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  #91  
Old Wed 10 March 2010, 17:58
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Congrats Dave!
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  #92  
Old Fri 12 March 2010, 20:42
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
First 3D cut

Cut my first 3D sample from vectorart.com. Turned out great except one small misfortune. I had some collet adaptors made up to use my 1/8 inch bits in my 1/2 collet, forgot to locktite the set screws holding the bit, didnt break but came out and gouged the "ass" of the bull. lesson learned. here is a pic, icut my finish pass a little deeper then planned so it kinda saved it. It was cut from plastic (not sure what kind, scrap) at 200ipm with a 1/8 ballnose for rough and a 1/16 ballnose finish cuts. It is about 6" x 6" x 3/4 deep.
Here is also a youtube video showing the gear reductions in use for you Mike!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuXHh-ic04[/URL]
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  #93  
Old Fri 12 March 2010, 20:43
Drad98_98
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Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Sorry dont think that link worked, i will try again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuXHh-ic04
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  #94  
Old Fri 12 March 2010, 21:19
Drad98_98
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Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
And the youtube finish pass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utDesKRivNg
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  #95  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 06:09
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Nice work, Dave. Impressive! Thanks for sharing.
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  #96  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 06:46
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
I like!
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  #97  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 07:36
Rad Racer
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Minnesota
United States of America
Nice cut'n Dave....like the hi-speed passes.
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  #98  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 15:27
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
Dave: What software are you using for the vector processing? (I am using VCarve Pro and don't seem to be able to get the VectorArt Bull sample file to open in it.)

Thanks

Joe
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  #99  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 15:48
Drad98_98
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Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Joe,
I am using Artcam Pro, didnt have a problem. I am not familar with VCarve Pro.
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  #100  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 16:55
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
Dave. Thanks

J
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  #101  
Old Sat 13 March 2010, 23:14
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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I see you made our favourite snack BILTONG from that bulls behind. The word biltong is from our Dutch forefathers in the Cape. The BIL part is from bille or the behind part of our body..your backside... TONG is from tounge ,,,therefore biltong is sliced pieces of meat from the bulls behind that is treated with salt and spices and hung to dry. Better than jerkey as it is known in the USA. Hope I got the spelling right of jerkey.
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  #102  
Old Sun 14 March 2010, 12:00
Drad98_98
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Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Sounds tasty, not sure it would be as good from this bull!
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  #103  
Old Thu 01 April 2010, 16:36
Drad98_98
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Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
New dust collector

I got my new dust collector hooked up today, pretty good machine for the price. now I just need to make a dust foot then time to surface the table.
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  #104  
Old Thu 01 April 2010, 20:34
Rad Racer
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Minnesota
United States of America
Wow, looks like that unit really sucks Like the trash can seperator, let us know how it works for you.

Wayne
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  #105  
Old Thu 01 April 2010, 21:22
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Did you put a Thein separator on the trash can lid? They are supposed to work really well.
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  #106  
Old Thu 01 April 2010, 21:47
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Heath,
It is a Woodstock International cyclone, came free with the dust collector from Grizzley. It isnt necessary a cyclone, per say, but it does look similar to the thein, seems to work well so far but I havent made much dust for it yet. So far, even the small dust (not the fines) do collect in the trash can, time will tell, I will let you know. Either way it was a freebie so im not out anything.
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  #107  
Old Thu 01 April 2010, 21:50
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
P.S. see the "nasty" behind the banner I pulled down? That is plasma "dust", another reason to switch to wood. The whole shop looked like that until a complete wipe down of the walls. Anyone in the market for a CNC plasma? It is for sale.
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  #108  
Old Fri 02 April 2010, 06:55
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
If you Google around I have seen some cool mods for those that takes off the bag an relaces it with air filters that work even better. I like Griz stuff. Have a good bit of it in my shop as well .
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  #109  
Old Fri 02 April 2010, 09:39
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Further to Mike's point, here is a Thread where I describe the modifications that I made to my Grizzly 1029 Dust Collector including substituting a Wynn filter for the upper bag and a clear plastic bag for the lower bag. I'm very pleased with the results.
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  #110  
Old Fri 02 April 2010, 09:52
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
I have a Harbor Freight dust collector and I did what John #26 did with his dust collector and I also bought a Wynn filter, I am very happy with the way the system works. It is worth buying the better filter. My filter is washable.
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  #111  
Old Fri 02 April 2010, 10:23
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
I will keep the filter in mind, Griz does sell a filter for it also, just need to mod it a little to hold the extra weight. The bag that came with it is a 2.5 micron so that is pretty good filtration.
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  #112  
Old Fri 02 April 2010, 15:51
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
I guess I read about that filter here
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  #113  
Old Sat 17 April 2010, 19:29
chopper
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Big Lake Minnesota
United States of America
Dave I was wondering how the belt drives were working out for you,
do you think they could be improved upon?
by the way nice machine....

and by the way hi everybody I am back...
//chopper
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  #114  
Old Sat 17 April 2010, 19:59
riesvantwisk
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Quito
Ecuador
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Hey Chopper, welcome back...
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  #115  
Old Sat 17 April 2010, 20:42
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Hi Chopper,
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  #116  
Old Sat 17 April 2010, 22:03
chopper
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Big Lake Minnesota
United States of America
thanks for the warm welcome,
I am sure that there are others not so happy about my return.....
//chopper
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  #117  
Old Mon 19 April 2010, 18:11
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Nice to see you back Chopper. The belt drive are working great, Mike made the tabs a little long but I think that is good in case others want to use different gear setups. I only tweaked them a little and shortened them about 1/2" if I remember right. I used the same as you did with the 4 to 1. I think Mike has them down pretty good.
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  #118  
Old Tue 20 April 2010, 19:11
chopper
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Big Lake Minnesota
United States of America
thanks for the info,
just curious to see how they were performing...
//chopper
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  #119  
Old Tue 20 April 2010, 20:19
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Hi Dave, I'm in the process of instally my DC, I see a lot of similarities in our wet up, would you tell me how long is your flexible host dangling from the ceiling & how much slag did yoiu allow for it to cover the whole cutting area?
Thanks in advance
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  #120  
Old Thu 22 April 2010, 19:39
Drad98_98
Just call me: Dave #52
 
Fort Ripley, MN
United States of America
Ken,
I havent finished my dust foot yet so I just have it zip-tied to the z stage. I hung my rigid pipe in the center and am using a 10' length of hose which is plenty long but until I get my dust foot and rigid pipe on my z stage I dont want to cut it. I figure just run the table to all 4 extents of the table and give it enough slack so there isnt any stress on the z and go with that length. Sorry not much help but I can fill you in as I pregress with my final setup. BTW, how is you machine coming along?
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