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    Here is an example of what they are cutting

    Here is an example of what they are cutting
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    Pearl and abalone dust is not toxic, but it is...

    Pearl and abalone dust is not toxic, but it is very unhealthy to breathe. The particles are sharp edged and the lungs find it difficult to expel them, resulting in silicosis, a nasty, debilitating...
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    Desktops at the C.F. Martin guitar factory

    In the Custom Shop area of the Martin guitar plant there were two ShopBot desktops being used to cut pearl and abalone. They were using Aspire as the CAD/CAM software.
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    That is a good price. I really like small...

    That is a good price.

    I really like small machines. Unfortunately I don't have room for another.
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    I think you will be pleased with the point...

    I think you will be pleased with the point roundover. A large ballnose also works well with the indexer.

    Using vectors that are close together will "overlap" when cut deep enough and generate...
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    If you are interested, it is possible to do this...

    If you are interested, it is possible to do this design using 2D toolpaths and a larger diameter form tool (point roundover). That way it could be machined in about 30-40 minutes.
  7. According to the spec sheet: Cutting Length...

    According to the spec sheet:


    Cutting Length
    1.25 inches
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    Your carvings are beautiful.

    Your carvings are beautiful.
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    Another limestone piece: 15.5x22...

    Another limestone piece: 15.5x22
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32076&stc=1
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    I went to a nearby stone wholesaler to see if...

    I went to a nearby stone wholesaler to see if they had remnants or cutoffs. They don't do any fabrication, but they directed me to an industrial park about a half mile aware where there are a dozen...
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    Yes. Normally I'd just use my dull bits from...

    Yes. Normally I'd just use my dull bits from woodworking. However, I didn't have any and I didn't want to use a brand new tapered long reach 1/8" on stone.

    I had an 8 pack of bits that I bought...
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    Seahorse in Limestone

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32059&stc=1http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32060&stc=1

    At my first Camp Shopbot there was discussion about...
  13. The wrapped preview in Aspire is much better now...

    The wrapped preview in Aspire is much better now than it was in V2.5. You should definitely checkout out the trial version to see for yourself.
  14. That is what I am hoping to change. This is why I...

    That is what I am hoping to change. This is why I am asking.
  15. What keeps you from using your indexer/rotary/4th axis?

    I have a similar thread on the Vectric forum, but I wanted to post here in just to get better coverage.


    I'm putting together some training material on wrapped rotary machining. I'd like to hear...
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    That is a great project. I'm looking forward to...

    That is a great project. I'm looking forward to seeing the Waterfall Bubinga headboard.
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    >How much better is Aspire. What can it do? As...

    >How much better is Aspire. What can it do?
    As mentioned before one of the key things is the ability to create models. If you are already doing that in another program the you have that covered...
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    Try this: ShopBot Command Reference...

    Try this: ShopBot Command Reference
    And this manual references the C2 and C3 commands: ShopBot Users Guide
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    I'll be in Santa Barbara the weekend of 9/30. Is...

    I'll be in Santa Barbara the weekend of 9/30. Is it possible to look at the machine then?
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    Is the spindle 110V or 220V?

    Is the spindle 110V or 220V?
  21. Is the spindle 110V or 220V?

    Is the spindle 110V or 220V?
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    Brady does fine work. I had him do a scan for me.

    Brady does fine work. I had him do a scan for me.
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    I am interested but I would need the unit shipped...

    I am interested but I would need the unit shipped to me. I am in Northern California. You can email me at randall at 222artisans dot com
  24. I'm using AutoDesk Fusion 360 as well

    I'm using AutoDesk Fusion 360 as well
  25. It looks similar to the CMT 849.501.11 ...

    It looks similar to the CMT 849.501.11


    Diameter
    1-1/8"


    Cutting Length
    3/4"
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