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  #181  
Old Fri 08 April 2016, 12:42
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Thanks Andrew!...and per Tom's request, here is my first sign project. I learned quite a bit about how I wouldn't do things as much as I learned about how I would. I also included a logo similar to what I started with. It was slightly different but you get the idea. It was the 5th anniversary which is represented by wood so the key and the sql letters were done in birch.
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  #182  
Old Fri 08 April 2016, 13:08
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Nicely done !!

Customer must be very happy
Cheers, R.
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  #183  
Old Fri 08 April 2016, 14:02
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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An awesome first sign.
Well done.
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  #184  
Old Fri 08 April 2016, 14:25
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Super nice! Great job!
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  #185  
Old Sat 09 April 2016, 19:32
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
Thanks guys! I'm pretty happy with the outcome and so was the customer.
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  #186  
Old Tue 26 April 2016, 21:24
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
I thought I would give you all a quick update on my next project. I'm building a kitchen island. I have a quick mock up done in SketchUp so you can see what I'm building. The cuts are going well. I did have a little issue with the dado precision due to a fairly warped piece of plywood. A vacuum table sure would come in handy for large sheets. A few well placed screws and lots of clamps helped quite a bit. Here are some photos of my progress so far.
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  #187  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 03:21
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Very nice Herb! Post more pics when you've completed it. Thanks for sharing.
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  #188  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 06:05
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Vacuum maybe better!!!....I wouldn't tell, been doing all kinda cut, including sheet cutting (+60%) without seeing a "need" for it....in 8yrs !
Don't have a vacuum, never worked with one, so can't really tell, but, I'm not near tempted, again, by my need (experience), to go buy or make one !!....I manage very well without.
Good luck.....and nice working, like tom say, share the final work !!
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  #189  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 06:38
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Robert, how do you keep things from moving? Clamps? Screws?

I like vacumn. Lay the sheet down, flip the switch and it is ready to cut. Granted, it did cost a few bucks.
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  #190  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 07:02
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Managing mostly (80% of the time) with clamps...

Through careful parts nesting....and tab location....and clamps :

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Here's a few examples
Part of a Solid cherry top :

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Here's a drawer front :

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Simple....key words = planning, nothing new!!!
Although, must admit, the more you try & play around "trying" to make it happen, the better you become

Hope this "inspires" some !!...
All the best

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  #191  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 07:27
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
Very nice work, Robert!!
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  #192  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 10:07
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Robert , I can see where for your applications the clamping is the best situation.

I use full sheets cutting up to 25 items from a sheet so the vac is better for me. I guess it all depends on what a person is cutting.

Nice work by the way.
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  #193  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 10:50
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Thks Pete, but let's congrats each other, as you make some very nice stuff too @_# !!
There's some time I think I may have benefited of a vacuum system and I'm not saying it's no useful ( I wouldn't know really....can only assume it's benefit)...what i'm saying though, there's many ways around if one wishes to see alternatives or wait on a later date to "invest" in such a system !
On e may also make a small vacuum removable unite like some use for drag knives (like Donek and many others of this world)!!

Fun exchange-topic ....i tend to think it should me moved to another thread then taking space on Herbs....
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  #194  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 14:18
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Both have their places, clamping and vacuum. Most find a method and adjust their layout around it. The best way would be to use which ever is best for the job. Clamp for this job, vacuum for that one. Please keep the pictures coming. Even small projects help someone.

Thanks for sharing.
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  #195  
Old Wed 27 April 2016, 15:04
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Sorry Herb for jacking your thread.
Interesting discussion though.
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  #196  
Old Mon 02 May 2016, 08:26
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
It's a good discussion. I don't mind at all.

Another quick update. Here is a video that shows the drawers being cut out. At the end of the video, something triggered an e-stop condition. It's been happening on occasion so maybe I have a grounding issue somewhere.

Also, not sure why the Fusion 360 software doesn't pull my dado back into the part when I use the copy command. That's why you see the dado extend beyond the part. More learnin' to do I guess.

Here are a few photos of the progress after the drawers were assembled and installed. You can also see that I'm starting to fill holes in order to prep for painting on the cabinet. Doors and drawer fronts to make and then on to some trim detail. My plywood is looking like a puzzle.
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  #197  
Old Mon 02 May 2016, 08:28
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
If you are using Mach 3, what is your debounce, it may need to be increased.
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  #198  
Old Tue 03 May 2016, 07:18
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
I didn't get a chance to check out my Mach 3 settings yet. I'll try to get that information tonight.
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  #199  
Old Tue 03 May 2016, 18:30
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
The debounce settings are currently '0'. After a little reading on the internet, looks like trying '1000' would be a recommended first attempt. What do you think guys?
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  #200  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 02:43
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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My debounce was at 0.
I changed it to 500.
I get an occasional error if I forget to throw a bucket of water on the earth spike.
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  #201  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 04:40
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
Thanks Al! I'll give that a try first and see how it goes.
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  #202  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 06:02
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Most results are achieved by empirical means.

Empirical evidence, also known as sense experience, is a collective term for the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation. The term comes from the Greek word for experience, ἐμπειρία (empeirķa).

That's a $50 word.
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  #203  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 12:16
timberlinemd
Just call me: Steve #66
 
Arizona
United States of America
I had the same problem. The Chinese VFD/Spindel has allot of noise. The debounce gives your electrics a chance to tell if the signal is 'real' or a 'phantom'.

I had set mine real high one time. Then when I 'homed' my machine, the home switch would engage, but the machine kept traveling and would crash into my hard stops.

Set it back some and all was fine.
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  #204  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 19:09
islaww
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UP of Michigan
United States of America
Ive had good luck with debounce settings between 20 and 30. That requires 20+ "hits" a millisecond apart. You would have to have a freaky noise to outlast that.
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  #205  
Old Wed 04 May 2016, 19:56
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
I suffered through this. Here is close to the start of the posts pertaining to it. http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...&postcount=388
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  #206  
Old Sun 05 June 2016, 17:37
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
It's been a while since I updated my progress. The photo is a little dark but you get the idea. I ran the island sides, bottom, back, drawer parts and a couple other miscellaneous pieces on the CNC which included the interior shelf holes and dados. The top is reclaimed oak barn wood about 1 1/4 thick. It's difficult to see but there are corbels under each end. Thanks for looking!
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  #207  
Old Sun 05 June 2016, 17:48
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Yep....you're right !!....can't see much, but we can feel your joy and satisfaction...good going !!

I'll say this tho....PITAA this forum is failing to....simply not upgrading to follow the trend in allowing MUCH bigger photo files .....
OOo well
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  #208  
Old Sat 31 December 2016, 21:59
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
Happy New Year to the MechMate Community!!! Be safe everyone!
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  #209  
Old Mon 13 February 2017, 19:21
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Just wanted to let anyone who is interested know that I started up a YouTube channel. I would like to mix in some demonstrations using Fusion 360 along with the MechMate. My goal is to make some fun stuff and show the process from start to finish. Part one of a bag toss game was just posted this evening. I plan on finishing the rest of the video over the next week or so. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjY...eI5CJ2YXP1k62g

I encourage everyone to subscribe to my channel. I'm also interested in your feeedback and whether you find the videos helpful and interesting. Thanks!
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  #210  
Old Tue 14 February 2017, 18:42
danilom
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Novi Sad
Serbia
I'm also using Fusion 360 for my VMC milling so so its always nice to see someone else working in it and documenting it. So you have a sub from me.
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