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    Yaskawa speed control doesn't power on.

    I have an Alpha PRS about 10 years old. I've had issues with starting the CNC for a long time. On initial startup the control software (3.8.42) would state the reset on the remote pendant needs...
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    Brady. I've done a lot of onion skin cutting...

    Brady.

    I've done a lot of onion skin cutting with maybe 80% satisfaction on results. You mentioned above "ut 90% through all of your parts first, then go back full depth with minimal cutter to...
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    HS Marching Band Prop.

    My daughters high school band needed a cover wagon for their band competition. They had a cart that was converted to the main wagon, but lacked the details of an old wagon. I added the wagon wheels...
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    It is a Whiteside 60 degree solid carbide v bit. ...

    It is a Whiteside 60 degree solid carbide v bit. The part number is 1541. 1/4" diameter.
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    V-Carve picture frame. Cherry, Curly Maple.

    This is a picture frame I made recently. I traced the images using Aspire. V-carved all of them with a 60 degree v bit.

    The finish is Minwax antique finishing oil and Minwax Ebony stain. I used...
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    How to recover a corrupt file.

    I have a customer file I used about a year ago. I recently tried to open it in Aspire. The error message "file failed to open" code 1. is what I get.

    I have all the cut files. I need to...
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    Drawing size does not match cut size.

    I have an irregular shaped piece that I need to cut a groove (dado) into on 3 sides. The black wave shape is my photo. The white line just inside the perimeter is my toolpath objective. I have done...
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    Gerald I thought the same thing. But i...

    Gerald

    I thought the same thing. But i thought by using the original vectors, if I was off, it would fit at least one way nice. I will go back and look that the corners line up. Good tip.
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    Steve, I've used that feature before and it works...

    Steve, I've used that feature before and it works well. I need this jig to do some inlays on some fairly large uneven slabs. So I could use the handheld to create the pockets and CNC in punchout all...
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    radius on a vector

    I am making a jig for cutting butterfly inlays using a handheld router. I have made the jig. When I made the drawing I only drew one corner, I then mirroed it to keep all the corners the same. Now I...
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    Try and highlight all the vectors so they turn...

    Try and highlight all the vectors so they turn pink and see if any area is a darker shade. This would mean you have 2 lines on top of each other. One may be only a partial segment.
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    Vacuum pod valves

    Does anyone know where to buy these valves if I want to make my own pods.
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    Mahogany Bar Top

    Here are some pictures of a Mahogany Bar top we made a few months ago. The contractor supplied some OSB templates that did not match anything, but the architect had it drawn in Autocad so I was able...
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    Wedding weather station

    I carved this for a customer who made it for his son as a wedding gift. Their names are down either side. The date is in the middle and some bells at the top. The hardest part of this project was the...
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    This works well. Used it on signs,picture frames, large wall clocks and mirrors. I like your drawing, worth a thousand words.
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    Previous post on prices?

    I read awhile back in one of the threads about pricing and now can't seem to locate it. I usually bookmark good items for future reference, but at the time I wasn't planning on making a lot of signs....
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    I don't see the desks on the 100K site either.

    I don't see the desks on the 100K site either.
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    Feed rate for Plexiglass

    Moving away from hardwoods in this job. I need to cut a groove in some 1/2" thick plexiglass. The groove is .078 x .125 deep. I have a .078 spiral solid carbide end mill and plan on stepping down...
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    David, What brand or model of central vac...

    David,

    What brand or model of central vac motor did you use?
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    Spindle collets

    I am working on a job that will require the use of a bit with a 3/16" shank. I have a 2.2 hp spindle with 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 collets. Does anyone know if there is an adapter available or a 3/16 collet.
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    Thanks for posting. I have had some COM issues...

    Thanks for posting. I have had some COM issues also and this is good to know.
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    The customer sent me a picture of the real piece....

    The customer sent me a picture of the real piece. It is not slotted different on 2 sides. Now I can use a t slot bit as long as I hold the piece on an angle like David says.
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    Machining odd shaped part?

    This piece is 3/4" thick x 2 1/8" wide and 4' long. Red Oak. Its 3/8" thick on the thin side and has a 3/4" wide flat on top. It has a t slot that is angled differently on both ends. Not sure if this...
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    Thanks guys. That is what I was looking for.

    Thanks guys. That is what I was looking for.
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    Micro Dovetail bit

    Has anyone seen a dovetail bit the is around 3/16 diameter at the bottom. It is used to hold a weather strip into a boat hatch. I've look at Magnate, CMT, Centurion, Onsurd, Whiteside.
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