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  1. One thing I've found with tabs in acrylic. Unless...

    One thing I've found with tabs in acrylic. Unless you are very careful, you can knock a chip out of the good side of the cut when removing those tabs. I use a multi-tool (ultrasonic) to cut those...
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    If I recall correctly, this forum has limitations...

    If I recall correctly, this forum has limitations on the size of images being uploaded. I ran into this a while ago and there was no mention from the forum software that the image was too big. I just...
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    I make stuff all the time but rarely is it...

    I make stuff all the time but rarely is it "fantastic" enough to show here. So many folks turn out spectacular works of art. I just make stuff.
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    Nobody got nuthin' to say.

    Nobody got nuthin' to say.
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    Bill, no disrespect here but SB has always been...

    Bill, no disrespect here but SB has always been on the verge of releasing a new this or that and it just never comes to be. How about something other than vaporware?
  6. Thread: WinCNC

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    Shopbot sells a remote that's essentially a...

    Shopbot sells a remote that's essentially a small, reduced keyset customized keyboard.

    https://store.shopbottools.com/products/handheld-keypad?variant=6937299457
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    Here's one. ...

    Here's one.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?25453-4x8-PRS-Alpha-for-sale

    Listed for $8k. Probably cost $16k or so? That's 50%.

    One of the reasons I bought a SB was that I...
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    When you consider how many SB's were sold and the...

    When you consider how many SB's were sold and the number that show up here for sale, the numbers are insignificant and statistically, just noise. Also, one factoid is that the machines being sold are...
  9. I would say one of the best learning experiences...

    I would say one of the best learning experiences I had with the SB in the first year, was putting it together and getting it up and running. It's not a small task, that's for sure. The benefit from...
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    I like it!

    I like it!
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    There is no shame in running your machine below...

    There is no shame in running your machine below maximum speed. Maximum speed also means the machine is exerting maximum stress on every component so deflection is also at maximum. The slower...
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    Mike, I'm guessing you're using a router...

    Mike,

    I'm guessing you're using a router instead of a spindle. A spindle has a wider power range and can develop a lot of power at low RPM's. A spindle gives a bit more freedom in regard to RPM...
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    I never used the SB included dust shoe. I took...

    I never used the SB included dust shoe. I took one look at it and decided there had to be a better mousetrap. The Kent dust shoe is it. I've been using it since 2013 with no issues. The only thing I...
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    I wonder if you could explain how your shade tree...

    I wonder if you could explain how your shade tree probe worked. How did the dowel, I assume a wooden one, make any sort of electrical contact with your part?

    I've done some backwoods digitizing by...
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    If you could find it at Harbor Freight, it would...

    If you could find it at Harbor Freight, it would be $149. If you had someone with extensive cabinetry and sheet metal experience make it, probably $2000+. Since a SB computer can be had on eBay for...
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    Spoon thing is quite clever!

    Spoon thing is quite clever!
  17. Thread: Dust Mask

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    Just bought two pair 6001 filters on Amazon for...

    Just bought two pair 6001 filters on Amazon for $12 a pair.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AEFCDYC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They arrived today and are legit.
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    The car is from 2001. They are classic and...

    The car is from 2001. They are classic and timeless beauties that run and drive like racecars.
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    Hardtop for a car

    I made this using virtually every tool in my shop, including the SB.

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    Here's a 360 walkaround.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsxAxSZKotg

    It fits a Ferrari 360 or 430 Spider....
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    An underused and perhaps underappreciated...

    An underused and perhaps underappreciated capability of an indexer. It's not just for indexer toolpaths.

    I've used my indexer as a hold down clamp that can rotate. Since an indexer is nothing...
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    As Jerry mentioned, check the battery. I had a...

    As Jerry mentioned, check the battery. I had a failure similar to yours except the battery wasn't the problem. It was the motherboard. I bought a replacement from eBay, a "custom used" computer with...
  22. I'm kind of old school when it comes to paint. I...

    I'm kind of old school when it comes to paint. I use lacquer whenever I can. It's certainly not low VOC but it dries in minutes, can be recoated without sanding and produces a beautiful finish...
  23. Latex can take up to 30 days to fully cure....

    Latex can take up to 30 days to fully cure. Perhaps the blue was fresher?
  24. When my SB computer died last year, I bought a...

    When my SB computer died last year, I bought a "custom" used computer off eBay with a solid state harddrive and Windows 7 for a grand total of $150. It's so small it fits on a book shelf. Works great.
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    >> Is it OK to run the vacuum hold down for...

    >> Is it OK to run the vacuum hold down for extended periods of time?

    That depends entirely on your vacuum setup. You can make an educated guess as to how long by checking the heat load generated....
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