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    Guitar design

    The initial designs were from a grant through guitarbuilding.org, backed by the National Science Foundation. That was about two years ago and we now have altered many of the previous designs to...
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    We do quite a few solid body guitars in my High...

    We do quite a few solid body guitars in my High School classes. Somewhere around 50 each school year. Bodies and necks are machined in house on our Shopbot. Here's a couple links to our website...
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    We ended up going with the suggestion that Steve...

    We ended up going with the suggestion that Steve just made (changing it in the material setup options panel). Worked just fine.

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    We have a 5 axis in our shop and we use Autodesk...

    We have a 5 axis in our shop and we use Autodesk Inventor HSM Pro (free for educational use for now). This allows us to run continuous 5 axis toolpaths. My understanding is that Solidworks may...
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    Changing safe z in VC (temporarily)

    We recently took delivery on a new Desktop Max and are trying to run some rocking chair parts. One difficulty is that we barely have enough z-height to drill alignment holes. Default safe z height...
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    Thanks Russ. I'll keep you posted on any...

    Thanks Russ. I'll keep you posted on any progress.
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    I am currently putting a bug in the ears of...

    I am currently putting a bug in the ears of Shopbot to hold a class here at my school over the summer of 2017. We have attended the class in Port Townsend for two summers now (digital design taught...
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    Saving toolpaths with speed control

    Probable should have asked this question a while ago but... Need to save files with speed control (spindle). Does the following seem like the correct choice of post processors (we work in inches)?...
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    Thank you Gary, I'll give this a shot.

    Thank you Gary, I'll give this a shot.
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    They are all dxf files. So, I am assuming I need...

    They are all dxf files. So, I am assuming I need to set VCarve to work in metric? Any changes need to be made with sb3 software?
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    Switching from Imperial to metric

    Does anybody know if it is possible to move between imperial and metric measurements within VCarve and the Shopbot? We have the files for a project that is in metric but we currently are set up for...
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    What a difference a new day makes. I got in to...

    What a difference a new day makes. I got in to work this morning and started the spindle control program and I was able to change speeds by entering new values. When I took a look at the rpm...
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    I'll give your suggestions a shot as soon as I...

    I'll give your suggestions a shot as soon as I get back to work. Thank you Scott!
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    As if I didn't sound ignorant enough, I cannot...

    As if I didn't sound ignorant enough, I cannot notice a rpm change when running the spindle warm up routine either. Unless it is such a subtle variation in pitch...can't imagine that it cannot be...
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    Unable to change spindle speed

    Spindle speed is not changing on our PRS Standard with 2.2 hp spindle. The only post processor options we have in VCarve Pro are what you see below. I searched through the forums here and somebody...
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    Wow, just when you think you have it licked. It...

    Wow, just when you think you have it licked. It was running smoothly when I got in this morning and fired it up. After several more movements in all axes (setting a new xy zero for a project) it...
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    Scott, As are so many other unexplainable...

    Scott,

    As are so many other unexplainable things in this world, after avoiding the shop all weekend I come back in this morning and wander out to get the packet number you requested (13.0 by the...
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    No, doesn't sound like that at all. So hard to...

    No, doesn't sound like that at all. So hard to describe but if I were to try....sort of like every third tooth of a pinion missing during movement. Probably a terribly lame description but it's all...
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    Kyle, I will see if I can't figure out how to...

    Kyle,
    I will see if I can't figure out how to post a video of the issue over the weekend. I realize how much this could benefit my request for help. The sound of our issue will really tell the...
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    Scott, I'll check the packet ET tomorrow when I...

    Scott,
    I'll check the packet ET tomorrow when I go in (not sure what that is but ill follow your instructions).
    All issues are in the complete range of movement and not isolated to a particular...
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    A couple more things I neglected to mention. ...

    A couple more things I neglected to mention. When we shut the machine down and move the x and y axes by hand they are smooth as can be. Checked that the frame / base is still square and it's...
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    Rough movement in the x y and z axis

    4 month old PRS Standard 96 x 48 with spindle in a High School shop environment. Very few issues until today when we moved the z axis (either + or -) and had some not too deadly chattering /...
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