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by plain ol Bill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: GEARS TO SHARE
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: GEARS TO SHARE

Thanks guys - Sprocketeer was what I was looking for and could not remember the name.
Dang posted in the wrong place - oh well -----
by plain ol Bill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sprocket drawing program?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Sprocket drawing program?

Hi folks - I need to make some sprockets and there is a shareware program that will draw them for you and I have forgotten it's name. Old age senility setting in yet again. Anyone remember what program that is and where to find it?
by plain ol Bill
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CNC Plasma cutting eye protection
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: CNC Plasma cutting eye protection

I have made my living welding for 60 years now and still have my eyes. When running the plasma I wear clear safety glasses and don't watch the arc much when cutting. If I hear a strange noise I will look but that is seldom. the arc is so close to the material you don't really get a good look at it a...
by plain ol Bill
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Aluminum dry box
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: Aluminum dry box

Me either - don't you just hate those proprietary file extensions. Primary reason I don't have a Plasmacam. But then everyone knows I'm just a cranky ol guy.
by plain ol Bill
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: Overcut issue or ????

I use an overcut of .200 on 1/2" and have clean cuts. I would have a .250 lead in at least and maybe a bump more if your starts are showing.
by plain ol Bill
Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Z axis problems
Replies: 36
Views: 3255

Re: Z axis problems

I have had this problem in the past until I started putting a thin piece of copper sheet between the omnic sensor and the shield ring - solved that problem then.
by plain ol Bill
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cut length help
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Cut length help

Do a job report in Sheetcam it will tell you.
by plain ol Bill
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 3/8 plate
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Hypertherm 65 3/8 plate

Check Hypertherm's specs for 3/8. I use a Hyper 1250 and get beautiful cuts with very little slag on the bottom. I use 65 Amps, pierce @ .100, cut @ .06, 41 inches per minute.
by plain ol Bill
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Cleaning up stainless and aluminum cut edges
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Cleaning up stainless and aluminum cut edges

I'm sure you know this already but DO NOT use wire wheels, flappers or grinding disc's that have been used on carbon steel on stainless unless you want rust spots.
by plain ol Bill
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: What useful features does X8 offer vs X7?
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: What useful features does X8 offer vs X7?

I upgraded from 6 to 8 and should have saved my $ until at least X9. I generally update every second issue but am not impressed w/ X8 that much and the handling of nodes just pisses me off. But then I am old and senile.
by plain ol Bill
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Secrets of Stainless...
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Secrets of Stainless...

Yeah, what Jim said if you follow the above post. The tip is CLOSE, .02 when cutting. Pierce it as close as you dare and get the torch down to cut height QUICK.
by plain ol Bill
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: USA flag
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: USA flag

OK - I gotta ask - what font is that anyway?
by plain ol Bill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: USA flag
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: USA flag

That is inspiring work - well done!
by plain ol Bill
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Still going like hotcakes...
Replies: 62
Views: 8233

Re: Still going like hotcakes...

ABMETAT - thanks for the file name, I found them! Now to rename them and put them in several places.
by plain ol Bill
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Still going like hotcakes...
Replies: 62
Views: 8233

Re: Still going like hotcakes...

Bought the monogram files from Pinterest awhile back- went to use them today and can't find them. If I could remember the file names I could find with a search. Anyone remember the file names?
by plain ol Bill
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Pop Up Christmas Tree
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Pop Up Christmas Tree

Oldsarge is one of the most talented folks that ever populated this forum and has been missed by a lot of us.
by plain ol Bill
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Black Lab Cattails Design
Replies: 21
Views: 2859

Re: Black Lab Cattails Design

Jason thanks for the file. I thought you had sold your business some time ago an were not active any longer. Guess I was wrong and don't have a clue where I got that idea from. Anyway it is good to see you posting in the Spider again.
by plain ol Bill
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Seafood
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Seafood

Played in the shop a little and thought I'd put up some pics.
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by plain ol Bill
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Salmon
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Salmon

I'm not too active anymore but I had a sheet of 16 ga. on the table the other day and decided to go fishing. Managed to catch this one.
salmon.jpg
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by plain ol Bill
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Geo Fire pit
Replies: 59
Views: 10371

Re: Geo Fire pit

Curious about how you measure pieces to make one of these, anyone want to clue me in.
by plain ol Bill
Mon May 16, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: New Shop Gate
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: New Shop Gate

Nice looking gate - wow, I hope you have a REALLY big chunk of concrete in the ground to hold that up.
by plain ol Bill
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Cheap thc for diy table
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Cheap thc for diy table

Cheap and good are far apart.
by plain ol Bill
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Senior moment - help. What software?
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Senior moment - help.

INKSCAPE - thanks guys, my senior moment has passed now.

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