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Members Projects / Re: one-off mold for dust boot
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:52:33 pm »
Thank you!

I'll examine my machines to see how this might be adapted to them.

Lloyd

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Members Projects / Re: one-off mold for dust boot
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:31:19 am »
Models are always welcome!  I've not measured my spindle noses -- I have two different machines.  But I use 4" vacuum tubing, so there's a start!

Thank you.

Lloyd

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Members Projects / Re: one-off mold for dust boot
« on: November 22, 2020, 21:16:05 pm »
I'll have to consider such a strategy!  Both my 4x8 (foot) bed routers need more-effective dust boots, and I haven't yet come up with a design I consider adequate.

Yours looks "up to the task".  I'll explore it for my machines.

Lloyd

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Members Projects / Re: Salt shakers
« on: November 19, 2020, 22:41:45 pm »
Nice table toys!

Lloyd

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Good for you, Bernhard!

All the 'expert' help in the world may get you past a problem, but solving it yourself teaches you something you'll not easily forget!

Lloyd

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: V-Engrave Help
« on: November 12, 2020, 21:31:15 pm »
What does any of that 'crossover distance' have to do with the device making some letters 10mm further up in Y than others?

He's not complaining (primarily) of cuts between letters; he's complaining that some letters are not on the same plane as others!  (as can be clearly seen in his photo!)

Lloyd

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: V-Engrave Help
« on: November 12, 2020, 19:50:40 pm »
Spanner,

Does your machine possess 'limit switches' for X0Y0 establishment?

Are you sure your 'start point' isn't at the limit switches?  If so, the mill would return to its 'switch limit', without regard to whether or not steps had been lost.

Lloyd

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Members Projects / Re: one-off mold for dust boot
« on: November 10, 2020, 19:48:38 pm »
"Wow, that's like a 2hp vacuum from hell!"
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Heh!  I have TWO of them in my vacuum shed (one for each 4' x 8' bed router), plus a 10HP vacuum blower for work-holding! <grin>

Lloyd

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Eddy,
Just so you understand, I'm not trying to start a fight, just saying what it _seemed_ you wrote.  After reading your explanation, I understand that's not what you meant.

Lloyd

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I understand you did not use that term.  What you seemed to say was "double-sided tape".

You can argue about your meaning - and I understand your meaning now - still, what you actually write can have an impact on folks.  I would be willing to bet (money I don't have) that readers who didn't make it this far into the thread would assume you meant double-sided tape.

Bob did, and he's a pretty-smart guy.  I did, too, and I don't think I'm _too_ stupid!

Lloyd

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Eddy,
That may have been what you meant to say, but what you actually wrote seemed to clearly say, "double-sided tape".

Although they have similar effects (but not the same), laminating two pieces of blue tape with cyanoacrylates is NOT the same as "double-sided tape".

Lloyd


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Knocker,
Just search on "blue painter's tape and superglue", and select (among many) the Tormach tutorial about it.

It's a simple thing, but works a treat for some types of projects.

Lloyd

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: New To Engraving - A little help
« on: October 29, 2020, 16:49:10 pm »
Dridecker wrote:
"I have tried the double sided tape and it has problems because its a sponge."
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Um... you can buy double-sided "carpet tape" which is only about 0.1 mm thick, and has NO cushion, at all.

It's aggressively sticky, so be prepared to warm the item to get it un-stuck.

Lloyd

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Members Machines / Re: quick change for hobbiest?
« on: October 28, 2020, 20:56:38 pm »
KJL,
Most such chucks require two wrenches.  Even my high end router spindles require them, and I paid a 'pretty penny' for each of them.

The 'secret' is to get a collet AND taper for each bit you use frequently, and _keep_ them in their holders.  Then the auto-Z function serves you well.

Lloyd

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Members Machines / Re: quick change for hobbiest?
« on: October 28, 2020, 00:36:46 am »
You do lose some Z travel when using most adapters.  You might consider a "z-setter", which determines where Z=0 is for any given bit in any given holder.  Most CNC softs include the ability to auto-Zero a cutter.  About the only thing they don't work well for is Forstner drills with pilots.  Even then, you can make a tiny hole in the Z-setter's 'shoe' to accommodate the spur, so long as its diameter is smaller than the smallest other cutter you use.

My Forstners also have 'flush-cutters', so they're not managed by a tiny hole.  It takes a hole almost the diameter of the drill.  So I made two 'adapter' shoes for my Z-setter, so most cutters can use the flat adapter, and Forstners can use the one with a cavity in the middle.  I use almost entirely one diameter of Forstner drill for the contract work I do.  If you have multiple sizes to deal with, it might involve having more than one 'holed' adapter for the Z-setter;  but that's a minor thing.

Lloyd

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