What do you do while the CNC is running?

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What do you do while the CNC is running?

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What do you do while the CNC machine is running?

Here is one of my projects:
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Post by TReischl »

Nothing as interesting as that.

Sometimes I nap (being old lets you do that)

Other times Murphy over there decides we need to play.

Clean up shop.

Do odd things in the shop to make it more fun.

Drink coffee.

Drink coke.

Snooze.

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Setup or check on 3D Printer projects
Nap
Check on Vectric Forum
Setup next CNC project
Nap
Drink Coffee
Eat
Nap
Sand/Paint a project...
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Post by Xxray »

Walk the dogs, go out metal detecting.
I know some guys don't but I often walk away from the machine for hours at a time, to me thats half the beauty of it, doing something productive in an automated fashion.

While this was cutting today went out and found a large cent from 1835 !
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I have a WiFi camera with pan and zoom pointed at my CNC so I maybe away from mine, but I can check on it with my phone or computer anytime...
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I usually pray and hope nothing goes wrong with the project, other times I may plan the next project. :roll:

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Mow the grass, go to the store for more supplies, sit and visit with the neighbor, drink a beer
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Post by rtibbs »

naijin wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:22 am
I usually pray and hope nothing goes wrong with the project, other times I may plan the next project. :roll:
+1
I need to get a life :mrgreen:

Pockets, do you have a remote E-stop on your IPhone :shock:

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I try to have other work to do in the shop;another project, complete finishing steps in the bot project, listen to something on the radio, have lunch. I don't feel OK leaving the shop for very long when the bot is running.

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Post by Tex_Lawrence »

Rcnewcomb wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 am
Here is one of my projects:
Very interesting clamping jig you're using. Are those plastic tubes or metal?

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Post by Jim_in_PA »

This is actually a very good question because we all have to be "in da house" while our "computer controlled shop assistants" are busy cutting out nice things. I personally work on other projects, other assemblies for the same project, other guitar builds (I do electrics as a hobby), do shop cleaning/organization, check online forums, eat lunch at my main bench, etc... Honestly, working multiple projects at one time is kinda nice because it cuts down on some of the rush which in turn, increases quality and accuracy.

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Not to go off topic, but maybe Highpockets May consider plugging controller into WiFi outlet for his E stop 🛑
I may look into this 🤓
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Play with my dogs.

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Post by Leo »

Sometimes:

just watch it.
internet
Forums
work on another project
Laser engraving
Paint
sand
Cut grass
watch TV
clean shop
Imagine the Possibilities of a Creative mind

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We can tell Leo is not a real "old guy" yet, notice he did not mention a nap? :wink:
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