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Forum: ShopBotter Message Board Today, 12:08 AM
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Posted By gundog
What is your budget? Sherline makes some small...

What is your budget? Sherline makes some small CNC mills. An Emco is a nice CNC mill. Myself I would buy a larger machine if you have the space. It is easy to make small parts on a large mill but...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-29-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By gundog
This is exactly right make sure you are not...

This is exactly right make sure you are not bottoming out the tool bit in the collet. As the collet is tighten it pulls the bit up inside the spindle if the bit it is bottomed out it can't completely...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-29-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By gundog
They look like a nice clamp I think I am going to...

They look like a nice clamp I think I am going to order some thanks for the link and write up.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By gundog
Remember the larger the bit the less the size of...

Remember the larger the bit the less the size of the plug is so a .5" bit will leave a smaller plug for the dust collector than a 1/4" bit when doing an inside profile. With a 1 5/8" hole I would use...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By gundog
Pretty sad he had a lot of money and probably...

Pretty sad he had a lot of money and probably died making more and never got to play with his hobby of wood working that is what I see.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By gundog
I buy mine from Connecticut Saw & Tools Today. I...

I buy mine from Connecticut Saw & Tools Today. I use Onsrud bits mostly.
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 08-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By gundog
I was option 1 I had a business and was...

I was option 1 I had a business and was outsourcing parts to another business and it was not going well. My machine paid for itself many times over. I was also able to create and perfect many new...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 08-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By gundog
I have used their bearing flush trim bits on my...

I have used their bearing flush trim bits on my manual router table and I like them.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By gundog
I have on one occasion refused to do a project...

I have on one occasion refused to do a project for a guy then he basically begged and I gave in. I had one guy get upset and not order from me and to be honest I am not sure what upset him.

Life...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-24-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By gundog
I charge by the hour + material $50 an hour for...

I charge by the hour + material $50 an hour for design and $100 an hour for the actual work. I then estimate how long it will take sometimes I miss and don't make as much because it takes longer but...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By gundog
Have you tried using air to help get the wood...

Have you tried using air to help get the wood chips out while you are cutting? I added an air nozzle to my old PRS for cutting dovetail slots in plastic and it made a huge difference.

I used an...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 06-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By gundog
Oneida sells metal duct work and has all the...

Oneida sells metal duct work and has all the fittings you need and 4" x 60" duct runs $15 not as cheap as PVC but it is designed for this application.
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 06-07-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By gundog
Russ if you make it up this way I would love to...

Russ if you make it up this way I would love to meet with you and David too.

Mike
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 05-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By gundog
I found the info on the mini PDX show.

I found the info on the mini PDX show.
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 05-31-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By gundog
David, Do you have any information on the...

David,
Do you have any information on the Portland event I sure would like to hear more?

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-30-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By gundog
Thanks Brady.

Thanks Brady.
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By gundog
My controller was changed out soon after it was...

My controller was changed out soon after it was new would the new controller have the serial number? I guess the only serial number is with the controller not on the physical table anywhere is that...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-29-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By gundog
SB serial number???

Anyone know where to find the serial number my machine is a 2008 PRS standard?

Thanks Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-29-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By gundog
Increase your feed or slow down your RPM that bit...

Increase your feed or slow down your RPM that bit according to Onsrud should have .003"-.006" chipload which at that RPM should be .9 - 1.8 IPS @ 18000.

Here is the page for reference. Use the...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-14-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By gundog
Depending on what you plan to cut I would not let...

Depending on what you plan to cut I would not let the crispy bot story stop you from using vacuum many of us use vacuum with no issue. I would never think of going back to clamping or screwing parts...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By gundog
Not a good idea even if you found a bit the...

Not a good idea even if you found a bit the abrasive material would be bad for your machine. Diamond bits would make the cut but I would not do it on your machine IMHO.
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By gundog
Because of the design it is better to have room...

Because of the design it is better to have room on the ends than the sides. If you use vacuum hold down access to the sides is not that important but if you plan to screw or clamp things down you...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By gundog
I do not spin the spindle when using the laser...

I do not spin the spindle when using the laser edge finder. I very rarely use them any more on the mill the wiggler is more accurate and on the SB I have the 0, 0 corner setup with the prox switches...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By gundog
I would not want one of my grandchildren in that...

I would not want one of my grandchildren in that bed, elevated bed and toddler don't go together IMHO.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 05-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By gundog
Another method used by machinst is to use a piece...

Another method used by machinst is to use a piece of paper or tape bewteen the bit and the work piece. Move up slow with the spindle turning until it tears the paper or tape. Measure tape or paper...
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