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by WyoGreen
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Bass

Looks like you have a pretty good handle on the dyes already!

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85

Have you changed your consumables out to new ones? A divot in the side of the hole in the nozzle will cause a bevel in just one direction.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: help understanding whats going on in cuts
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: help understanding whats going on in cuts

Hey Beefy, I think we're saying the same thing. I kinda remembered a discussion a while back, I think on drill/peck either on here or the CandCNC site, that seemed like it might fit this problem. You obviously have a much better memory than I do, thanks for saying what I meant. ;)

Steve
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: help understanding whats going on in cuts
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: help understanding whats going on in cuts

I think what's happening is the air is not flowing on the first pierce, there is a slight delay because of this, so the pierce is blowing a hole thru the thin metal, the hole gets bigger quicker in thin metal, causing the plasma cutter itself to shut off the arc. On the 2nd cut the air is still flow...
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: feed rate
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: feed rate

I'll take a wild stab at this. I'm going to assume you're cutting the hole first, and that you are rapiding from your 0 point to the hole. My thought is that the feed rate reduction might be missing from the rapid speed, so the hole would be cutting at the rapid rate. As I said, just a wild guess wi...
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bevel issue made me punch my kids in the face!
Replies: 49
Views: 963

Re: Bevel issue made me punch my kids in the face!

This has been a very interesting thread. I had completely forgotten about that O ring, and had done nothing to it for years. I have noticed a bit of a bevel on the last few parts I cut, but they were nothing critical, so I haven't taken the time to chase down the cause. So now I suppose I should do ...
by WyoGreen
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?

If I have a part small enough to fall between the slats, I use a magnet to retrieve it. No cold water, no wet hands.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Air Scribe questions
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Air Scribe questions

You might try taking it apart and see if there is any packing material, etc. in it. You are running an oil lubricator on it?

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Celtic Knot
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Celtic Knot

Nice knots, Thanks!
by WyoGreen
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cant't stay loged in
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

Re: Cant't stay loged in

I was unable to login after the admin change until I went into my cookies and cleared out the Plasmaspider cookie.
by WyoGreen
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

I converted a few months ago, and so far I like it. It's very fast, and the cuts are almost dross free. You no longer need any cut rules in Sheetcam, as the VAD (velocity anti-dive) in the CommandCNC works very well. I've had a setting change a couple of times, not sure yet if it was me or the syste...
by WyoGreen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cant't stay loged in
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

Re: Cant't stay loged in

Hey Rick, I'm using FireFox on a Linux system, and still don't seem to be having a problem. Maybe if everyone posts what browser they are using we can narrow the problem down.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cant't stay loged in
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

Re: Cant't stay loged in

Rick, I don't seem to be having any problem with staying logged in.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Win my Complete Collection - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!!
Replies: 120
Views: 5469

Re: Win my Complete Collection of Cut Ready CNC Design Work ($1000.00 value)

Here's a sign I made for a coffee roasting company over in Laramie, Wyoming.

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by WyoGreen
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape problem
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Inkscape problem

Well, I do that myself every so often, just to get my brain farts out of the way early, so the rest of the day can go smoothly. :roll:

Steve
by WyoGreen
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Not cutting square
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Not cutting square

Looking at your picture, it appears the proportions are ok, it just looks like when you change operations from the inside cuts to the outside cut, that the outside cut is offset about a 1/4" to the right. Now all we have to figure out is what would cause that offset. I sure hope sphurley's sugg...
by WyoGreen
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape problem
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Inkscape problem

I looked at all 3 drawings, and all three loaded ok, although there were duplicate vectors on all three, which sheetcam removed. When I look at your error message, it says the layer did not exist. I'm assuming you were setting up a cutting operation, and wonder if you picked the layer (Color 0). I g...
by WyoGreen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cad and dxf
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Cad and dxf

I use SolidWorks, they have a free version. You have to renew your registration every year, but other than that it works good. With that said, I rarely use it, as Corel Draw works fine for almost everything I do. I find that by typing in Square sizes and Circle diameters, along with using guide line...
by WyoGreen
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Laser Question
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Laser Question

I replace the router on my CNC router table with a laser from a digital projector, and use the same software to run it that I use to run my router. Works fine, no harder to use than my router. I did modify a Mach3 screen to run the laser. It's been a while since I set it up, so I don't remember what...
by WyoGreen
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting lines
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Cutting lines

Short answer, yes. There are many software packages available for drawing vector art (CAD), and many packages for converting the vector art to g-code (CAM) I use either inkscape or coreldraw to design my projects, and Sheetcam to convert the art to g-code for cutting. Sheetcam will allow you to put ...
by WyoGreen
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cutting Height to close
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Cutting Height to close

George, tell us about your equipment. What controller, Digital Torch Height Control?
by WyoGreen
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: grub screw issues
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: grub screw issues

I think I'd try putting a nut on that excess grub screw length. It should act like a lock nut.
by WyoGreen
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma software with Mach3
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Plasma software with Mach3

The CAD programs generate the vector files, such as .dxf or .svg. The CAM programs (such as Sheetcam) take the vector files and generate the .tap files, which contain all the information the control software like Mach3 need to cut the part out on your table. Sheetcam is actually a pretty versatile p...
by WyoGreen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma software with Mach3
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Plasma software with Mach3

Hey Dingo, as they say, there are no dumb questions. Perhaps a discussion of the whole process will help. First your part is designed in a drawing program (CAD), such as Inkscape or CorelDraw. The vector file output of that program (.svg, .dxf) is input into a program (CAM) such as Sheetcam to be pr...

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