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    Ok.. I think I got it..?but I want to reply in...

    Ok.. I think I got it..?but I want to reply in case it may help someone later..
    When checking problems earlier, SB had me slow my indexer down pretty slow.. When programming, I had only a .01 in...
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    slow z and y movement.. please help

    Hey guys.. I've had a few of you guys already helping me, and had SB guys helping, but still having fits.. Originally, I was trying to turn a profile on the indexer.. but lost comm at the same spot...
  3. Thread: lathe or indexer

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    Thanks guys.. I am really wanting symmetrical...

    Thanks guys.. I am really wanting symmetrical round turnings..like spindles, etc.. But you guys are right in that in the future, I may want more detailed turnings.. who knows.. I have been buying the...
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    lathe or indexer

    Hey all.. I've been cutting 2D with ply for about 3-4 years.. I am interested in cutting simple profiles for table legs ranging from 12-32 inches in length.. maybe 4 up to 12 inches in diameter.. No...
  5. Thread: carve speeds

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    thanks for the replies. I use good ply, and it...

    thanks for the replies. I use good ply, and it is painted.. I am currently cutting at 3ips... and not looking for a "dramatic" increase in speed.. It has been fine for 2 years cutting up to 10...
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    thanks. I have a 4g control board. at about 78%...

    thanks. I have a 4g control board. at about 78% communication. Mostly carving words.. Most are not that detailed. about 2.5-3"
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    Thanks for the input.. I am already carving in...

    Thanks for the input.. I am already carving in the plywood,, Have been doing so for about 2 years. I am just curious whether I can go faster than 3ips.
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    carve speeds

    Hey all.. just a quick question. I have a PRT standard with a porter cable router. I am doing some carving in 3/4" ply only between .15 - .20" in depth. I am using a 90 degree v bit. I am carving...
  9. Thread: sound reduction

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    Thanks David. I called the zoning commissioner...

    Thanks David. I called the zoning commissioner and we are going to do some tests to see how loud it will be. The restaurant is really a small pizza place only 40 feet deep.. my section would be...
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    Thanks guys.. It's looking like my best bet is to...

    Thanks guys.. It's looking like my best bet is to look for more of an industrial location or build a shop outside my home.. Just gonna have to wait for the time being.. Thanks for all the honesty!
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    Thanks Ken. One catch is that our business is...

    Thanks Ken. One catch is that our business is not all production. We do some light assembly, but a retail location is definitely needed. This location just is very inexpensive, perfect location,...
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    thanks Steve. Do you think building a wall...

    thanks Steve. Do you think building a wall around the SB.. combined with the 12" concrete can eliminate most of the squealing sounds?
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    sound reduction

    Hey all.. needing some advice. Have an opportunity to expand our business. Producing out of our home now, but have a chance to rent a "much Larger" area. We will be wholesaling and retailing. ...
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    thanks guys.. Definitely not the collet.. Ron.....

    thanks guys.. Definitely not the collet..
    Ron.. I'm not sure what the Z pinion grub screw is.?

    Ken.. the moves and jogs both go equal distance.. it is in the long cuts that have the gradual...
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    Z axis losing depth

    Ok guys.. been a while since I've been here.. but.. I have an older PRS standard with a 4g control box..when doing a longer carve: 45 mins or longer, at the end of the cut, the Z is between .25 and...
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    Thanks guys.. I'll take a look at these..

    Thanks guys.. I'll take a look at these..
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    Looking for vectors

    Hey all.. Does anyone know where i can find a good selection of cross vectors? we are looking for some intricate designs, but are having a hard time finding what we are looking for.. Thanks alot.
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    Ok... down to thinkin it's the driver.. I...

    Ok... down to thinkin it's the driver.. I switched motors with the x and the problem stayed on Y.. so, calling shopbot... no more 4G board.. I called expecting to choke out $1700... but now the new...
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    Hey Jim.. seems like the pinion is tight with...

    Hey Jim.. seems like the pinion is tight with enough tension. I switched the Y cable with one of the x cables.. so one of the X cables controlling the Y motor.. with a little resistance, it still...
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    Ok Jack.. I did the air cut and with a very...

    Ok Jack.. I did the air cut and with a very slight resistance in Y, it stops like it does while cutting material.. did ok in X direction, but stops in Y.. even while jogging..
    does this sound like...
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    Thanks Jack.. the speeds are the same.. I tried a...

    Thanks Jack.. the speeds are the same.. I tried a new serial cable... the IO Gear SB recommends.. still didn't work.. It doesn't really bog down.. i thought it did.. just seems like it cause the bit...
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    Hey Erik.. I'll try the cable.. Do you mean try a...

    Hey Erik.. I'll try the cable.. Do you mean try a diff PC router or another computer? I don't have another router, but i'll try a different computer.. I have it on a laptop. I'll try another one. I...
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    ok.. I am officially giving up.. I checked...

    ok.. I am officially giving up.. I checked everything that i could and still nothing.. I let the machine go through the file with the router up, and it ran thru the file... but with the router in the...
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    Thats awesome..I'll have to call on Monday.. I...

    Thats awesome..I'll have to call on Monday.. I really think that is my problem.. I haven't been able to go faster than 1.0 ips without it skipping around terribly.. Do you think that if the drivers...
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    Thanks guys.. the machine is grounded and seems...

    Thanks guys.. the machine is grounded and seems to be in square.. I was able to cut just fine at a slow pace a few days ago..I'll recheck everything to make sure.. the original owner told me that he...
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