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by tirediron
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Plasmaroute still around?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Plasmaroute still around?

I've seen an advertisement on Facebook. Maybe try that avenue. I've got an older Blaze machine that I've had for about 5 years. Just this past year I lost the hard drive on my shop computer. Sent numerous emails and finally got a response back from them. We set up an appointment and they helped me g...
by tirediron
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam error
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Sheetcam error

I've had the same error numerous times. On some drawings its just a matter of moving or deleting a node, but I did not have this issue on earlier versions of Sheetcam.
by tirediron
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: error message on sheetcam
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: error message on sheetcam

Do you use Mach3? Try closing the file in Mach3. I've had this happen to me.

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by tirediron
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Returning to 0.0
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Returning to 0.0

Thanks guys. acourtjester - everything is okay when I "process" the file from Sheetcam to Mach3. The torch will move back to the home location.

tcaudle - I will look into those drop down boxes to see if I can get the last lead out to go back to the home location.

Thanks again

G
by tirediron
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Returning to 0.0
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Returning to 0.0

Just recently I lost the motherboard to my shop computer. I am trying to get SheetCam to work and I think that I have most of the issues solved. The one issue that I am having is when I set up my cut path I do not see how to get that path to return home. For example if I am cutting a square - I assi...
by tirediron
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Request for 2nd amendment security sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Request for 2nd amendment security sign

This is my version of this sign. The pistol sticks out about 1/2 inch from the backdrop, gives it a 3d type look.
by tirediron
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: What would you charge? 16 GA
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: What would you charge? 16 GA

Using the Excel spreadsheet that I found here on PlasmaSpider and making some adjustments namely in the price of the sheet metal I would charge $21.97 for the 5 pieces. That is also an adjustment point - meaning if I cut 6 the cost would drop to $20.05. Hope this helps.

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by tirediron
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: New here - USAF Paratroopers
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: New here - USAF Paratroopers

Thank you for the file!!
by tirediron
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Wedding Project need help-Rose
Replies: 33
Views: 6273

Re: Wedding Project need help-Rose

Thanks for the files! Just out of curiosity what gauge metal are you using?

Thanks!
by tirediron
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: What metal to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: What metal to use?

If you have a metal business near you ask to see if they have drops. Drops are left over from someone who only needs a portion of a full sheet. I try to get drops as I don't really have room in my shop to store the larger pieces. Usually you can get any size gauge, that way you can experiment.


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by tirediron
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: help getting letters to an arc
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: help getting letters to an arc

Not for sure if you have CorelDraw or not, but here is something that I came up with. I don't have the dxf tool on this computer. This should get you going - -

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by tirediron
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Plates for welding leads reel
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Plates for welding leads reel

Carol - draw the smaller circle and convert to curves. Draw the larger circle and also convert to curves. Highlight the smaller circle using the pick tool and hit the "P" key. This will center that circle to the center point of your layout. Do the same with the larger circle. Highlight bot...
by tirediron
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: NE Texas Fabricator's ??
Replies: 20
Views: 2157

Re: NE Texas Fabricator's ??

Where are you located? I'm north of Ft. Worth.
by tirediron
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Pricing Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Pricing Help

One of the price structures that I use is this formula -- ((length*width)/144*20). I change the last number to reflect what I am doing for the customer. In this example I used 20 for metal that I cut and clean (remove dross, etc.), 25 if I paint and 30 if I powdercoat. So in your example it would be...
by tirediron
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Help on pricing.
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: Help on pricing.

Do a search on spreadsheet and you will find a very helpful way to charge your customers, especially those that you are doing multiple parts.
by tirediron
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: what machine?
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: what machine?

There are numerous machines in this market. I am currently running the Plasma Route 4 x 4 water table and the only issue I've had is my own fault - tip ups have slowed me down a couple of times. One call to either Steve or Nikki and the part is on the way. They are located in Ada, Okla. I actually d...
by tirediron
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: lifting clamp for metal plates
Replies: 39
Views: 7209

Re: lifting clamp for metal plates

Peter - You did answer my question! Thank you again - -
by tirediron
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: lifting clamp for metal plates
Replies: 39
Views: 7209

Re: lifting clamp for metal plates

Thank you for the file! Just a quick question - What is the size of the base piece?

Gerry
by tirediron
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Newbie here

Your best bet is to join this forum. This will allow you to download the dxf's. It will be the best $20 you will ever spend, plus you will get to download a set of files from Cascade Metal Designs. Up near the top on the right you should see a box that says Renewal. Click on Renewal and follow the i...
by tirediron
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Purchase Confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Purchase Confusion

Check out Plasma Route - they have a 4 x 4 water table. That is the one that I currently own. I've had mine almost 3 years and have not had any problems concerning the machine. I have had an issue with tip-up and I wished I had a magnetic release. One call to Nikki and the part was on the way! This ...
by tirediron
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: What would you charge to cut these?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: What would you charge to cut these?

Do a search for XL spreadsheet. You can also look in the Admin posts and find this spreadsheet. It is very handy and you can change the fields to reflect your cost of material. It will also give you cost factors when you have a large number of items.

Gerry
by tirediron
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: This has been a hot seller-Protected by 2nd Amend
Replies: 23
Views: 6166

Re: This has been a hot seller-Protected by 2nd Amend

I too have one that's just a little bit different :)
by tirediron
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: DXF File issue when saving in wireframe
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: DXF File issue when saving in wireframe

One of the things that I noticed about the drawing was the duplication of some of the lines. At the bottom of the fireman use your pick tool and move the line down and you will see the underlying line. I think this might also be caused by choosing "Convert outline to object". Don't ask me ...
by tirediron
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: material cost
Replies: 31
Views: 10156

Re: material cost

Where do you folks that are in the DFW area buy your metal? I recently bought a 4x10 piece of CR 14 gauge for $94.73 (including tax). I do the pickup on the metal so there is no delivery charge. Looking at what some of you pay for material this seems quite high, but I really don't have room to store...

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