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    Those are very nice and interesting Steve. Good...

    Those are very nice and interesting Steve. Good work.
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    I have the smaller Festool which I purchased for...

    I have the smaller Festool which I purchased for a specific installation. It works great though I don’t use it a lot. I have done a 7’ long miter in plywood with it. Really a fine saw.
  3. Thread: New Spindle

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    I have had a 3.5KW Chinese spindle for over 5...

    I have had a 3.5KW Chinese spindle for over 5 years with no problems. I love it and am thinking of buying another just to have a spare.
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    There is no right answer. It is like "I can't...

    There is no right answer. It is like "I can't decide between a Ford and a Chevy." There is unlikely to be a blinding light on the way to Damascus.

    If you are using VCP then maybe Aspire is the way...
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    The conference is coming up this weekend.

    The conference is coming up this weekend.
  6. That's not only a good find but it is actually...

    That's not only a good find but it is actually Steve's work from a previous presentation of his.
  7. If you have Aspire I think that you can model the...

    If you have Aspire I think that you can model the cut and then do a 3d finishing pass with the specified bit and Aspire should calculate the offset.
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    I guess I don't get it. You got really good with...

    I guess I don't get it. You got really good with an illegal copy of Aspire and used it without authorization for five years. Now you want a program that does what Aspire does but for substantially...
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    2019 Austin Cnc Conference

    The 2019 Austin Cnc Conference (formerly Camp Shopbot) will be held March 22 & 23. Here is the poster/announcement. Please contact me at wayne@lockedesign.net with questions.
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    I replaced my PC with a 3kw (4hp) Chinese spindle...

    I replaced my PC with a 3kw (4hp) Chinese spindle a few years ago and have been extremely happy. The spindle was about $300 off of eBay and I purchased an Hitachi vfd for another about $300. The...
  11. Thread: Wave Panel

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    I don’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade but Joe’s...

    I don’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade but Joe’s post made me go back and look at the drawing. I’m assuming that the grain goes horizontally across the 27” dimension which will result in 62” in the...
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    Tell the architect that you will bill for the...

    Tell the architect that you will bill for the rendering. Just the thought of paying often clarifies things. You can bet that the architect does not give renderings away. As a general proposition you...
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    Select “Vector Boundary” on the toolpath fill in...

    Select “Vector Boundary” on the toolpath fill in sheet I and it will machine inside the selected vector.
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    Here is a chair which I made last year. Every...

    Here is a chair which I made last year. Every part was primarily shaped on the SB.http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32170&stc=1
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    I use a 3 KW air cooled Chinese spindle which has...

    I use a 3 KW air cooled Chinese spindle which has worked very well for at least 5 years (I can't remember exactly when I bought it). I bought the spindle sans vfd and purchased an Hitachi vfd. I have...
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    If you put non rotating casters on the back edge...

    If you put non rotating casters on the back edge (inside the structure to hide it) the podium can be tilted backwards slightly and wheel barreled wherever you want. I have used this method on...
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    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31239&stc=1
  18. I am someone who uses the indexer. It is not a...

    I am someone who uses the indexer. It is not a tool which you could build a turning business around. There are much more efficient machines for that. However, I build bespoke furniture and it is an...
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    Here is the Austin Cnc lineup at this point....

    Here is the Austin Cnc lineup at this point.
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31199&stc=1
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    2018 Austin CNC Confab Current Presentation...

    2018 Austin CNC Confab
    Current Presentation lineup & info

    The 2018 Austin CNC Confab will be held Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3 at my shop in Austin at 9000 Feather Hill Rd., Austin, TX...
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    Not to be a Ludite but if you have a template why...

    Not to be a Ludite but if you have a template why not just lay the pieces out and bandsaw the blanks. It seems more direct and faster to me.
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    2018 Austin CNC Confab

    This year the camp/CNC Confab will be held March 2 & 3.

    Here is the announcement.



    2018 Austin CNC Confab

    The 2018 Austin CNC Confab will be held Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3 at...
  23. I created a fluting tool path in Aspire and used...

    I created a fluting tool path in Aspire and used an eBay purchased 4mm straight bit.
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    Any solution is a compromise , otherwise the...

    Any solution is a compromise , otherwise the choice would be easy and obvious. I do different things and have different requirements than Brady (and probably most SB'ers) and am not suggesting this...
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    I just replaced the mdf plenum and kept the two...

    I just replaced the mdf plenum and kept the two 3/4” birch ply sub base so that the hdpe structural concerns are not really an issue. The thermal expansion being 20 times that of steel doesn’t really...
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