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    adapters

    Would these adapters help?

    As before, it might be best to just mark the hole locations with a router and drill them out later...

    The router is made to cut sideways not up and down.
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    Hardwood T-Square

    Step one is getting one X rail straight and level

    To get the 2nd X rail parallel to the first,

    Years ago I made a hardwood T – square with a Dial Caliper attached to the bottom of the T...
  3. Thread: Dust Mask

    by curtiss
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    Attic fan

    I have a 24 inch attic fan installed above the Shopbot table... sort of works as a dust filter for most of the seasons of the year

    still use the 2 HP vacuum collection system however & a mask at...
  4. Miami

    Seems like you could do a Forum search for Miami and come up with a few people nearby...

    Everyone must be on the book of faces these days....

    lots of info here

    ...
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    vacuum guage

    Have you tapped in vacuum guage into the table / or plumbing just to see how much vacuum you are getting ?
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    ventilation

    I would suppose you would want the heating & ventilation system separate from the rest of the residence...

    that might take some thought
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    bios battery

    Did you have trouble with the clock holding the proper time ? / if so you need a new battery.

    if you are changing out a laptop battery, sometimes those can be difficult and you might want to have...
  8. Thread: New member

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    Location

    Looks like you have a very nice location for those who might like to visit & help out a bit...

    Just a bit west of California.
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    First Christmas greeting of the season

    First Christmas greeting of the season...

    welcome new member Hamza84 from Pakistan
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    help

    If you need help Andy... just say "come here Watson, I need you"

    and he comes right over...
  11. Thread: Work shop

    by curtiss
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    Looks Great

    Looks Great ... So do you have a building section cut ? Was this a home drawn up design ? Wall and ceiling insulation type ?

    How big an underground feed wire to how many amp circuit panel ?
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    Fine thread

    A "Fine thread tap" is much easier to use for tapping such a shallow hole...

    I think I have thrown my 1/4 20 away....
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    tap size

    this chart might be handy ... perhaps 1/4 - 28 ??
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    Shelves ?

    Perhaps build a corner shelf.. or a few shelves that wrap around the corner and hide the mistake ?
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    nice looking table

    nice looking table ....

    so you get bamboo plywood where ???
    ... it cuts very clean I assume ? stays very flat ?
  16. Thread: Collet help

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    collet reducers

    I have used these adapters for a number of years for bits with an 1/8 inch shank.

    I like the #273 and place a bit of medium strength loctite on the shank before I insert the bit.
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    LED lights

    Saw this little LED set at Menards today that runs off a USB port.. a lot of lights for about $5

    These are to back-light a wall TV screen
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  18. Thread: Slipping bit

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    Lock tite

    I use a bit of medium strength Loc-tite on the shaft of the bit when I put the bit in the collet. It dries overnight. Seems to help.
    (no lock tite on the collet threads)

    I have a bunch of...
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    type VA

    You can type in VA and ... assign new values to any or all of the three axis
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    layout

    Could you divide the cutting file into sections so you could run each section at a different depth as needed ?
  21. Thread: Resin paints?

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    epoxy or resin paints

    Is there a favorite easy to use / two part "blue epoxy paint" out there for creating lake and river maps ?

    thanks
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    tool paths

    I like the zeykr system ... with a tool path note for material size and three numbers for the cutting depth

    sp is a spiral toolpath... tb means tabs are added to the final cut

    hp is home...
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    Donek

    Ron,

    Perhaps make a visit to Donek snowboards up the road a ways, quite a bit of Shopbot equipment up there I believe ...

    https://www.donek.com/
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    pull down

    I laid out a grid of 17/ 64 holes on 5-1/2 centers through the “high spots” in the vacuum plenum. This goes all the way through Trupan top and out of the bottom of the 3/4” plywood base.

    At...
  25. Thread: LEVER Sign

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    Leds

    Erik & Joe,

    So basically the standoff distance is about 1-1/2 inches ?

    What type of hardware do you use to hold the letters ? are they part of the electrical connection ? Do they just snap on...
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