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    I ended up making a fixed hold down board with a...

    I ended up making a fixed hold down board with a machined pocket. Each cut used the same XYZ 0 point.

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    Thank you for sharing. I will see if I can adapt...

    Thank you for sharing. I will see if I can adapt something similar to that and make it work.
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    Multi-sided machining Tips

    I am looking to carve at least 4 sides of a wood block (top, bottom, left, right) on my shopbot buddy (3-axis). Has anyone tried doing this yet? I am using vcarve pro and it seems to only support 2...
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    Thought you might be interested, attached are some finished / installed photos.

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  5. Thank you! Every princess needs her castle :) ...

    Thank you! Every princess needs her castle :)

    Several years ago I also made a custom sign for my son (see attached) so I had to come up with a unique one for my daughter as well. My son's sign...
  6. I have not used the precision board with that...

    I have not used the precision board with that high of a density but will see if I can get a sample of it for next time. At the lower densities I tend to prefer Duna corafoam products over precision...
  7. Some parts of it may have been better to 3D print...

    Some parts of it may have been better to 3D print while others were too large to reasonably do so. Since this was a personal project I could not warrant subcontracting the printing so I used the...
  8. Andrew, Thank you for the reply. I am familiar...

    Andrew, Thank you for the reply. I am familiar with precision board and I can recommend it for general use. I was working on something that required an incredible amount of detail so I ended up...
  9. Very High Density Foam for Fine Detail Carving

    Does anyone have small (approx 12" x 12" x 0.5") quantities available of some very high density precision HDU foams? Ideally something like General Plastic's FR-4625.

    I am trying to machine parts...
  10. @Chuck, here i tried uploading again: 29395

    @Chuck, here i tried uploading again:

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  11. I am actually making a 3D model / sign for my...

    I am actually making a 3D model / sign for my daughter's room. It looks like a tweaked Disney world castle and will have her name engraved underneath. I have already carved all the main parts out...
  12. Thank you for the quick follow up! @kyle, I...

    Thank you for the quick follow up!

    @kyle, I have tried Corian before but I seem to get somewhat comparable results to ABS plastics where the fine pieces will tend to bend out of the way instead of...
  13. Materials for machining fine detail for model making

    I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for materials for machining very fine details for a model (cutting with 0.01" and 0.03" bits). The larger pieces and majority of the model are...
  14. Joe / Russ, Was not my intent to be rude by...

    Joe / Russ,
    Was not my intent to be rude by any means. This was coming as an urgent request to come up with something for my parent's anniversary this coming weekend. (Mom just requested it...
  15. Russ, that is not exactly what I was looking for...

    Russ, that is not exactly what I was looking for but I think I can make that work. Would it be possible for you to send me the model file for that? We were ideally going for a 3D relief and a...
  16. Looking for help finding 3D model for yard sign

    Hello, I am trying to make a yard sign for my parents and I having trouble finding a suitable model that will work for what they are wanting. I have tried several online 3D clipart libraries but...
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    Brady, I have tried something similar to...

    Brady,
    I have tried something similar to that by using the "fit vectors to bitmap" command in PartWorks, however, that only works for the outside edge and not shapes like mine with an inside...
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    Brady, I am having an issue with some 3D...

    Brady,
    I am having an issue with some 3D models with either straight edges or smooth curved edges getting notches. Even if I turn the step-over distance to something really tiny it still...
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    PartWorks 3D software update

    I have been trying to troubleshoot some issues I have been having with PartWorks 3D and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do a software update on it. (I have version: 1.002)

    I know the regular...
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    First Exterior Sign

    I am looking at making a simple exterior sign for my home owners association and since I have yet to do any exterior signs I was wondering if I could get some advice.

    As of right now I am...
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    I too have been wanting to go, however, I am all...

    I too have been wanting to go, however, I am all the way down in Houston :(
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    I too have had the same issues as Joshua. The...

    I too have had the same issues as Joshua. The problem shown in the first post is one I have had since day one, as expected it is more pronounced the larger the bit you use. I tried several times to...
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    Steve / Brady, I have called every...

    Steve / Brady,
    I have called every distributor I can find nearby and most of them only sell white and occasionally a brushed aluminum finish. As for their website, I am unable to locate any...
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    Steve / Brady, Sounds like Dibond might be a...

    Steve / Brady,

    Sounds like Dibond might be a good alternative... I put in a request for samples and hopefully they will have a finish that will work. Ideally I am looking for a polished brass...
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    Steve / Brady, I haven't tried Dibond, I...

    Steve / Brady,
    I haven't tried Dibond, I actually do not have any experience with it.

    Is there a good place to find out what finishes are available and how much it typically costs?

    Rick,
    I...
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