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  1. coryatjohn - I think styrofoam melts more than it...

    coryatjohn - I think styrofoam melts more than it burns. I did not see smoke comming out, I would not worry much about it. Wood, on the other hand, burns somewhat and the laser has to move rather...
  2. Here are some tests I did with it. 33109 33110...

    Here are some tests I did with it.

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  3. News update... I have been in touch with the...

    News update...

    I have been in touch with the Shopbot tech support today regarding the fact that the laser won't turn off when the cut-file is interrupted...

    They tell me their design intended...
  4. Thanks for the positive response. I hope my...

    Thanks for the positive response. I hope my writing is «readable»... (I'm french Canadian eh! :))

    Unfortunately it's been only a week so far and I gave my first protypes to a friend :(

    I'll...
  5. You are very welcome.

    You are very welcome.
  6. Adding a 3.5watts Laser to my Shopbot Desktop

    Hi everyone,

    I recently installed a small laser on my Desktop 2418.

    I asked for help from the Shopbot technical staff but it turned out they did not point me in the right direction and I ended...
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    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for...

    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for sharing. I love your spoil board design. I too use Fusion and love it though VCarve's simplicity is nice as well.
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    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths...

    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths where the bit also spent too long to execute causing some plastic to melt around my bit. I did not diagnozed it properly. Afterward, I found some ramp...
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    I was wrong (see my previous post). Fusion...

    I was wrong (see my previous post). Fusion doesn't like creating an engraving toolpath using a countersink type of bit. I was able to do it with a chamfer type bit - so I changed my tool database...
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    I recently came by a comment from another user of...

    I recently came by a comment from another user of Fusion that defined his V bits with from a countersink type of bit with a zero size tip (or whatever tip size you have).
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    Thanks Gary. I will give it a good try and share...

    Thanks Gary. I will give it a good try and share my results if I succeed...
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    Hello 8Ball, I'd really like to know how VCP...

    Hello 8Ball,

    I'd really like to know how VCP can do multiple depth pockets in the same toolpath... I know you can output multiple toolpaths to the same file for cutting but otherwise, I don't know...
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    Hello SG, One example of nice toolpath...

    Hello SG,

    One example of nice toolpath features (even though not a strategy per se) is : when you have to carve pockets out of a model, you just select all the different pockets bottom faces from...
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    Expanding available tool numbers

    Hello,

    I recently was trying out Fusion 360 CAM functions to create shopbot toolpaths and I found some very interresting features. First there are a lot of different type of toolpaths that are...
  15. Thanks for sharing. It's always instructive to...

    Thanks for sharing. It's always instructive to see how other use their Equipment.
  16. Sharing new usb camera positionning device

    Hi everyone,

    I want to share the installation of a USB endoscope camera on my Desktop to aid in setting X,Y coordinates for my projects. Maybe some of this can be helpful to others.

    I bought...
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    I recently tried to create a 3D body in Fusion,...

    I recently tried to create a 3D body in Fusion, saved it as an STL file and openned it in VCarve without problem. I was able to generate roughing and finishing toolpaths with VCarve.

    I did use...
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    There are more than one free dxf and dwg «viewer»...

    There are more than one free dxf and dwg «viewer» application available. I suggest doing a google search with «autodesk dxf viewer» and download the application from autodesk. You will then be able...
  19. I think that using parametric elements (speaking...

    I think that using parametric elements (speaking of Fusion 360) in a design is a very usefull feature. I use my CNC for making lutherie parts which take a lot of time to design through software....
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    The machine is fantastic, as is the support from...

    The machine is fantastic, as is the support from Shopbot Tools and the guys in this forum. I congratulate myself for buying a ShopBot everytime I use it.

    As for the price, well, what can I say......
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    Hi, I bought one in august 2012. The broker fees...

    Hi, I bought one in august 2012. The broker fees was 101$cdn and the duties (labelled B3 GST) were 277.92. It was based on a 5549$US machine value. It was a basic desktop including the...
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    Hi Banjomanwv, I carved my very first compound...

    Hi Banjomanwv,

    I carved my very first compound radius fingerboards 5-6 months ago with a toolpath (sbp) file created with a «Visual Basic For Application» program I wrote in Excel. I carved 2...
  23. Removing useless vertex from Copy Machine output from probe scan - software available

    Hi There,

    Just recently managed to build my own probe for scanning an object on my Desktop CNC.

    I found out that the result file (I am generating a DXF Polyline file) is quite large and I am...
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    looking for a windows computer

    I also use a Desktop CNC.

    I had a HP Pavilion DV6 a couple years old and began having problems with the newer versions of Shopbot control software. I think its the computer.

    I now have a...
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    Thanks for the shared experience. I'll get one...

    Thanks for the shared experience. I'll get one of these glues.

    This forum (the poeple contributing to it) is so great...

    Marc
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