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by AndrewMawson
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Selling someone elses design
Replies: 38
Views: 2295

Re: Selling someone elses design

Nonsense !

A DXF or a JPG are just different ways of representing something - they both boil down to a bag of bits and bytes and how a design is represented matters not a jot when it comes to copying.
by AndrewMawson
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: What font is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: What font is this?

Loads of font search engines on the web - this is just the first I found with Google:

https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator
by AndrewMawson
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: CNC ready Hypertherm Powermax 30xp
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: CNC ready Hypertherm Powermax 30xp

Some clue as to where in the Universe you are might make things easier for any potential purchaser - remember that there are contributors from all around the world :)
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: 825

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: 825

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: 312

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: 6880

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: 378

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: 418

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: 418

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: 418

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: 429

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: 429

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: 713

Re: What is the name of this part?

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


Oldham-Coupling.jpg
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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: 1706

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: 840

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: 963

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: 963

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: 539

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: 861

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: 861

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: 1251

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: 325

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...

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