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Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:18 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi t-winks thanks for the info i need all the help i can get at th minute do you ever have one of those weeks when all anybody wants is quotes and you can't get around to the work that is actually being paid for. I am looking forward to my first attempt at engraving the brass thanks to all the info ...

Sat May 31, 2003 2:24 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

No problem with the oil just remember that it must be pure there are loads on the market that say pure tung oil but they are mixed with nasties and these will leave a white clouded effect on the sign and cause spotting. Prices for the signs are cheap but they are a real easy job for me and the profi...

Sat May 31, 2003 11:37 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Yeah still playing about with the guitar parts that's what i set up in business to do but everything else took over and i don't have as much time to produce them now.I run the business on my own except for a receptionist and i am split in two as it is :roll: You can see acouple of standard bodies i ...

Fri May 30, 2003 10:41 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi Rab I found that running a job in reverse can give a cleaner cut aswell some times. I wish i had the brains to start writing plugins for my software espescially optimization of g code every thing that i have used wastes so much time travelling around when it doesn't need to. I have a mate that us...

Fri May 30, 2003 12:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 6

Views: 1549

Hi Darryl
and welcome you have come to the right place for info this group have helped me every time i had a question.And good luck where there's a will ther's a way. :wink:

Thu May 29, 2003 11:47 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

I could set up another business for eighteen thousand (!)

Thu May 29, 2003 11:33 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi Rob set up a page with the job details on it materials required etc. but without any contact info then just tell them for annual fee that they only have access to our e-mail then send us the quotes that way they have no idea who else is bidding for the job and they can't get in to my product is b...

Thu May 29, 2003 11:22 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Artcam is cool software Fozzy Delcam have put years of work into it. If it's the same one i am thinking of and the full version i would not pay £4/5000 for it as most of it you will never need if you buy the full package . I am not sure but i think they do moduals that work out a lot cheaper.There a...

Thu May 29, 2003 10:41 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Tha's it (-) start a suppliers page Rob affiliate them all at £50 squid a year and tell them to bid on our jobs . That will get the materials price down :wink: .IF it works i want commision though :wink:

Thu May 29, 2003 10:00 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Thanks Rob It's a bit different from the house name plates in hardwood that i do but still the same general idea. Sounds a bit more time consuming though i just splash the paint on the hardwood then once dried i plane the excess off to leave a top finish, quick and easy. I had a brass plaque made by...

Thu May 29, 2003 9:43 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi Rob I sent you a mail today regarding the software that i use as i am having major hick ups with being logged out everytime i try to do anything. But at the moment, and being on a different comp it seems i can post. So just incase i use Rhino software that handles just abut everything in 3-D. Not...

Thu May 29, 2003 9:08 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi Simon I don't know about the coolant but evry one seems to think you need it to stop burring on poor quality brass.Clamping is not a problem as i have vac bed that sticks anything down.What type of cutters do you use, i have to use 0.5mm cutters on a few things.Speed of 500mm per min is cool . Th...

Thu May 29, 2003 7:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello to all

Replies: 9

Views: 1946

Hi Ian and welcome to the group :P

Thu May 29, 2003 7:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello!!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 2186

Hi Jason welcome to the group.Your right it is the only place where people help out instead of keeping everything hush hush.

Wed May 28, 2003 10:28 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Thanks Rob I will check out Tremar over the next few days. I have done engraved signs in layered laminates but i wasn't sure if there were brass ones. Axyz could well get a call from me. I have had a couple of problems to sort out with the cnc and in the end had to sort some of them out myself.Rangi...

Wed May 28, 2003 7:56 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

Hi Rob I am using a small Pacer Cadet at the moment for the engraving. I know that i have to use a coolant when engraving brass and at what feed and plunge rates to use. What i am thinking of doing is the brass plaques as i have been asked for a couple recently. But i have no idea if there is a cert...

Wed May 28, 2003 6:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Disability Act - Signage in Braille

Replies: 14

Views: 2969

I am with you Martin speaking as a disabled person. (but not blind)I think braille should be used where ever possible. As with everything else in life there will be people who really do care and will make every effort to ensure that the signs not only conform but they are designed and placed correct...

Wed May 28, 2003 6:23 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: need some advice on engraving brass please?

Replies: 30

Views: 12231

need some advice on engraving brass please?

At the moment i work mainly with perspex,acrylic, Foamex, timber and so on with the engraving side of things but not yet engraved Brass. Can anybody through some do's and don'ts at me .And maybe a supplier for the brass. Thanks in advance :wink:

Wed May 28, 2003 6:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi to everyone

Replies: 9

Views: 1803

Hello Martin
And welcome to the group :wink:

Sun May 18, 2003 3:06 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EPS to DXF Software help

Replies: 5

Views: 2683

Hi Brian Thanks i will check Signlab and Corel out in the morning. The simple solution is to teach my client how to use his own software but it's one of those the old dog does not want to learn new tricks.It's only a matter of saving his files in dxf instead of eps but he won't be moved EPS rules in...

Sun May 18, 2003 11:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi, its great to join you all.

Replies: 6

Views: 1401

Hi Simon

Know what you mean about machining stone. That's whole new ball game to itself and extra kit with the water beds. Me thinks i will stick with wood and laminates for now :wink:

Sat May 17, 2003 11:31 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EPS to DXF Software help

Replies: 5

Views: 2683

Hi Neil
Thanks for the offer and info. This client is a regular but i don't have work at the minute from him. I just wanted to check some software out before the next episode. If i don't get sorted for the next lot of work i will give you a shout if that's Ok Thank you.

