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by AndrewMawson
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: A very simple Cable or Rope Reel Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: A very simple Cable or Rope Reel Holder

2 mm Zintec sheet as it was on the CNC Table at the time. Worked out very adequately stout :)
by AndrewMawson
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: A very simple Cable or Rope Reel Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 650

A very simple Cable or Rope Reel Holder

I made this this morning before breakfast to solve a problem holding a 500 metre roll of 6 mm polypropylene rope that I'm using as duct draw wires in a Tractor Shed I'm putting up Holder is about 12" / 305 mm wide and takes an 11" reel http://www.plasmaspider.com/images/PullThrough.jpg htt...
by AndrewMawson
Thu May 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creating lead-ins in AutoCAD?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Creating lead-ins in AutoCAD?

Ditch the Vicon and get Sheetcam
by AndrewMawson
Fri May 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Teepee FIRE PIT !
Replies: 66
Views: 6042

Re: Tipeee FIRE PIT !

And from the title there was me thinking is was going to be a tipping fire to dump the ash, then I realised you were talking about a TEEPEE, silly me !
by AndrewMawson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Downloaded File Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Downloaded File Problem

Bring it into Inkscape, save it as a .PNG image, then open a new file in Inkscape, import the .png image and trace it's outline. then save as a differently named .DXF
by AndrewMawson
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What is the TNG in Sheetcam
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: What is the TNG in Sheetcam

Thanks Les, the Horse's Mouth has given the definitive answer :)
by AndrewMawson
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What is the TNG in Sheetcam
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: What is the TNG in Sheetcam

Is that a known fact or a guess ?
by AndrewMawson
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What is the TNG in Sheetcam
Replies: 4
Views: 299

What is the TNG in Sheetcam

Sheetcam TNG but what does the TNG mean or stand for ?
by AndrewMawson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam Metric Toolset for Hypertherm 45 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Sheetcam Metric Toolset for Hypertherm 45 ?

Thanks SeanP, much appreciated.

Anyone else got any?
by AndrewMawson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam Metric Toolset for Hypertherm 45 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Sheetcam Metric Toolset for Hypertherm 45 ?

Can anyone help me find a Sheetcam Metric Toolset for Hypertherm 45 ?

I'm sure I down loaded one once but for the life of me cannot find it again. I can re-recreate it by typing it all in again, but it's a slog I'd much rather avoid if some kind soul can point me in the right direction
by AndrewMawson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the name of this part?
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: What is the name of this part?

Consider replacing it with an Oldham style coupling to avoid future breakages from wind up


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by AndrewMawson
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: My New Hypertherm 45 XP
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: My New Hypertherm 45 XP

Jim, how does the 45 XP differ from the straight 45 ?

(I echo the comments about Jim Colt - he's been a help to me for decades ! )
by AndrewMawson
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Q on welding issue with 14ga steel - now cleat mounting system
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: Q on welding issue with 14ga steel - now cleat mounting system

Alternative is to use a stud welder to weld short threaded studs onto your backing plate, and fix the saw tooth that way. With 18 gauge my stud welder would leave no sign on the 'fair' side that it had happened, and certainly no distortion.
by AndrewMawson
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Slat shape - pros and cons
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Best Slat shape - pros and cons

Yes I have a full set of plain ones 'ready' leaning against the wall for when needed.

I'm slightly surprised that no one has yet chirped up in favour of the pointy ones - I would welcome comments from anyone using them.
by AndrewMawson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Slat shape - pros and cons
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Best Slat shape - pros and cons

So what's the best shape for table slats? When I rebuilt my table I made the slats slightly curved - they had been straight, but they are conventional rather than the 'pointed spikey' ones I see in some designs. So what do you think is the best slat shape ? I ask as yesterday I was cutting some 6 mm...
by AndrewMawson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Has anyone had this problem
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Has anyone had this problem

Similarly I have to remember to turn my PM45 off BEFORE I close Mach3 or the torch fires !
by AndrewMawson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD/CAM software help
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: CAD/CAM software help

I have Fusion 360 loaded up and have played with it and even made parts using it's Heidenhain post processor on my TNC355 controlled mill. To be honest the vast majority of my work is 2D or at most 2.5D. Fusion 360 is very comprehensive and is developing fast. As I'm a hobbyist it's free for me - I'...
by AndrewMawson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD/CAM software help
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: CAD/CAM software help

Fusion 360?
by AndrewMawson
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Handling Heavy Plates of Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Handling Heavy Plates of Steel

Sean,

I really like that buggy / trolley. Sadly I have nothing like the acres of space that you have - oh that I had !!!
by AndrewMawson
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Round image in file changing shape when transferred???
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Round image in file changing shape when transferred???

This is one reason I like to draw or assemble images in Inkscape, and adjust so that it looks as I want it, then export it as a PNG image - THEN open a new file in Inkscape, import the PNG file, trace the bitmap outline so you get vectors, and save it as an SVG. SheetCAM is then very happy to gobble...
by AndrewMawson
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Inkscape
Topic: Can you convert a dxf to svg?
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Can you convert a dxf to svg?

Inkscape will open DXF files - on the file menu go to IMPORT and select the DXF file type from the drop down menu.

(I've just done it to prove to myself I'm not imagining it !!!!)
by AndrewMawson
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Mach 3 torch fire will not stop
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Mach 3 torch fire will not stop

M03 from the MDI line should turn the relay / torch ON

M05 from the MDI line shoul turn the torch OFF

iirc
by AndrewMawson
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Mach 3 torch fire will not stop
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Mach 3 torch fire will not stop

I believe the Torch On signal is a relay contact closure. Sounds as though the contact is permanently closed - could be the relay driver or the relay itself.

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