
    Ran a new file yesterday and had no issues. Ran the same file again today and ran into the same issue, sort of, as in my previous post.

    Tool-paths were:
    3D...
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    Errant cut update. I ran a different file today...

    Errant cut update. I ran a different file today and all toolpaths went as designed. I also did an air cut with the file that "Ate my spoilboard" and of course it ran just as it was supposed to....
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    Well I’m not stroking anyone.....sorry I brought...

    Well I’m not stroking anyone.....sorry I brought up the question in the first place. Just trying to understand what happened with my cut. As you can see by the settings from the Vectric file as well...
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    33258 The Aspire Toolpath: Cut depth .815 7...

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    The Aspire Toolpath:
    Cut depth .815
    7 passes (Oops, thought it was 6)
    .1164
    .2329
    .3493
    .4657
    .5821
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    Interesting. If what you say is true (and I have...

    Interesting. If what you say is true (and I have no reason to doubt it) then I guess I’ve been fortunate as all my files have been run from a USB stick without encountering errors. As my Vectric work...
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    I really wish it was that simple however the bit...

    I really wish it was that simple however the bit is in the same position as I started. What shocked me at the beginning of the cut was how close the collet nut was to my material surface when it...
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    No. Not during the final profile cut. Only...

    No. Not during the final profile cut.

    Only stopped between bit changes for each Toolpath
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    No, everything was normal up until the profile...

    No, everything was normal up until the profile cut.
    The 3D finish cut was a rather long one 4+ hours but the following Vcarve was normal
    I now have a rather deep circle cut into my spoilboard :(
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    Errant profile cut

    The last cut on a project (profile cut) went wrong.
    No problem with the previous roughing cut, the 3D finish cut or the Vcarve cut.
    When I ran the profile cut the bit plunged completely through the...
  23. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

    by Rtibbs
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    Oops, that’s 80-90% not 89-90 :rolleyes:

    Oops, that’s 80-90% not 89-90 :rolleyes:
  24. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    First, why I didn't stick with the skirt design:...

    First, why I didn't stick with the skirt design: Mainly because I like to see what's cutting.

    Second, How effective is it: Vacuums up 89-90% of the chips if adjusted properly and you have a good...
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    Maybe static season forthcoming for you Mainer's...

    Maybe static season forthcoming for you Mainer's but down here it's tropical storm and hurricane season into December......Lots of moisture in the air :rolleyes:

    ( I do have ground circuit...
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