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    Not sure if you could tie it to the spacebar...

    Not sure if you could tie it to the spacebar (imagine there's a way, just haven't delved into it), and #4 is used for E-Stop, so that will drop everything. Either way, your chances of resuming...
  2. Thread: FABMO Status

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    Chuck, all the info you're looking for as to...

    Chuck, all the info you're looking for as to purchasing a replacement system is here... http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2147&start=10

    If you are wanting to go the DIY route,...
  3. Thread: FABMO Status

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    You can check out FabMo here...

    You can check out FabMo here.
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    No real info/updates for you Jim, but I stopped...

    No real info/updates for you Jim, but I stopped beta/release candidate testing it more than 6 months ago and by checking the Github site for it every so often, I've seen little to no...
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    Commitment, what's that?! ;)

    Commitment, what's that?! ;)
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    The easiest way to do an air cut is to choose 3D...

    The easiest way to do an air cut is to choose 3D offset in the fill-in sheet when loading a file. First, raise the z axis high enough to keep all depth of cuts above your material and choose 3D...
  7. Hey Scott, I just spray a coat of precat...

    Hey Scott,

    I just spray a coat of precat lacquer to seal them (maybe a little extra on the relief), then some Van Dyke Brown glaze in the relief and black spray ink in the letters after masking...
  8. Yup, forgot to say that the finish toolpath...

    Yup, forgot to say that the finish toolpath always goes full depth. You could trick it by setting the Z higher, but that's what the roughing pass is there for. :)
  9. Too much wasted time, just use the 3D roughing...

    Too much wasted time, just use the 3D roughing toolpath and use a 0.25" downcut end mill (not a ballnose) at 48-50% stepover with a machining allowance of 0.04" and up to 0.375 per pass depending on...
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    That is some beautiful grain! What, no pic of...

    That is some beautiful grain! What, no pic of the track carnage? :) Glad you weren't hurt!
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    3.6.46 doesn't have that option. Try right...

    3.6.46 doesn't have that option.

    Try right clicking in the blank area of the menu or icon area and choose customize. See if "Menu Bar" and "Standard" are checked in the toolbars tab, Try the...
  12. Verify moisture content, it should be 6-8% if...

    Verify moisture content, it should be 6-8% if kiln dried. Air dried will be around 14% or so and can be unpredictable depending on your climate. Try a bit narrower boards for the glue up (3" or...
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    Only seen some ads, but the Kreg unit doesn't...

    Only seen some ads, but the Kreg unit doesn't look bad either.
  14. Thread: other hardware

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    Check out Centroid Acorn...

    Check out Centroid Acorn or UCCNC. All options will require some other hardware to get going, but much less than your first thought. Mach3 is deadware. UCCNC is more like Mach3, but Centroid Acorn...
  15. Thread: New Spindle

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    I haven't checked with anyone yet, but Ekstrom...

    I haven't checked with anyone yet, but Ekstrom Carlson in Rockford Illinois supposedly does.
  16. Thread: New Spindle

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    They contacted the factory and replied back to me...

    They contacted the factory and replied back to me that the new model now has the connection box as shown in my video and that they had an older picture in the add. Who knows!? You could try one of...
  17. Thread: New Spindle

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    This was the supplier...

    This was the supplier I ordered it from. As you can see in the ad, it has the connector we would like for plugging it right in, but according to what they told me, the newer ones from the factory...
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    Heart felt sympathies as well Scott! As one that...

    Heart felt sympathies as well Scott! As one that has gone through it not so long ago and also had a close relationship with my father, I can relate!
  19. Thread: New Spindle

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    Hey Scott, The only thing is that these...

    Hey Scott,

    The only thing is that these spindles don't have the thermistor for overheat protection shutdown via the VFD, so you have to disable that in the VFD parameters or just jumper the SBHQ...
  20. Thread: New Spindle

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    New Spindle

    Well, after 12 years, my 4hp HSD spindle finally said "Enough"! ;)

    Instead of getting another one, to the tune of $1800 for a bare spindle, I decided to give AliExpress a try and try one of the...
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    https://store.designandmake.com/search/search?returnType=search&pageSize=24&q=Dragons&_csrf=2d0c8831-fb4d-49b4-affa-eb22cbbccd93
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  22. Pic of the control box outside and inside would...

    Pic of the control box outside and inside would help too.
  23. Just the opposite, purple = Alpha...

    Just the opposite, purple = Alpha.
  24. Just to show that SB doesn't look at variables as...

    Just to show that SB doesn't look at variables as strictly string or integer and adding a math operator in the mix causes the &testval value to be 0. Who know the what and why of a more than a...
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    Page 9 for the system vars and the comref.pdf for...

    Page 9 for the system vars and the comref.pdf for the VA command and all the others.
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