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  1. Yep, that was it. Good call Steve, thank you. ...

    Yep, that was it. Good call Steve, thank you.

    -Kevin
  2. V Carve file - router not turning on, moving to wrong coords, no Z travel, errors

    The machine was just working fine on a profile cut. I switched to a v bit, zeroed Z and tried to run a v carve file. The router did not turn on, it moved about 6" to the right of where it was...
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    Rubber cutting advice

    I need advice for bits, feeds and speeds for cutting rubber. I will be cutting round disks (4”, 3” and 2” dia) out of 1/2” thick hard rubber from an old conveyor belt. I’ve got a vacuum hold down...
  4. No, just one Z. I did not know that. ...

    No, just one Z. I did not know that. Interesting. I will renumber the tool and try again. Thanks!
  5. Router won't turn on, then error "not enough axes designated for a command in use..."

    Desktop has been working fine. I created a part file with Vcarve Pro 7.5. When I ran it, the router did not turn on (switch is on) and it began moving X&Y. I hit stop and I got an error message...
  6. Thank you for the great info and advice. I'll...

    Thank you for the great info and advice. I'll give the candlestone a try and experiment with cutting deeper in one pass. My ball nose is not a taper bit, but I'd prefer to use one for increased...
  7. What size cutters are you both using? The...

    What size cutters are you both using? The Vectric tutorial video I watched said max depth should always be between .08 and .1. I wonder where they came up with that? For practice purposes, acrylic...
  8. Change the rough carving max depth to .08? ...

    Change the rough carving max depth to .08?

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25274&stc=1
  9. PhotoVCarve lithophane issue: rough cut tool marks visible after finish cut

    PhotoVCarve lithophane issue: rough cut tool marks visible after finish cut. It is not uniform, i.e. it is worse in some others than others.
    ShopBot Desktop with vacuum hold down
    Material- 1/4"...
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    The only odd thing was that about a week ago my...

    The only odd thing was that about a week ago my pre-programmed keypad moves all went from jog speed to move speed. I did not take the time to troubleshoot that as it was merely annoying and I could...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I just got home and...

    Thanks for all the replies. I just got home and I will be troubleshooting and will answer all questions tonight. But you will notice though that I posted a close-up video of the left X screw shaft...
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    Desktop Jamming and Making Aweful Noises

    My desktop started jamming and making terrible noises in the X and Y tonight.
    https://www.mediafire.com/folder/t2pra5d77ohl2/Shopbot

    Any ideas what's wrong?

    Kevin
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    I am away from my computer at the moment, but I'm...

    I am away from my computer at the moment, but I'm sure that is my problem. Thanks Adrian!
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    'SHOPBOT ROUTER FILE IN INCHES
    'GENERATED BY PARTWorks
    'Minimum extent in X = -10.500 Minimum extent in Y = -6.125 Minimum extent...
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    No, I'm generating toolpaths from PW3D and...

    No, I'm generating toolpaths from PW3D and opening them with the SB control software.
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    On the Material Size and Margins screen it shows...

    On the Material Size and Margins screen it shows XY Origin Position as x:0.0 and y:0.0
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    Partworks 3D Issue

    I'm trying to run my first toolpath generated with PW3D on my desktop. When I run the cut file, the machine goes the opposite direction from what I intended. So, starting at 0,0 (front left...
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    The inside cuts are one toolpath, and the outside...

    The inside cuts are one toolpath, and the outside is a separate toolpath. The toolpath previews looks fine.

    Kevin
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    If only it were that simple. The stock and the...

    If only it were that simple. The stock and the spoil board are very secure.

    Kevin
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    Buddy Problems...still

    Please see attachments. Any ideas what the problem might be?
  21. Thread: What went wrong?

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    Wow Jack, that was exactly me the other night. :)...

    Wow Jack, that was exactly me the other night. :)

    To answer the other questions; roughing and finish were separate files and different bits (1/4" and 1/8" round). I zeroed XY with the prox...
  22. Thread: What went wrong?

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    What went wrong?

    OK, any ideas what went wrong on the left side? The right side looks pretty good. The roughing cut is where things went awry. This is a Buddy with a 48" power stick. It's the first time it's been...
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    Jack, why use something simple when you can do it...

    Jack, why use something simple when you can do it this way?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x5IziyOcAg :D
  24. Amen. How right you are.

    Amen. How right you are.
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    Personally, I would not do this as a 3D project,...

    Personally, I would not do this as a 3D project, but did you try TurboSquid for a model? http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Index.cfm?keyword=canoe+paddle&media_typeid=2
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