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by VPT
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Homemade Roller Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 2281

Re: Homemade Roller Bender

I machine a flat on the shaft so the set screw has a flat ( more surface area) to grab onto... If it does distort at all, the die won't get stuck on the shaft where the screw "bit" into the shaft. Got the idea from end mill holders... The HF shafts already have flats on them where the set...
by VPT
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Homemade Roller Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 2281

Re: Homemade Roller Bender

Thats kind of what I did. I drilled out the small set screw holes HF has in the dies, tapped them, and inserted the next size bigger bolts with tips like shown and also of a grade 10. The main reason the stock screws constantly need tightening is because the ends keep getting sheared off when you tu...
by VPT
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Homemade Roller Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 2281

Re: Homemade Roller Bender

Apparently lots of guys are getting those dies, putting them in the lathe and shaping them to just about any size/shape they want with excellent results ....man I wish I had a lathe :cry: So I was driving by HF the other day and stopped in to get a set of these dies. I opened them up to take 1"...
by VPT
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Rise and Shine
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: rise and shine

Thank you! Nice one!
by VPT
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: "license" plates
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: "license" plates

Slick idea and nice plates! Thanks for sharing!
by VPT
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Homemade Roller Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 2281

Re: Homemade Roller Bender

Here is my HF roller with the square dies I made up for it rolling some 3/4" bar stock.

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by VPT
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Homemade Roller Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 2281

Re: Homemade Roller Bender

WOW! $20 for those dies sure makes me feel I wasted some time and material making my own.
by VPT
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 w/ finecut
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Hypertherm 65 w/ finecut

I've had some sort of air bypass inside my PM65 open up when really cold too when it tries to fire the torch.
by VPT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Slag Build Up on Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Slag Build Up on Nozzle

Sorry again, I should add this is on a plasmacam 3.11
by VPT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Slag Build Up on Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Slag Build Up on Nozzle

Sorry, I haven't been on for awhile.

Hope you can see in this pic. At the top right in "Time Delays" the box that says "Wait for cutting signal before moving".

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by VPT
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Ideas on Cutting Stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Ideas on Cutting Stainless

Clamp between aluminum sheets?
by VPT
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 w/ finecut
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Hypertherm 65 w/ finecut

I had that problem just the other week as well! Turned out for me, since I live in WI, -12f freezes any condensation in the lines and plugged the first water separator. But then apon inspection all looks good and clean. After I turned the ready heater on facing the general direction of the plasma cu...
by VPT
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: "Crappie In Brush" by PlasmaDesigns
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: "Crappie In Brush" by PlasmaDesigns

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
by VPT
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Compass rose
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Compass rose

I didn't even notice it was a pcm file. I thought plasmacam saved in dxf format.

Glad to hear it works though for those that can use the pcm file. I will check the crossovers, thanks for pointing them out. :)
by VPT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Compass rose
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Compass rose

Curious if this is working like it should? Is the file right, download right? Want to make sure for future files.
by VPT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Wall art gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Wall art gauge

I as well almost always use 16G for art stuff. I use other 'close' gauges just to use up left over material. The thinner material warps easy and imo is more of a pain to work with. Thicker material like mentioned doesn't seem to show smaller detail as well as 16g but is nice for things that need som...
by VPT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Quick Plasmacam pricing of jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Quick Plasmacam pricing of jobs

For a quick simple figuring out of pricing I just figure out price of material used (and usually double it) and then pierces used to make the part (usually comes out to around $0.50-$1 a pierce depending on thickness). The actual cut lengths don't usually make much difference. Now obviously this doe...
by VPT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

Possibly just a simple break away wire connection for the plasma cutter trigger wire? The table should stop as well when no cutting signal is seen.
by VPT
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Compass rose
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Compass rose

Drew up this compass rose awhile ago. With one I included a hole in the center for a clock insert. Hope this works, my first of hopefully many file uploads/shares.

Compass rose.pcm
by VPT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Program Converts Fonts to Stencil Fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Re: Program Converts Fonts to Stencil Fonts

Looks like a nice program! Thanks for sharing!

Do you get options of different bridge styles?
by VPT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Slag Build Up on Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Slag Build Up on Nozzle

I remember you saying that if you have a thicker part with a lot of pierces in it you would run threw and do all the pierces then stop, change or clean the consumables and then go back and cut the parts normally. On accident while cutting some art stuff on thinner 16 gauge material with fine cut con...
by VPT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Proper Cut Direction
Replies: 9
Views: 3884

Re: Proper Cut Direction

Great post Jim! I never thought much about what direction to cut circles in. Now I am wondering, when converting to cut paths in plasmacam do they already convert in the right directions to work with hypertherm?
by VPT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: Question on muriatic acid
Replies: 33
Views: 9172

Re: Question on muriatic acid

Does white vinegar freeze? I live in WI and am trying to figure out what to do for cleaning parts.
by VPT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: RE: Want to build a low budget exhaust system
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: RE: Want to build a low budget exhaust system

Personally I have my table right by an overhead door in the shop. I have three sides sheeted off on the table and then the side facing the door I use two plain old $16 walmart box fans side by side. I open the over head door just to the top of the box fans and go to work. It was a temporary set up t...
by VPT
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: PlasmaCam
Topic: plasma cam newbie
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Re: plasma cam newbie

Finally found all the info. Sorry, disregard the previous post, I was wrong (its been awhile since I did this). You have to change the BIOS setting for the parallel port in your computer in order for plasmacam to see the computer. Here is a link to all the instructions I followed with my dell and go...

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