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    I agree with dlcw. It will depend not only on the...

    I agree with dlcw. It will depend not only on the material, but also the diameter of the cutter. The larger the diameter, the lower the rpm(speeds) should be.
    But it's made up in the amount of...
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    No, a planer or drum sander isn't intended to...

    No, a planer or drum sander isn't intended to flatten, it's to smooth the surface. On both of these machines, the infeed/outfeed rollers will press the cupping out of the board, and as it exits, the...
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    Would a cross-hair laser not work? They can be...

    Would a cross-hair laser not work? They can be mounted to any machine.
  4. Thread: Big Blue lives

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    Which version of Carveco? Is it Carveco, or one...

    Which version of Carveco? Is it Carveco, or one of the Maker lines?
    In my experience, Carveco makes design work horribly difficult, especially compared to Vectric's products.
    The tools are hidden...
  5. Thread: Big Blue lives

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    That material looks like PVC. You should ramp up...

    That material looks like PVC.
    You should ramp up your feeds. It looks like you're producing baby powder vs. chips.
    And if your time stamps indicate run time, you're about 5-5.5 hours over when it...
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    An .stl file should work. Look at D&M.

    An .stl file should work. Look at D&M.
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    There's a classified section for this.

    There's a classified section for this.
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    They seem evenly spaced. Could it be node points?...

    They seem evenly spaced. Could it be node points? Also, I wouldn't export in eps, since I've had issues in doing so. I would export in dxf, because it saves only the vector and not the additional...
  9. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    If you want one option to compare... This is...

    If you want one option to compare...
    This is also a bolt together machine, they have standard and pro versions similar to SB, their machines are expandable to whatever length you want to take them...
  10. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    How would you care for people promoting other...

    How would you care for people promoting other brands on your website?
    You seem to be the only person left, to defend SB.
    If you were actually interested in purchasing a real machine, you would trip...
  11. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    This is a perfect example of what has happened...

    This is a perfect example of what has happened to, and will continue to happen, SB users.
    SB users hit the limitations of SB's capabilities, and there isn't any desire by the company to innovate, or...
  12. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    There aren't many, that are willing to pay the...

    There aren't many, that are willing to pay the price (or any additional price increase) for an erector set cnc.
    When there are solid, proven machines, made in the US, that are equipped with better...
  13. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    This again? SB has fallen into the abyss...

    This again?

    SB has fallen into the abyss concerning upgrading, or improving their platform.
    They are so far behind even the inexpensive hobbyist table top machines, it would require a complete...
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    If you intend to sell this, here or otherwise, it...

    If you intend to sell this, here or otherwise, it would be in your best interest to actually show it, and not post a link.
    There are a lot of people that don't use FB.
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    Guessing it's not so common, if you can't find...

    Guessing it's not so common, if you can't find it.
    It would be pretty easy to model it though. If you have VCP 11.xxx, I believe it has some modeling capability. I'm not sure how extensive though.
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    I cut it from Corian as well. ...

    I cut it from Corian as well.

    https://i.imgur.com/HQ1jFWh.jpg
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    Just one of many projects cut from acrylic. ...

    Just one of many projects cut from acrylic.


    https://i.imgur.com/4R280an.jpg
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    The plexi at BB stores is usually extruded. Get...

    The plexi at BB stores is usually extruded. Get cast from a reputable distributor, and set the feeds high, with slow speeds. There are specific bits for plexi, but a two flute spiral works real well....
  19. The bits aren't the concern with HDU, it's your...

    The bits aren't the concern with HDU, it's your machine. As long as the speeds match the feed, and your getting a smooth cut, run the machine up to it's limitation.
    When cutting 3D, your feeds...
  20. Just an FYI... it's .223/5.56. You have .223/5.6.

    Just an FYI... it's .223/5.56. You have .223/5.6.
  21. Thread: Joe Crumley

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    This is sad news. I was thinking I hadn't seen...

    This is sad news.

    I was thinking I hadn't seen him post in quite awhile a month or so ago. I visited his website and sent him an email. I never received a response, and I hoped he was doing well,...
  22. I've been saying this forever, and I kept getting...

    I've been saying this forever, and I kept getting slapped around. Now, people are starting to open their eyes.
    What happened to what's his name? Came in on a thread, kept saying he was fixing the...
  23. Of course you can. That's exactly what stacked...

    Of course you can. That's exactly what stacked text is. It is not capable of creating 3D, but it can run it.
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    If a bolt-together machine is necessary, there...

    If a bolt-together machine is necessary, there are other more viable options available for that as well. Take a look at the one located in Washington. They offer complete packages, or buy pieces as...
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    Nothing has changed, and there will likely not be...

    Nothing has changed, and there will likely not be a forward path.

    SB has fallen so far behind, that they can't afford to catch up to their competition.
    I noticed SB doesn't list pricing anymore,...
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