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    I built the "black box" ala Gary C about 10 years...

    I built the "black box" ala Gary C about 10 years ago. This means :
    - A single concentrated vacuum source, containing all 4 motors
    - switched in pairs = minimum 2 running at a time (~15-16 amps...
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    My PRS Alpha 9660 has 120", so I'd say your rails...

    My PRS Alpha 9660 has 120", so I'd say your rails are about .25" too long.:p
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    Tracy, Not terribly unusual - from past posts,...

    Tracy,
    Not terribly unusual - from past posts, I understand it's almost inevitable. Also recall replacement not too complicated - I'd contact Shopbot support to see if they can help or direct you...
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    2 points: 1> I had recent problems similar to...

    2 points:
    1> I had recent problems similar to yours. SB support advised full remove/reinstall of SB3, then, if still experiencing issues, based on age, my control computer internal hardware was...
  5. Thread: Better Interface

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    No. I talked to them a few months ago, and Buddy...

    No. I talked to them a few months ago, and Buddy let slip that any time now they'd be introducing a dedicated control computer, able to be retrofit inside your control box.
    My control computer is...
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    Precisely my condition and resultant behavior. ...

    Precisely my condition and resultant behavior.
    I guess loosing our faculties as we age is nature's cruel lesson; enjoy what you got, while you got it, 'cause it will be going away. Eventually. If I...
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    I'd have responded sooner, but I've been looking...

    I'd have responded sooner, but I've been looking for my glasses all day. Which, of course, were hanging in my shirt collar. :o

    jeff
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    About 9 years ago, a post here taught me how to...

    About 9 years ago, a post here taught me how to go from Sketchup to V-carve/Aspire, version not being a factor with either product. Reality is, when Vectric attempted to get this rolling smoothly,...
  9. Thread: Z-Depth Trouble

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    Questions and points not yet addressed: Did...

    Questions and points not yet addressed:

    Did the previous owner have these issues ? Sounds like they are actively helping you, assuming they're decent enough to help = they'd let you know,...
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    Neither one of those. Much too thick, unless...

    Neither one of those. Much too thick, unless you're trying to hold down corrugated material. I suppose, if you're dropping it into a groove and need to reach back up out of that trench, but that's...
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    Clarification: the "cheapie" in the finish room...

    Clarification: the "cheapie" in the finish room is a micro regulator/separator from Horrible Freight.
    If you want best quality, I reach for Milton brand, which is the larger initial separator at...
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    I recommend you call SB for clarification. Oilers...

    I recommend you call SB for clarification. Oilers are often placed in compressed air lines for certain air tools that require a regular amount to operate, such as larger industrial machines utilizing...
  13. Same scenario here. Too many cross-contamination...

    Same scenario here. Too many cross-contamination issues with coverage, so more and more, the family package big name type insurers avoid us like the plague. Liability issues cost them the most legal...
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    Good point! I'll modify my search and see what I...

    Good point! I'll modify my search and see what I can find.

    Meanwhile, Tom at SB just called back. Machines are changing regularly, based on availability, etc. They're quoting a Dell Vostro 3400...
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    Thanks for all the responses. Checking things...

    Thanks for all the responses. Checking things out.



    Exactly. That's the kind of asinine garbage I'm talking about. I'll be running the opposite direction from that one. (though I appreciate...
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    New control computer, win 10, 2021

    As my current control tower (8 yr old Asus, i5) becomes more unreliable, I'm looking for recommendations.

    I've bought 2 new machines in the last 1-5 months, and boy, things damn near don't...
  17. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    Yeah- I've been aware of the hole drilling...

    Yeah- I've been aware of the hole drilling reducing spindle life warning. Bought a PRS Alpha new from SB with HSD 2.5HP spindle. 2-3 manual tool changes average for 3/4"cab parts (5mm holes,...
  18. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    Yes, I highly recommend it. Like you, I used .25...

    Yes, I highly recommend it. Like you, I used .25 bits to cut 1/2 and 3/4" plys for many years. A few years ago, I gleaned through some posts that perhaps I should go to 3/8, and tried it. Never...
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    Well, considering the 7518 has vanished from the...

    Well, considering the 7518 has vanished from the face of the internet...

    All I've found are 3 choices: Bora PM-P254 (available almost anywhere EXCEPT Amazon? wierd...)
    ...
  20. Thread: Forum Jibberish

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    Refer to my reply to your related question in the...

    Refer to my reply to your related question in the test area. These two issues go hand in hand - must search outside forum to get best results, but then you get the odd symbols interjected.
    Been...
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    This has been an ongoing / recurring topic for a...

    This has been an ongoing / recurring topic for a decade+.
    It's just the way it is.
    = Google your topic, including Shopbot Forum in the search, and you'll get there.
    Coincides with another...
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    Hi Phil - I'd highly recommend Sketchup. They...

    Hi Phil - I'd highly recommend Sketchup. They still have a free version. Oops - looks like it only opens skp jpg and png's. Always a catch.
    However, if anyone you know has a paid version, you could...
  23. Machine can run home and land reasonably close to...

    Machine can run home and land reasonably close to precise location, even with worn pinions. However, once a bit is spinning against the workpiece, all kinds of torque is applied, and loose/worn gears...
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    Lamination. Use raw veneer, which is typically...

    Lamination. Use raw veneer, which is typically .020" thick. 3 layers x .020 = .060. 1/16= .0625, so you're going to be almost spot-on, give or take a few thousandths. Further, you're properly...
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    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with...

    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with that boat, a lifetime memory already achieved in the making...

    Thanks for sharing
    What a wholesome project.

    Jeff
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