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    Looks like that's working swimmingly well. The...

    Looks like that's working swimmingly well. The foam cutting is something you don't immediately think of for a laser use.
    Well done!
    jeff
  2. Thread: x stepper motor

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    Now there's an idea I've not considered before,...

    Now there's an idea I've not considered before, makes perfect sense. I've always adhered to the 45degree angle raster, but boy, does that completely go against the logic of this statement. Indeed,...
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    How much sanding?

    Cowboy,
    How much sanding has been done on the last few images you've posted?
    Reason I ask is because what you're pointing out as a "problem" with your carvings is what I've grown to...
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    Two choices: shallower depth of cut or pick a...

    Two choices: shallower depth of cut or pick a different bit with a more acute angle, like an 18 degree.

    jeff
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    I'd go past software and post processors. Looks...

    I'd go past software and post processors.
    Looks mechanical, as in loose spindle mount, Z car wheels.
    When was last time pinions were replaced and drive motors snugged up?

    jeff
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    Guess I'm just spoiled, coming from an age where...

    Guess I'm just spoiled, coming from an age where you purchased something and it was then yours.
    This movement toward "subscription" service for everything in sight is very disturbing to me. When I...
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    Richard, You really got my attention, as I am...

    Richard,
    You really got my attention, as I am considering upgrading to Aspire as well. I just logged in, no problems.
    Question: Did you buy your Vectric product direct, or through Shopbot? In the...
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    Sounds like your implying that SB's supplier has...

    Sounds like your implying that SB's supplier has changed, or altered quality of pinions...
    Are we all expected to go through an hour of re-machining pinions as such going forward, or is this just a...
  9. Thread: Vacuum Opinion

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    I've been running the black box for over 6 years...

    I've been running the black box for over 6 years now. Almost never turn on motors 3&4. I mean, like NEVER.
    So - after all these years as a professional furniture/cabinet maker, I've not burned out...
  10. As an avid veneering enthusiast, I've got a...

    As an avid veneering enthusiast, I've got a venturi style, automated pump from vacupress that I've run for years. If interested in veneering as well, I'd highly recommend. Unless you're evacuating a...
  11. Thank you, Steve. I just may take a second look...

    Thank you, Steve. I just may take a second look at buying a bit and trying this method. Excellent article on this methodology!

    Jeff
  12. Honestly, not trying to be a wise @ss, just...

    Honestly, not trying to be a wise @ss, just saying,
    Any time I want a miter fold, including 2 projects this week, I cut parts on the shopbot, then march over to the table saw, do some test cuts,...
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    Reference material for machine tightening

    Anyone able to direct me towards info regarding optimizing table tightness for higher speed performance?
    I'm certain I'm just missing a thread here somewhere.

    Shifting into higher gear, meaning...
  14. Thread: Rack Scraper

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    And for those of us without 3D printers, they can...

    And for those of us without 3D printers, they can be had for the incredibly low price of...?;)


    Jeff
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    Classy! I love the deep black that still carries...

    Classy!
    I love the deep black that still carries wood grain pattern.

    jeff
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    Dave, I've considered Mozaik also. It was...

    Dave,
    I've considered Mozaik also. It was noted on another forum that it is not exactly Sketchup - they stated you do a coarse draft in Mozaik, export to sketchup to dress for presentation,...
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    Cabinet Sense OR CabWriter?

    Don,
    I've got the reverse circumstances - tried ecabs long ago, found it incredibly tedious to learn, so I've stuck with Sketchup. Just getting to a point where cabinetry has become a much larger...
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    CabWriter Pro software?

    Anyone try this system?

    http://www.cabwritersoftware.com/cabwriter-pro/

    Utilizes all 3 components I already do:
    Sketchup
    Cutlist Plus fx
    Vectric VCPro

    What appeals most to me is the flow...
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    Rick, Thanks for info. I actually bounced...

    Rick,
    Thanks for info. I actually bounced back to Garyb's post on page one. Thought it was crazy, but just ran a sample of MDF at his settings (9.1ips, 14,400 rpm, .375 compression bit). Damn! I...
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    I would dearly love to see that - I mistakenly...

    I would dearly love to see that - I mistakenly ran a 1/4" bit in one pass through MDF and the result was a horribly jagged cut, like I was attempting to cut a straight line with a jig saw. Turns out...
  21. Thread: Complete Shutdown

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    My previous set up was exactly as you describe,...

    My previous set up was exactly as you describe, PLUS I had a dedicated 6-8 gauge ground wire on leg of the shopbot's frame. I had lost communication issues regularly at this time of year.

    New...
  22. Thread: Complete Shutdown

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    x2 what Don said. Call shopbot. Meanwhile,...

    x2 what Don said. Call shopbot.
    Meanwhile, congratulations, you've eliminated the PC from the list of culprits.

    Another note: I have a laptop that now shuts off completely out of the blue....
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    Eric, That's precisely what I am using, thanks...

    Eric,
    That's precisely what I am using, thanks to Gary's shared work from years ago. Have made hundreds of drawers this way, and is my favorite of all methods I've tried.
    Setup is no big deal for a...
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    Scott, Good points. I stopped investigating...

    Scott,
    Good points. I stopped investigating that option when he opened by stating, it is strictly for hobby work, not professional shops. However, I will go back and investigate despite his...
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    Dedicated CNC joinery machine?

    Have done a cursory web search on this - not much found, other than DIY palm router inventions.

    What I have: PRSAlpha 9660 2.2HP spindle. Very happy with dovetail, mortise /tenon joinery...
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