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by WyoGreen
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sprocket drawing program?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Sprocket drawing program?

I have used Sprocketeer to design gears and it worked very well. I haven't tried Inkscape as Acourtjester suggests, but it seems like it should work good also. I have also used the program in the link below, and it worked very well also.

https://woodgears.ca/gear/index.html

Steve
by WyoGreen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Tig Art
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Tig Art

This has nothing to do with plasma, although I'm sure several of us are welders also. I thought some of you may appreciate this art form. Certainly got me to thinking! welded_celtic_knot.jpg Celtic Knot2.jpg And a link to the artist of the 2nd picture. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/arronexus/
by WyoGreen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Self-centering vise
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: Self-centering vise

I think you are talking about a Longworth Chuck. I seem to remember a thread about that on here.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Trouble shoot THC
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Trouble shoot THC

What THC are you using?
by WyoGreen
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Looking for File- Many Cowboys
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Looking for File- Many Cowboys

I've attached a .svg version for those who are having problems opening the .dxf file.

Steve
Many Cowboys.svg
by WyoGreen
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Hello from Aus
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Hello from Aus

Welcome to Plasma Spider.
I was lucky enough to make 2 trips to Sidney when I was on leave from Vietnam. Great country and wonderful people! :D

Steve
by WyoGreen
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Battery Backup UPS Power Source
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Battery Backup UPS Power Source

You need to look up the wattages pulled by each of those 3 components and add them up to get the wattage of the UPS you need, Since your plasma cutter will be down, you just need the UPS to last long enough to safely shut down your 3 components.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Any idea why I am getting angled cuts?
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Any idea why I am getting angled cuts?

You might try rotating your torch 90 degrees and see if the angularity moves to the other 2 sides, which might tell you whether it's the torch or something else.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Battery Backup UPS Power Source
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Battery Backup UPS Power Source

My UPS has two rows of plugs, one row is a standby row, and the other row is off the battery via an inverter. So you need to pay attention to which UPS you buy.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Battery Backup UPS Power Source
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Battery Backup UPS Power Source

I've run my computer and controller from a UPS for years and had no problems at all. I set it up mainly to help filter any noise out of the AC.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Large double sided LED backlit sign from Jim Colts shop
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Large double sided LED backlit sign from Jim Colts shop

Thanks Jim, some good ideas there if I ever get to build a sign that size.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Looking for a guitar and music note
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Looking for a guitar and music note

Gamelord, I've often wished that there was a link in the files properties that referenced back to the originating author so credit could be given to them. I've got a lot of files downloaded from here that I have no idea who drew them up. If indeed you were the originating author of the guitar w note...
by WyoGreen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Looking for a guitar and music note
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Looking for a guitar and music note

Is this what you are looking for? It's a file I got off here sometime ago. It seems like there were several posts with themes like this.

Steve

Image

guitar-w-notes.dxf
by WyoGreen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Plate Markers/Air Scribes
Topic: Air scribe v s electric spindle motor
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Air scribe v s electric spindle motor

I use an air scribe. If you look close you can see the individual "dots". It takes a bit of twiddling to get the air pressures just right, and you have to have an in-line oiler to lube the scribe. Several members on here use a Dremel type tool and seem to have good luck with it. I've been ...
by WyoGreen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Shrimp Drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Shrimp Drawing

I was able to open it in Sheetcam and LibreCad, so it seems to be ok.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: M85 o ring
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: M85 o ring

This issue has been the subject of posts before. I know I found the spec's for the "O" ring either on here or in the part description on Hypertherm's web site. I then found a website that sold O rings with that spec. I ended up with 100 (minimum order) for a good price. I doubt I'll run ou...
by WyoGreen
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Interesting letter drop out bridges
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Interesting letter drop out bridges

That is a pretty neat idea. Leave it to Jim to come up with it! ;)

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: ELIMINATING NO-OFFSET HOLES
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: ELIMINATING NO-OFFSET HOLES

With that thin of material, I'd try eliminating the Pierce delay and see if that helps reduce the divot.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Favorite program for editing DXF files?
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Favorite program for editing DXF files?

It really depends on what kind of DXF's you're working with. If it's pure CAD type mechcanical drawings, you may want a AutoCad type program (there are free ones out there). If you're working with artistic type programs (which is the majority of what you'll find on here), then you can try Inkscape, ...
by WyoGreen
Sun May 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Nooby needs some hep
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Nooby needs some hep

I think your problem is your torch. I found this with a little searching: "Update: I just looked the system up. It is a high frequency start torch. The consumables look identical to Hypertherms original hand torch...the Max40, that was introduced in 1986!. I think if I was going to copy someone...
by WyoGreen
Sat May 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: End of Cut - Compressed Air Off Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: End of Cut - Compressed Air Off Delay

You might try putting a small sheet of metal at the 0,0 position to stop the splashing, or move the torch somewhere else after it goes to 0,0.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu May 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Files from here
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Files from here

Depending on the country of origin, files downloaded from here can be either in either metric or inches. So when you import them into Sheetcam, you may have to change your import scaling in the drawing options popup window.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Machine not travelling correct distance
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Machine not travelling correct distance

By my quick calculations, you are off .007" per inch. Have you tried changing your steps per inch slightly to adjust for this?

That's my best thoughts for now, Steve
by WyoGreen
Sat May 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Power max 45
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Power max 45

I wonder if your filter bowl within the machine has cracked. I've heard of such things happening.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri May 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: DXF not showing any Paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: DXF not showing any Paths?

I don't use Inkscape much, but a couple of things come to mind. Maybe the bracket and the graphics are on separate layers and are not being exported to .dxf together. Maybe there is no color on the line, or maybe there is no line at all on the bracket.

Steve

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