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    Hello Don, Thank you for your invitation,...

    Hello Don,

    Thank you for your invitation, however as much as I would love to visit, I do not believe I will be able to visit you on this trip. I am visiting family in Victoria BC in July.

    By...
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    Any Shopbotters in Victoria BC

    Any one in Victoria BC? I would love to visit and see what you do.
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    Hi Andy, I have Artcam 2015, I will have a...

    Hi Andy,

    I have Artcam 2015, I will have a look at them for you. PM me.

    David
    Sydney.
  4. Thread: Tool Numbering

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    Hi Joe, I am assuming the tool number to which...

    Hi Joe,

    I am assuming the tool number to which you refer is the number you assign in the tool toolpath, the Tool number at the bottom of the Edit Tool window. It is for an Automatic tool changer....
  5. Thread: Surfboards...

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    Over the years we have cut parts for several...

    Over the years we have cut parts for several surfboards as you describe. The most difficult part is bending the veneer around the rails and also constructing the fin boxes. If you get those right the...
  6. Thread: windows vs mac

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    Hi Pat, We have a mixed network and I use both...

    Hi Pat,

    We have a mixed network and I use both mac and windows. We have two separate networks with one mac connected to both networks, one via wireless to our server and the other computers in our...
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    Hi Robert, We have a PRT Alpha 2004 and we...

    Hi Robert,

    We have a PRT Alpha 2004 and we installed an ATC on it 4 years ago as part of a major upgrade to our Bot.

    There were quite a few gotchas in the installation including incorrect...
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    Hi Andrew, Good find. Looks like an...

    Hi Andrew,

    Good find. Looks like an interesting piece of gear.

    There are some on the forum who decry an ATC but in my humble opinion it is the best investment we have made.

    Look at the...
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    Thanks Paul, I managed to get a sample and...

    Thanks Paul,

    I managed to get a sample and have a play with it. We still have not been able to get a MSDS however. As you said it cuts with nice chips, the dust seems to be very fine, almost like...
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    Thanks Brady and Paul, In my original question...

    Thanks Brady and Paul,

    In my original question I may not have been specific enough. I asked for peoples experience with cutting and using Tool board. I am not interested in speeds and feeds, as I...
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    Hi Scot, That is the stuff, I think. Tom, ...

    Hi Scot,

    That is the stuff, I think.

    Tom,

    We have been asked to machine a model of a structure that engineers will use to test the effectiveness of their design. They have specified this...
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    Machining Tool Board

    Has anyone ever machined a material called Tool Board. It is apparently some sort of resin used by pattern makers and model makers. It is quite dense and heavy but is supposed to machine well. I...
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    We did these last year for an exhibit. We also...

    We did these last year for an exhibit. We also cut the crayfish in the background as well.

    David
    Sydney
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    Hi Bob, I have been trying for about 18 months...

    Hi Bob,

    I have been trying for about 18 months to get a reply from SB Support no luck. It seems I am on the blacklist. I have not had a reply to any of my last 5 or 6 requests.

    Would love to...
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    Thanks Michael, I will give that a try. and...

    Thanks Michael,

    I will give that a try. and let you know how I get on.

    Regards,
    David
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    Run Time Error 401

    Hi All,

    I have asked this question of support and have received no answer.

    I get an error message
    "Run Time Error 401"
    "Can't show non-modal form when modal form is displayed"

    I have a...
  17. Thread: Blue Pine

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    Blue Pine

    Hi Dave,

    I saw your post about "Blue Pine" and I agree with you it does look great.

    In Oz we have a timber from Tasmania called Black Heart Sassafras. It is very much like the Blue Pine in the...
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    Hi All, You may not remember because some of...

    Hi All,

    You may not remember because some of you are getting close to retirement but around the turn of the century there was nearly always a Friday joke posted on the forum. Some of them were...
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    Brady, That sounds to be a really good upgrade...

    Brady,

    That sounds to be a really good upgrade to the Z axis. The 8 bearings and hardened rails would make the Z much stiffer. It would also last much longer as you say. We wore out two of the old...
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    Kip The 7.2 Motors are from Shopbot. They...

    Kip

    The 7.2 Motors are from Shopbot. They simply bolt on to the bot, you do have to change the drivers in the control box and change the unit values in the control software a couple of hours all...
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    Roy and Dave, We refuse to cut Chinese Ply at...

    Roy and Dave,

    We refuse to cut Chinese Ply at any price. I agree with Dave the quality is to inconsistent and of course according to the client it is always our fault that the cut is crappy.
    ...
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    Hi Kip, We have a 2004 PRT Alpha. We have...

    Hi Kip,

    We have a 2004 PRT Alpha.

    We have upgraded to 7.2 motors on all axis, X,Y & Z. We replaced the rails with BWC hardened rails on both the gantry and the X Axis and all of the rollers...
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    Michael, There are several suppliers of...

    Michael,

    There are several suppliers of Camphor Laurel in Northern NSW. It is a native of South East Asia and like most introduced species it grows like a weed in Australia. In fact we are a large...
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    Michael, Have a look at...

    Michael,

    Have a look at
    http://tradeessentials.thelaminexgroup.com.au/products.php#uldf-products

    That is the info on Litecraft. On the same site you will find info on more products that my be...
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    Hi Michael. Trupan is a trade name Of Arauco...

    Hi Michael.

    Trupan is a trade name Of Arauco and is manufactured in Chile. It is very similar in weight to Australian MR (Moisture Resistant) MDF but is not as strong nor as water resistant as...
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