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    If you mix a tablespoon of lye (red devil lye...

    If you mix a tablespoon of lye (red devil lye from the grocery store,or whatever) with a quart of water you can produce the same reaction on cherry in a few hours. The water raises the grain, so...
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    That is really cool joinery, Bill! We’ve got a...

    That is really cool joinery, Bill! We’ve got a desktop max, but I’m a novice Cnc driver. I have many dovetail jigs, but none of them come close to the joinery you’re creating. I’ll lurk with interest...
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    That is super cool

    That is super cool
  4. I wish I’d this thread before we owned one. Still...

    I wish I’d this thread before we owned one. Still fumbling through the SB learning curve, but it’s pretty clear that the 4th axis will remain entombed in it's packing crate
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    +1 more vote for vertical plywood storage. The...

    +1 more vote for vertical plywood storage. The only shops I've ever been in that had horizontal sheet storage that made any sense used a forklift to move units. Or had a auto sheet loader for their...
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    Looks like it'll be a nice bed! How did you cut...

    Looks like it'll be a nice bed! How did you cut the mortises?
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    I have no experience with the Z extension, but...

    I have no experience with the Z extension, but there is such an upgrade available. I believe it gets you 9 1/2" of Z. We just received the desktop with the indexer, and I haven't done much more than...
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    That's a really cool cribbage board! I had a...

    That's a really cool cribbage board! I had a friend attempt one with my drill press a week ago on a piece of juniper that ended in disaster. I'm really looking forward to playing with the shopbot!...
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    That's beautiful work, as always, Joe. Clear...

    That's beautiful work, as always, Joe. Clear straight grained wood like that is rare
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    I, too, am fascinated by the quality of wood that...

    I, too, am fascinated by the quality of wood that can be found lying around. Our construction projects often involve removing trees, and cutting them up for woodturning bowls consumes more time than...
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    Hi Ron, I'd guess a sign that size weighs...

    Hi Ron,

    I'd guess a sign that size weighs about 120#, so 4x4's will easily support that weight. The wind load is harder to calculate, because that depends on how high the sign is mounted, and how...
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    Thanks guys, for all the help! I'm actually...

    Thanks guys, for all the help! I'm actually leaning towards the desktop max with the spindle and software, now. I'd spend most of my allocated funds on a small alpha, with no money left for a spindle...
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    I don't know how to quote text from other...

    I don't know how to quote text from other messages
    I'm confused by "if you want to just cut 3-D design others make, go with vcarve pro, if you want to create 3-D designs, go with aspire"
    I thought...
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    Thank you Daniel, for typing all that out. It...

    Thank you Daniel, for typing all that out. It really does help to realize that most people are using the software that comes with the machine. And that most of the references are to a vcarve family...
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    Thank you for the responses, I'll try to address...

    Thank you for the responses, I'll try to address the questions and suggestions to the degree that I understand them.
    Tim, I had not considered subcontracting the design work, mostly because I...
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    Thank you, Russ, that certainly would make a...

    Thank you, Russ, that certainly would make a stable mount!
    The first operation in cutting a stock (at least using conventional methods) is to cut the receiver pocket, which means cutting through...
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    Thanks Steve, that is reassuring. I am not, by...

    Thanks Steve, that is reassuring. I am not, by any means, an experienced operator. I hope to someday become one ;)
    I'm assuming "onionskin" is what it sounds like, (I searched the forum, and the...
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    Thank you Scott. Those links were very helpful. I...

    Thank you Scott. Those links were very helpful. I can see how Weston's mod works, and it's impressive. I understand conceptually how the indexer works, and it would definitely make the shape easier...
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    Newbie looking for advice on SB selection

    Greetings all,
    I am in the lurking stage of buying a shopbot, and was hoping to get some advice about which machine to purchase.
    Primarily I think it would be used for 3D relief work, but I'm new...
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    I am a complete novice with cnc, so I had no idea...

    I am a complete novice with cnc, so I had no idea that level of finish detail was possible. Those 3D images are amazing! Forgive my ignorance, but is it difficult to create the file for those images?...
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    Looking for insight near billings,mt

    Thinking of taking the leap, and wondering if there's anyone near Billings, MT with a shopbot who wouldn't mind providing some guidance
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    That's a cool looking sign! Theres lots of...

    That's a cool looking sign! Theres lots of potential for future sales as wedding gifts there.
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