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by acourtjester
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mach3 Homing Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Mach3 Homing Issues

I think you need to go into the home/limits menu and look at the 2 motors axis you are using for the y and one should be home neg with a red check and the other a green check. If you have them both with red or green you are homing one axis the wrong way
by acourtjester
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Helping out a local Fire Dept
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

here you go I had to do it again as I did not save it. :lol:
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by acourtjester
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Helping out a local Fire Dept
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

If you really want it to pop check out what others have done with badges, making them in layers. Using Inkscape you can break the image apart to paint them and then assemble it in layers. :D http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=21225 http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&...
by acourtjester
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Helping out a local Fire Dept
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

There are a few things to change first use "Brightness cutoff" not "edge detection". Edge detection will give you the outside and inside of each line. Next click on Fill and stroke under "object menu" then a menu will appear on the right, click on the X under fill this ...
by acourtjester
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table
Replies: 45
Views: 1860

Re: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table

I know where you have been after building 7 tables from scratch only kit was 2 DTHC from Tom C. :)
Gave me a chance to try different things (plasma units, THC, and different software).
Learning a new CAM program to do some router work never stop learning. :lol:
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by acourtjester
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table
Replies: 45
Views: 1860

Re: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table

I'm sure it was hard to get that smile off you face when you made that cut, Congrats on winning the battle with the bugs. It has been a long trip but now the real fun begins, production from a table that you built. If you have not done it already there are many great files to download from here to c...
by acourtjester
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table
Replies: 45
Views: 1860

Re: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table

I don't believe a SSR will not work as you are opening and closing a circuit not an AC voltage. You don't show you equipment that may help others to point you in the right direction. Here is an older post about torch problems http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17611&p=102924&...
by acourtjester
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Danger- Don't Tell Me How To Do My Job
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Danger- Don't Tell Me How To Do My Job

here it is in SheetCam opens fine, what are you using to open it??

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by acourtjester
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table
Replies: 45
Views: 1860

Re: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table

That is an odd problem with the torch doing the pierce and then off for a short time then back on. I would look at the trigger circuit, try putting a meter on trigger contact wires and run the same cut G-code without the plasma on. It should show a short from pierce to the end of the cut then open. ...
by acourtjester
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Fluer De Lis
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Fluer De Lis

Try the web search by Google And download Inkscape for the drawing part.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/518899188287054427/
by acourtjester
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: PHOTOBUCKET 3rd Party Hosting - Time to pay the piper
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: PHOTOBUCKET 3rd Party Hosting - Time to pay the piper

Yes the greed is spreading many software companies are now using a subscription fee in place of the purchase price.
Another thing they have you save your work on their server and it goes into their library, IMHO :( .
by acourtjester
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: Help Converting a DXF File to SVG
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Help Converting a DXF File to SVG

here is more info a path has nodes see images
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by acourtjester
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: Help Converting a DXF File to SVG
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Help Converting a DXF File to SVG

Ok here is something you may not understand you can draw new things but until they are a path they will not be added to you original when you save it. An easy way to see if something is a path is have the node tool in the upper left highlighted. Then as you move the curser (mouse pointer) around the...
by acourtjester
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Tattered and Torn Flag "Wind Wave"
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Tattered and Torn Flag "Wind Wave"

If I remember correctly they cut the flag and then used a plate roller to put waves into the flag.
by acourtjester
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Commermorative 4 Layer Sign for Kern County Fire Dept Flight Crew
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Commermorative 4 Layer Sign for Kern County Fire Dept Flight Crew

SWEET layering and metallic paint makes if pop, the sound effects were a plus :D :D
by acourtjester
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Big Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Big Screen

Here is a way to enlarge the viewing screen in Mach 3 many already know about this but I thought I would pass it on :lol: I bought a screenset for routers and the guy told me how to do it. You start Mach 3 a normal and then enlarge the outside window that Mach is in. The Mach display will stay the s...
by acourtjester
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: help with dxf
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: help with dxf

here is my trace
tree PS.svg
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tree PS.dxf
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by acourtjester
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CNC Router to Plasma to Router
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: CNC Router to Plasma to Router

You say the machine is a short drive away why not go look at it. There maybe question you find answers to by looking at the actual table. I would try to find out how long the table has been for sale this may give you a better idea of it future resale by you and if there is a market for it. Having a ...
by acourtjester
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CNC Router to Plasma to Router
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: CNC Router to Plasma to Router

Looking at their web page on that unit I would say it would take a lot to convert to Plasma. The main problem area is the base where you lay the material with wood you are cutting material above that base. With plasma you are blasting through that area it would need a cutting grate and the length of...
by acourtjester
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?

We all had to learn, question are not a problem as someone benefits and sometime it's the person that answers the question. Questions provokes though. The double line is coming from the drawing process, It's hard to know where it is put into the drawing as many different programs have different func...
by acourtjester
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?

It sounds like you have double lines on top of each other. To check look when you do the plan in SheetCam see if you can see 2 starts (1 and 2 numbers showing) I you do then use the contour function and click on the line and right on and then left click and make one line a new layer. you will see th...
by acourtjester
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Log in issue
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Log in issue

Last time that happened to me I worked with Admin and this is what he had me do to fix it. The KEY word here is "I think" :lol: :lol:
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by acourtjester
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

their wed site does not show a 65 XP I don't think they make one
by acourtjester
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trucut CNC
Topic: SUMMER GIVE AWAY - THIS IS HUGE!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: SUMMER GIVE AWAY - THIS IS HUGE!!!

Worked for me :D :D

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by acourtjester
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Help me buy the right machine!!
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Help me buy the right machine!!

See if you can get demo versions of the software so you can play and learn about it. Also find what drawing and Cam programs you will be using and look for tutorials on YouTube and learn about them. One half of the process is getting things ready to cut you can do that without you table, this will g...

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