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by Steambike
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

That would be an interesting alternate to muriatic, so thanks for that, but I think i'll stick with mechanical methods for now......i'm going to try the needle scaler for some bits too! I will post some pics of my cuts, it dawns on me that I don't know how much dross is too much....maybe it's accept...
by Steambike
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 9
Views: 666

So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

I am wondering how you guys clean & prep your pieces for paint / powder / whatever you finish with....... So far I have been using a "flap" disc on my grinder which works ok but doesn't leave a nice finish, i tried wire wheels and the finish is better and it's quicker but the resultant...
by Steambike
Sun May 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Powermax 45 xp test.......

Thats great advice:)
I just installed a switch and LED so I can turn off the outputs from the Proma for height control to test each piece.......progress is being made :P
by Steambike
Sat May 06, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to create and use DXF files, Jason Henry instructional videos
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Learning to create and use DXF files, Jason Henry instructional videos

Hi guys, Just wanted to let you all know that Jason Henry (of Cncdxffiles fame) is considering setting up some videos showing us how to use either Adobe Illustrator , Corel draw, Inkscape or " "other"......... He is carrying out a poll on his Facebook page to help decide which platfor...
by Steambike
Wed May 03, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Powermax 45 xp test.......

And hopefully, the bears.....
by Steambike
Wed May 03, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Powermax 45 xp test.......

Soooo.........I followed your advice Jim (& Dave) and ad-libbed a bit and ended up with the stuff below, the car and dog are both stuff I cut with my old set up too for direct comparison (these are 14 gauge mild steel) the moose is also 14g, those are roughly cleaned up........the car has Tremcl...
by Steambike
Tue May 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Powermax 45 xp test.......

That is more or less the direction I was heading in, but you cleared a ton of stuff up in my mind ready for today, so thanks yet again! So really just one more big question...... As I am trying to mimic the operation of a more sophisticated THC I have built my own ohmic sensing setup which does touc...
by Steambike
Mon May 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Powermax 45 xp test.......

Perfect, thank you again Jim, I walked away tonight as I was confusing myself, but as I have a couple of days off to get everything sorted I will be pushing on again in the morning:) I know there is an anomoly somewhere ( most likely in the THC) but without reading the raw voltage from the 45XP I ha...
by Steambike
Mon May 01, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 45 xp test.......
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Powermax 45 xp test.......

So i'll keep it short this time, can I / how can I test the running output voltage on my new Powermax XP45 without destroying my meter / scope?? Why?, well my test meter and Proma thc are both showing between 80-90 volts while cutting ( measured and calculated off of the 50:1 output from the 45 XP a...
by Steambike
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut

I have a Proma as well, and mine is also tied into my computer BOB, But (just thinking out loud) if you set the z axis where you want it height wise and then disconnect the up and down wires from the screw terminals on the Proma ( or the common wire), the Proma is essentially a pair of relays, 1 com...
by Steambike
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Yeehaa, getting a new Powermax 45xp, any set up tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Yeehaa, getting a new Powermax 45xp, any set up tips?

Metricar & Marty, thanks so much guys:) Marty, actually no i'd never heard of excersising the machine before (a few times I figured it needed exorcising though lol), and that and the testing sounds like a great idea, photos & notes is a given for me after all the setup work with the original...
by Steambike
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Yeehaa, getting a new Powermax 45xp, any set up tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Yeehaa, getting a new Powermax 45xp, any set up tips?

So after a year + fighting with a scratch start Chinese import plasma machine (with some ok results, considering... & loads of frustration and scrapped steel) I have been given the green light to get a new machine, rather than going mid point I'm going from the bottom of the barrel to the "...
by Steambike
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sealing up holes in a water tray
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Sealing up holes in a water tray

Hi Simko, please let us know how it works for you......i have a concealed 4' long seam & a drain close by and a leak I haven't yet been able to accurately locate:( I bought some "leak sealer" in a spray can (home depot too) but i don't feel that it is the best way to fix my leak so hav...
by Steambike
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

Thanks Dennis, I will look into some of those options for the CC cleaner and turning back the clock if I need to once this 30 days is expired (watch this space), meantime I will work on one of the other Cad packages (I didn't find anything similar to "sketch" in Deltacad, and asked I buddy...
by Steambike
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

:shock: Update, well kinda! Ok, having tried several different options I loaded an older laptop with Sketchup 2016, and added in the plugin for file conversion (which SHOULD work when the 30 day free trial is over, but is inactive now, which disturbs me......) I can now save my previous work as Sket...
by Steambike
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

Running Windows 10-64bit.....,,why? I'm currently about to try and load an older laptop with Sketchup 2015 or 16, then hopefully I can just leave it there and all me and use the plugin.......I did try reloading 17 onto the original computer, but it found the original and stopped the new demo period:...
by Steambike
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

Thanks "Old Iron", to be honest that link is the one that got me started into thinking that Sketchup (alongside Deltacad) was going to be the answer for me (that is why I wasn't worried about the demo licence expiring, just download the plugin and straight back at her, :) right?:).......as...
by Steambike
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

Thanks for the replies, i have just checked and no I have no option to save as a pdf file from Sketchup, going to start looking into the blender
Option later tonight or tomorrow.......
by Steambike
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Sketchup make 2017 to dxf conversion, please help!!

Hey guys, please help if you can, sorry for asking again! I have spent a large chunk of time working on designs in "sketchup make 2017" (pro demo version) and cut a few pieces with not bad results (which has been great), I have a fairly good silhouette of a cafe racer I drew from scratch w...
by Steambike
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 23
Views: 3700

Re: New toy

Looks awesome, thats going to be my next project for my table too, i made provisions in the build for the extra axis, drive, motor, psu etc, but hadn't even started to figure out how to do it yet, acourtjester to the rescue again........thanks Tom, there may very well be questions!
by Steambike
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Dodge Magnum
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Dodge Magnum

Awesome:) thankyou!!
by Steambike
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Dodge Magnum
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Dodge Magnum

Sorry, been away for a while so just catching up......Larry, I would be looking for an '06 ideally, but any year would be great, I can get a picture if it would be of use? The one shown above by Hemichaeger is great and I'll likely try and simplify and cut it, watch for pics if it works! (thank you ...
by Steambike
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Win my Complete Collection - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!!
Replies: 121
Views: 9411

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

IMG_0219.JPG IMG_0218.JPG Well, I haven't yet made anything as awesome as some of these guys, but here's a couple of shots of my table, planned and researched for a couple of years and started in January this year, lots of design on the fly work, and issues with the plasma machine too, but with the...
by Steambike
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Any advice on creating silhouettes to cut out please?
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Any advice on creating silhouettes to cut out please?

Awesome, thanks guys :) (This may appear twice, thought I had posted but didn't show up?) anyhoo, 2 other related questions then so I don't mess up....., 1) using my own photos bypasses any issues with the copyrights, right? 2) when posting am I able to use the manufacturers name / model in the titl...

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