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  1. Reminder that this auction closes tomorrow...

    Reminder that this auction closes tomorrow beginning at 1:30 PM EST!

    https://www.irsauctions.com/index_lots.asp?pg=details&id=22005

    http://www.irsauctions.com/index_lot...1985&bp=381419
  2. That's not far. Maybe worth a trip. BTW if...

    That's not far. Maybe worth a trip. BTW if anyone will be in town for the IWF you can pick your purchases up that week with prior arrangement
  3. Selling my ShopBot - 2014 PRTAlpha 4896 - Auction ends July 20 2018

    Yes I am closing my shop (but not my business) and selling my trusty Shopbot - along with almost everything else accumulated over 30 years in business.
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    POP UP CLASS!! September 19-20, 2014 Basic Training

    Anyone looking for CNC training ASAP who can be in Atlanta next weekend might want to jump on this opportunity. I've worked out an arrangement with a student for him to be at my shop for two days,...
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    The offer is still open to anyone who might be in...

    The offer is still open to anyone who might be in the Atlanta area next Wed evening, Aug 20. In fact, it's gotten a little sweeter, CabinetVision has offered to treat everyone to a BBQ dinner from...
  6. Thread: Mdf doors

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    Looks great - but are those going to be drawers...

    Looks great - but are those going to be drawers above the refrigerator?
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    Sorry I've been out of touch. I'll be hosting...

    Sorry I've been out of touch. I'll be hosting another informal get-together at our new shop and showroom Wed evening August 20 from about 7-9PM. Andrew maybe you can change your reservation? That...
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    Very sorry to hear about Henry, Robert. Of all...

    Very sorry to hear about Henry, Robert. Of all the things that happen and we say, "it's only a car" or "it's only this or that, it can be replaced" - some things can never be replaced. We are left...
  9. Thread: Awfs 2013

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    I'll be at the show poking around - would love a...

    I'll be at the show poking around - would love a free drink but how about another night - CMA dinner starts at 5:45 Thursday.
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    What an unusual and creative design. Great job! ...

    What an unusual and creative design. Great job! Max has a bright future as a designer and maker.
  11. You can not beat the convenience of cutting full...

    You can not beat the convenience of cutting full sheets on a gantry machine compared to a Buddy. I would buy the machine you can grow into. Another benefit of the larger table is that if you have...
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    I meant to warn everyone not to pay any attention...

    I meant to warn everyone not to pay any attention to anything Jack said yesterday.

    Jack you are so predictable...
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    It may seem like big bucks until you add up what...

    It may seem like big bucks until you add up what you probably paid for all those worn out and broken bits. I've been buying my compression cutters 20 at a time - somewhat painful to do the math on...
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    Great video Robert! I get excited to see the...

    Great video Robert! I get excited to see the occasional hawk here in suburbia. Coincidentally this morning I stepped outside for a moment to talk to my employee, and about 50 feet away two large...
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    Save up your broken and dull bits and send them...

    Save up your broken and dull bits and send them in for ca$h:

    http://ibuyscrapcarbide.com/

    I haven't tried it yet but I found this guy at the IWF and plan to give it a go. I probably have a...
  16. Thread: shop fixture

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    Vertical racking is the best way to store small...

    Vertical racking is the best way to store small amounts of sheet goods using the least amount of floor space, since it allows you to insert or remove any sheet with minimal effort. Here is what I...
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    Thanks for all the responses. The new manifold...

    Thanks for all the responses. The new manifold is up and running great. I have the gauges and will get tubing and fittings this week.
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    Remote vacuum gauges?

    I'm just finishing up a replacement vacuum manifold (photos coming soon) and wanted to add a bank of vacuum gauges, one for each zone. I know, seems like overkill, but we've lost sheets of material...
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    Those are great looking! Tell me you did not...

    Those are great looking! Tell me you did not have to sand all those edges by hand.
  20. Thread: Dining Table

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    That is some super nice and fun work. How great...

    That is some super nice and fun work. How great is it to have a pile of good wood and be able to say 'what do I want to make out of that?'
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    Hmm, nice edges. I rarely think of using the...

    Hmm, nice edges. I rarely think of using the straight bits except for in a router table but with the mortises etc. the compression cutter is not ideal. The fragile veneer on the bottom face makes...
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    Thanks for posting pics and details. I'm looking...

    Thanks for posting pics and details. I'm looking forward to seeing the project progress to completion.

    That curved wall cabinet is the bomb. The glass shop must have loved you for those pointy...
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    Sorry, meant to say 1/4" 2-flute down cut. We...

    Sorry, meant to say 1/4" 2-flute down cut. We mostly use 1/4" compression bits (and mostly cut 2-sided melamine) but this client's projects have a lot of pockets and small holes so we use the...
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    MDF Edge Quality

    For my own and anyone else's future reference I thought I'd post a couple of pics of the edge quality we are seeing on 1/2" MDF. These cuts were made using a 2 flute carbide spiral downcut bit from...
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    4 ips for hardwoods up to 1/8" deep, maybe 3 ips...

    4 ips for hardwoods up to 1/8" deep, maybe 3 ips for a delicate or critical surface.

    8 ips for surfacing the spoilboard at .014" deep
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