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  1. Sticky: Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    It's great to see you back in this thread Widgitmaster!!

    I got worried about you over the summer months and finally and asked Gerry if he could help get this fixed. I tried to contact you via PM...
  2. Thread: cnc Music!!

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    Re: Rests

    Boy, time flies. I had forgotten this thread until I just happened to see a bookmark on my computer. At least five years ago I used the Homeconstructor website to finally create the Stairway to...
  3. Sticky: Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Thank you Gerry, for having this issue taken care of. It is much appreciated.

    CarveOne
  4. Sticky: Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Thank you Gerry, for having this issue taken care of. It is much appreciated.

    CarveOne
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    Re: Dbsharp's Aluminum CNC

    Glad that you got that issue sorted out.

    I'm still using the heck out of my standard step motors, but haven't had any problems with them so far. Have to keep the mechanics lightly lubed and clean...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    All of my projects can be found by searching the vectric.com forums. My latest two Paradise boxes are my most elaborate efforts, but will be delivered to my great neice Zoey and to a lady in Florida...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    I'll probably be around during that time frame. You're welcome to drop by. The old white and brown double wide you saw a few years ago was replaced early this year with a brand new one. I'll be...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Glad to see that your machine is running better now.

    I disappeared over the weekend due to getting married. I'll have her sanding and finishing my projects for me in no time. (yeah, good luck...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Good to hear it is working so far.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    I looked at the Mach3 settings for my smaller 3' x 4' machine with G540 driver and it is set for 4 microseconds. If the issue is in the opto interface requirements, the end result will be still be...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    The wider pulse shape probably gives the motors a squarer pulse shape in some cabling capacitance situations and pumps a little more energy into the motors to help give them a little harder "kick"...
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Mach3 standard screen set > Config > Motor Tuning > Step Pulse > 1 to 5 microseconds - try setting it for 5 microseconds if it is set for a lower value..
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    There is a setting for pulse width in the Mach3 software that has a wider pulse width option. Try changing it, saving it, then restart Mach3. See if that works. Use some blue thread locker on the...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    The Java gel stain is oil based. When it gets too thick I have had success with thinning it a little with paint thinner. It still dries ok, and I always apply a coat or two of polyurethane over it...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    Hi Bill,

    The local Lowes has dropped all gel stain, and has very little liquid stains made by MinWax. I buy the General Finishes Java (dark roast coffee color) gel stain whenever I go to Raleigh,...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    That spray gun looks like something I might use a lot. Keeping the jars full of paint helps the skimming over and going thick problems I have had with my automotive sprayer. Thanks Jerry.
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    I use MinWax clear satin polyurethane on most of my woodcraft projects. It has a slight yellowish color. That can help or hurt depending on how you use it, or whether you apply it over white...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    I use spray cans. They cost considerably more than canned paint, but my automotive grade spray system requires much more effort to clean up than a spray can so I don't use it. Most of my canned...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    Yes, when you let the poly or varnish dry overnight the small amount of paint thinner on the paper towel does not attack the dry finish while it wipes off the wet stain or paint. All of it is oil...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    No paint mask is used. This one was cut first, then had 5 spray coats of MinWax Helmsman clear satin marine spar varnish applied, then hand painted the white and black Rustoleum oil based enamel. ...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    Thanks Louis.

    That's what these CNC machines are all about for me. Being able to make stuff just because I like to, or doing something for others just because I can, and sometimes I even get my...
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    Re: CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    Thank you sir,
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    I didn't mention that the text font is Cooper Black TTF, and that the text vectors were converted to a negative 3D model and is dished out 3/8" deep. Lots of fun painting that...
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    CarveOne's Veterans Park sign Project

    I was asked by a local AMVET member if I could make a sign for the local memorial park. They wanted the small area to be more obvious to people looking for the park. After getting some details from...
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    Re: CarveOne's Steel Channel Rebuild

    A 4' x 8' machine will not be very low cost unless you can do most of the labor yourself. That has been key for for me, since I already had the lathe and milling machine, welder, metal cutting band...
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    Re: CarveOne's Steel Channel Rebuild

    This site is full of ideas. That's where all of mine were hatched ...;) Check out the CNC Router Parts website for kits and/or parts to build your own. If you can weld and cut steel, go with steel...
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