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    Brady, Using the photo method, with the...

    Brady,

    Using the photo method, with the camera focused squarely, can you give me an idea of the tolerances to be expected if 2D replicating an organic shape 1.5" thick x 10" wide x 48" long? I'm...
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    Digitizing physical objects, 2D and 3D

    Hello,

    I have questions on other's experiance with probing/scanning in both 2D and 3D, and what seems to be the better method or technology currently available. I am talking about the situation...
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    Jack, Sorry about the lack of information. It is...

    Jack,
    Sorry about the lack of information. It is frustrating when customers don't give as much information as they can. This was a job I hesitated to commit to, but thought I'd help him make a...
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    I just put it out there in case someone can help...

    I just put it out there in case someone can help this man. I don't have the full prints, and I decided not to tackle the job. I would have needed to cut them out 3 axis, then sand the bevels on the...
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    5 Axis owner open to custom work?

    I had a request to cut 4200 relatively small pieces out of 7/16" plywood, having various beveled edges. Too many bevels to get custom tools, so the five axis should fit the bill. If interested,...
  6. If you happen to be close to SE PA we may have...

    If you happen to be close to SE PA we may have one available for you to use, or are you looking at a lease to buy situation?
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    I expect the original piece was steam bent, then...

    I expect the original piece was steam bent, then machined with conventional woodworking tools. I hoped to find a replacement part at one of the suppliers below. I didn't see the exact part, but it...
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    Thanks Brady, We grounded the dust hose as...

    Thanks Brady,
    We grounded the dust hose as suggested. So far all's well.
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    Lost connection, how to avoid?

    we have recently cut a new vacuum grid into mdf. We had several instances of lost communication, which hasn't been much of a problem over the last months. It seems to happen more readily while...
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    We would be glad to talk to you about supplying...

    We would be glad to talk to you about supplying the curved pieces used at the top. We specialize in solid wood steam bent components. The bed spindles look like they might be dowels, which we also...
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    HSD versus Columbo

    We have an application where we're considering a new Shopbot. We'll be cutting hardwoods, cutting many parts from 7/8" solid stock. Which spindle would you recomend? Why?
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    Page 6 of the pdf does show the basic idea. I had...

    Page 6 of the pdf does show the basic idea. I had seen Oscar's pictures, the new machines are quite different, I'm glad I learned of this.

    I had asked Shopbot for pictures and was told they are...
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    I will need to "bend" the powerstick and table in...

    I will need to "bend" the powerstick and table in order to remain perpendicular while machining curved panels. Pictures of the drive and powerstick, along with any guides or supports would be...
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    Buddy Pictures, Table drive mechanics

    Hello,

    I'm considering a Buddy 48 for a special project that would require modifications to the table and drive system, does anyone have pictures available of the mechanical components and their...
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    Our satisfaction with the ALPHA upgrade was...

    Our satisfaction with the ALPHA upgrade was similar to Gene's.

    Mike,
    If you do the upgrade and don't like it, we'll buy the machine. Only, you need to deliver it.
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    Dave, We use an onsrud 2.5" insert cutter...

    Dave,

    We use an onsrud 2.5" insert cutter for surfacing; we also see some or the ridges you describe when running at a nearly maximum stepover. You might try reducing stepover, then find a way...
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    I haven't tried this one, but from the...

    I haven't tried this one, but from the description it looks good;
    http://www.hersaf.com/shop/index.php/action/category/id/7/subid/14/
    I doubt that a better value will be found in insert cutters.
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    Dave, You may want to verify that your...

    Dave,

    You may want to verify that your router is perfectly perpendicular with the table. A slight tilt will produce the results you describe. Surfacing the table with a very slightly overlapping...
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    Thank you to those who replied both on and off...

    Thank you to those who replied both on and off forum. I have passed contact info on to the customer, allowing them to take it from there.
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    Carved fence pickets as a fund raiser

    I had someone seeking personalized fence pickets to be sold as a fundraiser for a playground. It should be a simple job, if we weren't so busy already. Is anyone close to Lancaster, PA looking for...
  21. Protective coating for the sanded edge of OSB board

    I have an application where I need to add a protective coating to the sanded edge of shapes laminated of multiple layers of ¾” OSB board. The goals are both waterproofing and wear resistance. Due to...
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    If you find the sales to support the increased...

    If you find the sales to support the increased production you will find the ShopBot upgrade paying for itself faster than you can anticipate. We continue to be amazed at the improvement in both speed...
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    Our upgrade actually was fairly smooth, although...

    Our upgrade actually was fairly smooth, although some instructions may have saved calls to ShopBot. My 14 year old son accomplished most of it on his own.

    Now for the really good part:
    The...
  24. Henrik, Depending on your taste, you might...

    Henrik,

    Depending on your taste, you might be interested in gates David Buchsbaum uses in his shop. I searched, without success, for some pictures he had posted of a dust gate he made on the...
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    Henrick,

    Sorry about the delay in reply.
    This company works in Sweden;
    http://www.danthermfiltration.com/Products/Shaker_and_other_filters-9.aspx

    I did not consult my charts, but your...
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