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    Many years ago I worked in a cabinet shop. They...

    Many years ago I worked in a cabinet shop. They used a liquid vinyl product, sprayed on, as a paint mask. It dried to a skin coating and peeled off easily when ready. I think it was a poly vinyl...
  2. The best way I have found to determine what size...

    The best way I have found to determine what size ballnose to use is with the toolpath animation. For example start with a .25" ballnose and follow up with a .125", slow the animation down so you can...
  3. This is a tip I copied from an older thread I...

    This is a tip I copied from an older thread I hope it helps.
    Too much wasted time, just use the 3D roughing toolpath and use a 0.25" downcut end mill (not a ballnose) at 48-50% stepover with a...
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    Just want to say that I enjoyed you post. I like...

    Just want to say that I enjoyed you post. I like your attitude. I have been doing woodworking, carpentry for 60 years. I taught high school woodworking for 35 years. I've made most of the...
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    Ordered one yesterday, no charge, out for...

    Ordered one yesterday, no charge, out for delivery.

    Phil
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    I think you need to consider not only what the...

    I think you need to consider not only what the Shopbot will require but also the design and machining (CAD CAM) software. You may want to consider a Vectric product such as VCarve. The two links...
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    Very well done. :) Phil

    Very well done. :)


    Phil
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    Roland Picza 3D Scanner for sale

    Roland Picza 3-D scanner. This device can scan almost any item that will fit on the scanning table. I have scanned numerous items including a model of a motorcycle and a silver dollar shown in the...
  9. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Nice looking, well made chairs. Are they made of...

    Nice looking, well made chairs. Are they made of Poplar? What color id the stain?

    Phil
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    Thanks. Phil

    Thanks.

    Phil
  11. Where are you located? I am in Western, MA. I'd...

    Where are you located? I am in Western, MA. I'd help if your not too far away.

    Phil
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    rotary axis for CNC

    What do I need to know about a rotary axis to determine that it is compatible with my PRT 4G Shopbot. There are numerous choices available such as this one.
    https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/axes-4th...
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    I have an older Shopbot, PRT 4g and I am running...

    I have an older Shopbot, PRT 4g and I am running SB3 on Windows 10. All is fine. As far as your dead hard drive goes, you may be able to retrieve the files. Google for "connect hard drive to...
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    A few years ago I joined a local woodworker's...

    A few years ago I joined a local woodworker's group. Most of the members, all male, made their living building furniture etc. I was the only one in the group that owned and used a CNC. Before...
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    If you are using Aspire or V-Carve I suggest you...

    If you are using Aspire or V-Carve I suggest you go to the Vectric forum too. There's a lot of good help there.

    Phil
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    Thank you, Robtown Phil

    Thank you, Robtown

    Phil
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    Are you familiar with the process. Where can I...

    Are you familiar with the process. Where can I find information for metal

    Thanks,

    Phil
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    I appreciate the help from all here. I searched...

    I appreciate the help from all here. I searched for raster braille balls and found out that machining a metal plate to create the Braille "bumps" is not how it should be done. This video shows how...
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    Machining small aluminum Braille plates

    I've been asked to machine small (.125 x .5 x 2") aluminum plates. The finished product will be a plate with raised "Braille" bumps. I have no experience machining aluminum.
    I'd appreciate any...
  20. Sign pictures are wonderful, Brady. Thanks for...

    Sign pictures are wonderful, Brady. Thanks for posting.

    Phil
  21. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    Just a thought, I believe that if you attached a...

    Just a thought, I believe that if you attached a skirt that only enclosed the area near the router, not the whole mount, you might increase the performance.

    Phil
  22. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    Interesting, how effective is it? Phil

    Interesting, how effective is it?

    Phil
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    Love seeing your work. I'm sure you are having a...

    Love seeing your work. I'm sure you are having a lot of fun. Have you posted photos of you "towns" and train layouts?

    Phil
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    Thanks to all. I sent an email o TJ. He sent me...

    Thanks to all. I sent an email o TJ. He sent me the CRV file and the STL model. His source was thingverse.

    Phil
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    Model airplane propeller models

    A friend of mine belongs to a model airplane club. He asked me is I could make propellers. They appear to have a fairly complicated geometry. Does anyone have experience making propellers? Are...
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