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by sphurley
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: powermax 85 on 1" quality?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: powermax 85 on 1" quality?

Jim Colt will be the best to answer this but here is my two cents. You will need to make sure your shop power is up to the task. Cutting 1" will lower the duty cycle to 50% or so as you are taking about 12,000watt cutting power. This will be pulling about 60amps off your AC panel. The large 85a...
by sphurley
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: 23 inch Welsh Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: 23 inch Welsh Dragon

WelshDragon.dxf
Try this, not a big fan of DXF thou.
by sphurley
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table
Replies: 53
Views: 3061

Re: Rod's Spaceship Scratch Built Plasma Table

The divider needs some noise filtering in it or you will get false voltage readings. It should also include some surge protection for your low voltage equipment.
by sphurley
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Sheetcam double cut in different directions - help?

Do you have lead ins or outs?
by sphurley
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Carve Help
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: V Carve Help

There should also be a scissor tool for trimming overlaps and look to edit and join open lines to help remove open vectors. You can also select all duplicates and all open to check for issues before you export them.
by sphurley
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: anyone using a Stroke sander on plasma cut pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: anyone using a Stroke sander on plasma cut pieces

www.machinerymax.com will have used ones from time to time.
by sphurley
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Carve Help
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: V Carve Help

I would reach out to Les from SheetCam. SheetCam is only the CAM program and I do see a Laguna post processor listed for Laguna in SheetCam. I'm not sure how Laguna interfaces with G-code. A normal plasma machine you tell the CAM program (Laguna may have their own) what material you are cutting, wha...
by sphurley
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Carve Help
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: V Carve Help

The Vectric web page has some good training videos. Did you get the disc with it? I have V-Carve and Aspire they are way overkill for a plasma machine. I use them for 3D routing work a lot. I use them to draw or fine tune a file and then export it to SheetCam as a SVG file. I can put lead-in and out...
by sphurley
Sun May 28, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grouping.
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Grouping.

SANDBARfix.dxf
(779.4 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
Try this
by sphurley
Sat May 13, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Pileated oodpecker
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Pileated oodpecker

woodpecker.dxf
by sphurley
Sun May 07, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: HUMMING BIRD
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: HUMMING BIRD

Jim, what did you do to the center of the flower to make it look so real?
by sphurley
Thu May 04, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build
Replies: 60
Views: 3856

Re: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build

What size compressor is on the same panel? A real 5hp should be just under 25amps. The 45XP states 32amps for 240vac at MAX output.
The XP would have to be cutting at 45amps @ 145vdc to get to that.
by sphurley
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Wall Quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Wall Quotes

Thanks
by sphurley
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Tree of Life Infinity
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Tree of Life Infinity

Image

Tree of life curly.svg
Tree of life curly.dxf
by sphurley
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: PM65 Machine Torch Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: PM65 Machine Torch Problem

Is the electrode getting stuck in the swirl ring?
Material is connected to the Plasma return cable?
by sphurley
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Cleaning up stainless and aluminum cut edges
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Cleaning up stainless and aluminum cut edges

I spray mig shield on both sides of the stainless before I cut. It helps but not perfect. Since my parts are not display pieces, we flap the sides and then into the vibrator for a uniform flat finish and burr free.
by sphurley
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the name of this part?
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: What is the name of this part?

You will need to know both in and out shaft sizes. They may or may not be the same.
by sphurley
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Need a ready to cut file made
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Need a ready to cut file made

If you look over this thread and see something you like, then there should be a starting point to get you going. Size would be one question.
I think then we can find some beach scenes to add to it.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14221&hilit=Hex+fire+pit
by sphurley
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Shop Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Shop Lighting

I changed out the metal halides at work three years ago for much the same reasons. Here is where we got them: http://www.e-conolight.com/
by sphurley
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Shop Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Shop Lighting

With my single pin lamps, you run the Hot to one end for both lamps and the neutral to the other end for both lamps.
For the four foot lamps in our garage with dual pins on each end, you run hot to one pin and neutral to the other pin on the SAME end and nothing to the other end.
by sphurley
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Shield Holes Plugging
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Shield Holes Plugging

Now work on lead in's and out's and you will be really happy.
by sphurley
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Shop Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Shop Lighting

My plasma table is at home in my workshop. When I built the shop ten years ago, lighting was one place I wanted to do right. I installed 15 double tube eight foot fluorescent fixtures. This has worked well but not great. They hum, they don't like cold/flicker. So with the new LED replacements hittin...
by sphurley
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Small shapes not completely cut. Plasma or software
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Small shapes not completely cut. Plasma or software

Make that 24/7, hard to type in the dark.

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