Sat May 17, 2003 10:26 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EPS to DXF Software help

Replies: 5

Views: 2683

EPS to DXF Software help

Hi Can anyone recomend a software package that can read and convert eps files to dxf files. I have a client that can send a dxf file but he insists on using eps. This is driving me nuts as my software does not read eps so have to go to his place of work which is local thank god and send the files my...

Sat May 17, 2003 9:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi, its great to join you all.

Replies: 6

Views: 1401

Hello and welcome How come every one has a bigger router than me :cry: .I will be watching your posts with interest as i am new to the routing game and need to learn as much as possible. I did the mad thing and started cnc routing with no experience and have learned with each job that comes in. I am...

Thu May 15, 2003 8:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pastures new

Replies: 9

Views: 1851

Hi Lynn and welcome, i am new to the group myself but every body will make you feel at home. All you have to do is ask and everyone will help if they can. :P

Mon May 12, 2003 9:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Thank you for the info Mike i will see how things pan out over the next few weeks. But i can see your point about blowing them over the table. I was wondering about burnt fingers.

Sun May 11, 2003 10:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Trading Format

Replies: 15

Views: 2889

I am a limited company and i agree with a great deal above and you can pay yourself dividends as well as your paye. But like Johnchilds has said look after your pension and don't let it drop below minimum payments required.I am lucky and have a brilliant tax man who also doubles as an account at tim...

Sun May 11, 2003 8:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Hello Mike

Thanks for the offer is there any minimum size of product that you can polish. I only ask this because i have to make 12.5mm cubes for some orders and there are hundreds of them.

Sat May 10, 2003 9:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Thanks for the welcome Pioneer
That's the problem with us Welsh we keep multiplying :wink: I never knew there were so many and i tried to research how many sign makers there were in Wales. I think they were all SAS trained :P

Sat May 10, 2003 8:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Thankyou Rob If i have to hold it steady i better put the beer away :wink: Well after a few more maybe :o .Like i say these products a smooth sanded to an opaque finish at the moment which the customer is happy with but this takes time. If i can give a smooth finish which saves me time then i will b...

Sat May 10, 2003 8:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My first attempt at a website Please comment

Replies: 6

Views: 1589

Hi Paddy The problem with web sites is how do you tell everyone everything that you do and keep it simple and interesting . I have over 9000 products in my data base most of these are the same products but different sizes etc. and you can't put up a pic and discription for everything.More power to y...

Sat May 10, 2003 8:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Hi Rob I wondered if this was possible but everything i have read up on says that temperatures need to be around2,700 2,900 degrees celcius with a very narrow flame. I have also tried to find someone with an oxy tank to mix an oxidising flame and try that. I use my 24'' circular saw blade to cut my ...

Sat May 10, 2003 4:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Hi Simon i have seen the flame polishers for around £900 new but this just isn't viable at the moment being a new company and all.I thought if i could find someone with a polisher or maybe a used one for sale then i might be interested.My customer is happy with the product but it takes a while to sa...

Sat May 10, 2003 3:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Replies: 13

Views: 2365

Flame Polishing Cast Acrylic

Hi Has anyone tried flame poishing cast acrylic or know of anyone who does it. I have orders 300/500 cast acrylic blocks to make most months but i wanted to get them flame polished to raise the quality. I am also interested for polishing clear cast acrylic letters 20mm and 40mm thick.Any info would ...

Sat May 10, 2003 2:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Sorry for putting hello Rightsigns i missed your name. So Hello Phill :oops:

Sat May 10, 2003 2:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Hello Rightsigns I am playing about with the guitars mainly electric but i had to suspend most of the work because the business led me in this direction. But i am not complaining. I have a more variety now, working with sign manufacturers and craft companies. I make flat cut lettering with the cnc i...

Sat May 10, 2003 10:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Thanks Martin
I will be asking many silly questions i bet but i must admit everyone makes you feel at easy on this site so i am looking forward to getting to know everyone. And hopefully i might be able to be of some assistance myself.

Sat May 10, 2003 9:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Good morning Martin You should come and visit this place is surrounded by animals. My unit is near a river and it's like a nature reserve down here there are Peacoks, ducks, geese, chickens, horses, squirrels and so on. A great place to work but the dawn chorous can be a little noisy. Cheers for the...

Fri May 09, 2003 10:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Hello mike

Thanks for the wellcome i hope to get to know everyone in time i think this is the best resource for advice i have come across in long while. Mind you i never expected to meet ex-exotic dancers here :wink:

Fri May 09, 2003 10:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gloss finish acrylic

Replies: 9

Views: 1858

Acrylic Supplier

Hello Stuart
I use A I Laminates for my acrylic they are the best price i can find and very helpfull. Ask for Phil Gerish he sorts out most of my supply problems.

Contact details for AI International Laminates
Tel: 0161-834 0150
Fax: 0161-834 0159

Fri May 09, 2003 8:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Thanks Rob
I am sure i will be asking a lot of question as time goes by. I never intended to start a business providing to the sign or craft trade i was going to make guitars but i got hijacked and had to start learning fast.

Cheers :wink:

Fri May 09, 2003 7:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello

Replies: 14

Views: 2463

Just saying hello

Hello to every body on the group, thought i would introduce myself . My name is Ken and i run a small company in Wrexham North Wales using a CNC router and saw mill machinery. I work with a lot of sign manufacturers and the craft industries within the UK. I have only been running for the last eight ...

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