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by tnbndr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Over Head Crane ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Over Head Crane ideas

I think I posted this on one of the other topics but here is the rack that I built.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7YscmOMFwg
by tnbndr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Over Head Crane ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Over Head Crane ideas

Search "plate storage" "material handling" there are lots of old posts on this subject.
by tnbndr
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Making Licensed Products
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Making Licensed Products

I don't want to turn these customers away.

I turn them away all the time. Send them to a place that sells the copyrighted items legally or steer them to buy something of yours instead that isn't illegal.
by tnbndr
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: jeep rocker guard?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: jeep rocker guard?

Don't have one but should be easy enough to design and draw in cad for cutting.
by tnbndr
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: How to do tool changes with CNC plasma
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: How to do tool changes with CNC plasma

If you are running a torch and scriber mine you just need to put the scribe operations on one layer and the cutting on another layer and then apply your sheetcam tools in the proper order. For instance all my drawings have three layers, inside , outside and scribe. When I apply tooling in sheetcam s...
by tnbndr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Vinyl cutter help
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Vinyl cutter help

How do you know what vinyl to get for that? She eventually ordered other stuff and it worke great.

Ask Her?!
by tnbndr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: Brushed Metal Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Brushed Metal Finish

I use it with the sanding drum and 80 or 120 grit paper. I have only used the ones from Eastwood and they last a long time.
by tnbndr
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Tribal Dolphin
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Tribal Dolphin

For some reason, I am unable to upload.

Looks like your membership expired. Your name is in blue instead of purple.
by tnbndr
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Anyone interested in a recurring job with FBI?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Anyone interested in a recurring job with FBI?

$165 shipped so around $120 for the piece plus $40 S&H. Wonder why he quit his other supplier? Was the coloring something that could be powder coated?
I'm sure someone will do it.
by tnbndr
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: Brushed Metal Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Brushed Metal Finish

One of these but may be hard to use on that all welded together already.

http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-contou ... E=DIS00020
by tnbndr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Another Firepit
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Another Firepit

Just looking at the design, what keeps the bottom from tipping and sliding down? I think it needs tabs that fit into slots on the two long sides to prevent that. JMHO
by tnbndr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Selling someone elses design
Replies: 38
Views: 2295

Re: Selling someone elses design

Once something is out on the web it's pretty much open season!!!
by tnbndr
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: Removing mill scale with vinegar
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Removing mill scale with vinegar

Not sure where you are located but look for a source of pickling vinegar, it is 12% acidic compared to the store vinegar at 4%.
I found a business near me that pickles eggs, etc for bar treats and they sell it to me for $1.75 a gallon.
by tnbndr
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Personalized Deck Lantern
Replies: 17
Views: 1260

Re: Personalized Deck Lantern

Nice project
by tnbndr
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: I Need Help. Options for fire pits
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: I Need Help. Options for fire pits

I would say you are fighting a losing battle, especially with a knock down which there is no way to guarantee it won't scratch the finish. This is just common sense, if the customer doesn't get it, oh well. If he wants assembled and welded pits with a finish you could try some of the high heat engin...
by tnbndr
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Price check Please
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Price check Please

I have seen this program, but have not tried it. I don't see anywhere to put the price per inch It does not use price per inch, it uses material cost, pierces, and cut time tied to labor cost which is price per inch if you take the time to calculate it. Also, does it figure the totals off of the CA...
by tnbndr
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Price check Please
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Price check Please

What program are you using ? I use the PlasmaEstimator from Dave Kearley, with my prices obviously. I struggle to get pricing that seems reasonable to me. You have to feel the market out in your area to see what will sell at what price range and then adjust your program numbers accordingly. What I ...
by tnbndr
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Price check Please
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Price check Please

Putting your info into my calculator I get $99.65 for the raw cut piece out of 12 gauge. That includes no design time, finishing time or materials.
Two hours design time and finishing bring that piece up to $272.45 in my estimator at my rates.
Take it for what it is.
by tnbndr
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES

I doubt a chart will be created as way to many variables affect consumable wear. I had a pierce counter added to my Mach 3 screen last year and I will tell you that I get way more pierces than I thought I was. Changed the last set at 2400 pierces, PM45 always run at 45 amps with material varying fro...
by tnbndr
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Battle worn flag
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Battle worn flag

Didn't think they worked on aluminum?

The acids don't work on anything but steel. Not sure about the dyes thought. They might/should work on aluminum.
by tnbndr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: PlasmaCam
Topic: plasma cam no longer offers technical support for thier program?
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: plasma cam no longer offers technical support for thier program?

Just beware that when you upgrade you will lose features that you have with the early version!!! Like dxf export!
Then they will want to charge you extra for that!
If you upgrade I would keep your old version running also, at least on another computer if you can't run both on one.
by tnbndr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: New member blowing up list
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: New member blowing up list

good reason to someday consider having a "like button"

Yep
by tnbndr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Recommended part spacing vs thickness?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Recommended part spacing vs thickness?

1/4" has always worked for me.
by tnbndr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Exair cabinet cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Exair cabinet cooler

I have never in 6 years had my PM45 cut out on duty cycle!!!! But I don't have it enclosed in a cabinet. It sits on a shelf at the end of the plasma table.
Why create a problem by enclosing it? And then look for a solution to that problem? JMHO

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