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    Shopbot has a laser pointer in thier shop. Laser...

    Shopbot has a laser pointer in thier shop. Laser Pointer
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    $ 150.00 USD

    IDK about the software mentioned but wouldn't you have to let the machine scan the full material to be routed to...
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    Thanks all. Once I get something complete I'll...

    Thanks all. Once I get something complete I'll post a pic or two. The pre-thanksgiving rush hasn't ended so I only have a few hours each way to play around with non-work projects.
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    BTW, what feed rates and rotation speeds do you...

    BTW, what feed rates and rotation speeds do you use to flatten slabs? i did a piece of Fir last evening and ran it at 3.5 IPS with12500 RPM. I think I could have run it much faster but since it...
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    8ball, I was afraid of that. As i said in the...

    8ball,

    I was afraid of that. As i said in the OP, I'm more experienced with metal and illuminated signs. Working with wood is fairly new territory for me. I do have a couple of surfacing bits...
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    planer or drum sander or...?

    Folks,

    I've been playing around with doing some v-carved items. it's not that I want to sell stuff at craft fairs. i know a few people who already do that an am looking to sell "stuff"...
  6. Interesting info that I'll keep on file. I use...

    Interesting info that I'll keep on file. I use an OLD rotary converter for my sheet metal shear, if only because that's what it came with.
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    upcut or downcut for HDU

    So, for cutting out letters (usually in 20 lb material) and also the release cuts on finished signs - upcut or downcut when cutting HDU? When I cut aluminum I use an upcut Amana single flute bit to...
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    "Getting it to pass code and signage regulations...

    "Getting it to pass code and signage regulations is the hard part. After flailing around for a couple of weeks, I gave up. Best to leave that stuff to the professionals."

    Getting sign permits (an...
  9. Ah, just the opposite of what I would have done. ...

    Ah, just the opposite of what I would have done. i'll give it a try.

    Thanks!!!
  10. v carving and routing incised letters in plastic sheets

    Hi all

    i've been playing around with doing some v-carving in left over plexiglass that i have around the shop. I do a lot of electrical signs and often have cut-offs that never seem to get used...
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    Drumguy I've been making/installing signs for...

    Drumguy

    I've been making/installing signs for almost 50 years. The first thing your friend needs to do it contact the local township zoning/building department. Believe it or not, signs are...
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    I'll try exporting as a DXF instead of EPS. I...

    I'll try exporting as a DXF instead of EPS. I just automatically default to EPS because that's how I've exported files for cutting sign vinyl for decades. Shopbot Support mentioned that i should...
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    gouges in background of pocket file

    I've been having issues with my Z position and it turned out to be a loose connection. Having corrected that i did some tests. I have a 6' x 10' PRS aphla, ATC (though have been running it in...
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    I'm still pretty new to using my toy but recently...

    I'm still pretty new to using my toy but recently cut faces for illuminated letters out of 3/16" white acrylic. I used a 1/4" two flute end mill from Carbide Tool Source (~$5 a bit) and they are USA...
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    I cut d-bond (other brands of ACM but still the...

    I cut d-bond (other brands of ACM but still the same stuff) for the backs of channel letters and yes it cuts easily, even with cheap bits. I can't use it for this application because we had to weld...
  16. How fast is too fast for a 1/4" bullnose bit in HDU?

    I'm working on a personal project and am cutting some 3D characters from 20lb HDU. For the roughing pass (1/2" end mill) I was running it at 6 IPS and am doing the same for the two finish passes...
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    basic push-thru illuminated signs

    Since this forum doesn't seem to get much "love", i thought I'd post a couple of pictures of what i'm doing with my new toy. We have to make 62 of these for a mall in downtown Philly. Most will be...
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    I didn't know there was a FB page for shopbot. ...

    I didn't know there was a FB page for shopbot. I really don't use FB all that much but will check it out. i really think that message boards are going the way of the dinosaurs because of FB and...
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    Yes, I bought a new machine. 6' x 10' PRS-alpha...

    Yes, I bought a new machine. 6' x 10' PRS-alpha with a 5hp 3 phase spindle and ATC and vacuum hold-down plus the Aspire software. Buying American made (even if they outsource the motors, etc.) is...
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    Folks, Lots of food for thought. Thank you! ...

    Folks,

    Lots of food for thought. Thank you!

    i did rework the file and made it a baked 3d model, then re-cut. It would have been just about perfect except that I forgot that when I baked the...
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    Hi all, Thanks for the info. I've attached a...

    Hi all,
    Thanks for the info. I've attached a screen shot of the nodes from a small section. They "look" smooth enough. If you zoom in you can see how jagged the original imported file was. This...
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    first cuts with new shopbot - ragged edges

    Hi all,

    After much trials and tribulations i've finally gotten this beastie up and running. While I'll be doing mostly aluminum cutting for signs, I had some HDU to play with. See the attached...
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    I'm probably too late but...

    I'm probably too late but letterheadsignsupply.com has tutorials as well as selling leaf, paints and other supplies. If you are putting gold into carved letters it's not really that hard. One...
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    10 ft table - rail length?

    Hi all,

    After nearly a year I've finally gotten electricians (needed several to get this done - looong story) I've finally gotten this dang machine (6' x 10' PRS-alpha with ATC) set up and...
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    What are you folks cutting that caused the...

    What are you folks cutting that caused the machine to catch fire? Or was it the materials?
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