ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby mezalick » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:08 pm

For those planning on attending, and even those who can't make it..... could you please send in some pictures of your work.
I would like to put together a bit of some background video,,,just to keep things from getting boring...LOL
I think it would be a great benefit to all to see the vast array of talent there is out there.

Please send in your pics to mm@mezalick.com

Thanks for your participation in this event...

Number 10 and Counting...


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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby IslaWW » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:02 am

We are looking to see if we can put together a collection of small CNC machines at this Vectric gathering. We are not that familiar with many of these popular brands, so we are asking for a little help.

If your machine brand distributes Vectric software with its products, lobby them to send a machine with a tech that can do some tradeshow type demos. Especially nice if they can bring a rotary axis. The machine vendors will not be charged for the booth space, which is limited.

How about a collection of small CNC woodworking machines side by side? Anyone interested?
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby mezalick » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:51 pm

Yes Folks..Gary is correct...
We are looking for a nice showing of different CNC machine at Jim's camp.
We do have a few brave souls who are willing to show their machine to any and all that are interested.
So, If you are a manufacture or know of some machine that you would like to see, let us know.
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby Dale1944 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:09 am

Have you talked to Jay Johnson of J.Tech Photonics? Beki is doing something on hybrid / laser which seems to confirm what I heard at Las Vegas that 9.5 would include support for laser. As many know, Jay was at Las Vegas and did a presentation there.
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby mezalick » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:33 am

Dale1944 wrote:Have you talked to Jay Johnson of J.Tech Photonics? Beki is doing something on hybrid / laser which seems to confirm what I heard at Las Vegas that 9.5 would include support for laser. As many know, Jay was at Las Vegas and did a presentation there.


Good suggestion Dale,
Thanks, we'll look into it..
I'm still looking for pictures of work that can be used as a "slideshow"....
Please send to mm@mezalick.com

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby cabnet636 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:12 pm

Shopbot is sending machines, CAMaster as well, Axiom is on board !!

camp is filling nicely,
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby cabnet636 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:24 pm

Camp is closing to full, if you want to attend do not wait too long,, Brady watson is now on Board to speak, Ranndall will cover the rotary and the sometimes asked is this good for new vectric or VCP end users , the answer is yes.

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby scubanimal » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:57 pm

Question for those who live in the area or have attended a few of these...... This being my first time, I'd like to know what is traffic like in the morning? Trying to decide which area to pick a hotel to stay at. While most of the hotels appear to be a fairly short distance, the suggested routes hint that traffic could be a consideration. So I thought I would ask. Which area is better to avoid a slow commute to Mcgrews ?

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby Barry Anderson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:10 pm

Good morning sir. As someone that has lived in the area all my life, traffic is congested during the morning and afternoon commutes with so many folks coming into town for work and going home. There are some hotels in the downtown area that would give you a pretty straight shot going to Jim's. They may be a little pricey. There are some along I-20 that would probably be a little more economical and not too bad on traffic. @2 that I looked up to give you an idea are:
Sleep Inn
1901 Rockland Rd.
Columbia, SC 800-508-7824

Comfort Inn
911 Bush River Rd,
Columbia, SC 803-798-5101

Both of these offer easy access to I-20, which takes you to North Main, straight to Jim's shop. 15 - 20 minutes tops.

Hope this helps.

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby scubanimal » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:22 pm

Thank you very much Barry, yes, downtown looked like a straight shot, but morning commute concerned me. Living in So Cal, I'm reminded everyday, how location and direction are wise to know. Thanks again!
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby Barry Anderson » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 am

You are welcome. I went to the last one and enjoyed it. 45 minutes from home. I'm not going to be able to attend this year.

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby Barry Anderson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:41 pm

While returning from a doctor visit with my son I passed a sign advertising a Super 8 motel. It is much closer to McGrew's.
Super 8
5719 Fairfield Rd.
Columbia, SC
844-205-9978
It is one exit away from the North Main exit, should be 15 minutes or less, even in the morning traffic.

Hope this helps someone.

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby PATRICKCUES » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:41 am

Hello

I am.not able to attend. Maybe next year.
I sure would love some help with rotary indexing.
Anyone that is willing to help it would be much appreciated .

Thank you

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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby cabnet636 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:53 am

We have some seats left but not many, looking forward to this one !!
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Re: ASPIRE CAMP 2018 AT MCGREWS

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:29 am

I sure would love some help with rotary indexing.
Anyone that is willing to help it would be much appreciated .

After the camp I will post my part of the rotary presentation along with some example files.
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