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    Glad to be able to make it for you Scott! I've...

    Glad to be able to make it for you Scott!

    I've posted a couple more articles in the series. I'm still in the "cable drive" years so pictures are small and fuzzy and details are sketchy, but as I...
  2. Info on upgrading VCarvePro ShopBot Edition to VCarvePro v10

    ShopBot Tools is one of Vectric's longest standing machine tool partners and we have both enjoyed a fantastic working relationship for nearly 20 years. In that time Vectric developed a bespoke...
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    20+ years with ShopBot

    Hi all...I've been making stuff with ShopBots for longer than most and decided to try to document some of the successes and failures I've had over the years. It's definitely not a how-to, but some of...
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    If you come we'll make sure you have plenty of...

    If you come we'll make sure you have plenty of cookies! And a couple of us are staying at a state park close by in our campers...if you leave today you should be here by then!

    Miss seeing you too...
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    Want to visit ShopBot HQ?

    Hi all,

    Have you always wanted to visit ShopBot HQ in Durham and see how and where we make them? Well you're in luck...we're having an open house on Sat Aug 24th and all are invited!

    Find out...
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    Hi Gene, I may not be understanding your...

    Hi Gene,

    I may not be understanding your problem, but if your ShopBot is connected on COM5 then the spindle controller will be on a different COM port. You need to find the port that the spindle...
  7. You might look into the Vectric makerspace...

    You might look into the Vectric makerspace edition. It lets the student create toolpaths in the trial version of VCarve and then run them on the tool at the space.
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    ShopBot has someone from tech support on duty...

    ShopBot has someone from tech support on duty throughout the weekend, so if you get stuck you can call in and leave a message and someone will get back to you ASAP.
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    Hi all, The cornhole files are still available...

    Hi all,

    The cornhole files are still available from www.100kprojects.com and clicking on the "games" link on the right side.
  10. Thread: Tiny eagles

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    This was basically a test run so the mdf held up...

    This was basically a test run so the mdf held up well enough. I intentionally cut the recess undersized at first and then snuck up on a good friction fit that let me press the pencils into the...
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    I tried to remember to flip them so that the...

    I tried to remember to flip them so that the China was on the end that got sharpened away, but it got so hectic at times that I was just sticking them in at random!

    Bill
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    Nope not extera...just plain old mdf! The bit...

    Nope not extera...just plain old mdf!

    The bit was from Amana. It's one of the ones ShopBot sells and has a 1/4" shank and 1/32" diameter ballnose.
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    There's almost no up-force when cutting shallow...

    There's almost no up-force when cutting shallow stuff like that so I machined a holding jig that was a friction fit. Pressed them in, did the v-carving on a bunch of them, and then flipped to do the...
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    Hey Russ, I stay pretty busy cutting and don't...

    Hey Russ,

    I stay pretty busy cutting and don't visit the forum as much as I should, but you inspired me to post a picture in the Show and Tell of some carpenter's pencils we engraved at SkillsUSA...
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    Tiny eagles

    I just got back from the Skiils USA event where among other things we engraved the ShopBot logo and tiny eagles into almost 300 carpenters pencils using a ShopBot MAX.

    The logos were carved with...
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    It's certainly well hidden...I've tried Chrome...

    It's certainly well hidden...I've tried Chrome and Firefox and can find the total cost of the software and maintenance in the store, but not just the cost of the annual maintenance.
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    Does anyone know how much of the regular price is...

    Does anyone know how much of the regular price is the software and how much is the maintenance contract? I couldn't find out on their website.
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    Jeff... The subscription option is not in any...

    Jeff...

    The subscription option is not in any way a replacement for purchasing a tool..it's just another option that we added because of customer requests. Some needed a little extra capacity for...
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    Remember that Vectric is in the UK which means...

    Remember that Vectric is in the UK which means they are 8 hours later than you in Oregon. My guess is that you'll hear from them in the morning.

    Bill
  20. Guess not!

    Guess not!
  21. Thread: Lathe

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    Hey Brian, Hope it works for you. Most of...

    Hey Brian,

    Hope it works for you. Most of those old virtual tools were created before toolpathing software got so good and easy to use, but sometimes they are handy.
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    Hey Brian, If you're feeling adventuresome...

    Hey Brian,

    If you're feeling adventuresome there's a utility called the Flipper that post-processes a toolpath created from an X-Y profile drawing and virtually flips it on edge so that it's...
  23. Any chance there is a Shopbotter on here from Oahu, Hawaii?

    Hi all,

    We may have a Shelter 2.0 project on Oahu that involves cutting 4-5 sheets of 1/2" ply for a school. Anyone in that neighborhood?

    Bill
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    Have you tried a Google Maps search for...

    Have you tried a Google Maps search for Makerspaces in New Hampshire? Not sure where you are but a quick search showed a handful of them.
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    If she's looking for inspiration, there's a free...

    If she's looking for inspiration, there's a free doghouse design available from www.100kprojects.com that was created years ago by a couple of guys from MIT. Click the "doghouse" tag on the right to...
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