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    Any Botters in the Las Cruces, NM area

    Recently moved to Las Cruces from Northern Minnesota with my BT48 which I use for hobby work and wondering if there are any other ShopBotters in this area.
    Michael
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    Thanks again all for the informative replies. I...

    Thanks again all for the informative replies. I should have thought about the Sickens type products as there are a number of homes up here in the North woods made from logs or have half log siding as...
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    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25335&stc=1My neighbor just finished to sign that my carved Goldens are mounted on and thought there might be interest in the finished...
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    Many thanks for the replies folks. I was afraid...

    Many thanks for the replies folks. I was afraid that Spar probably was not the best choice but have been asked to carve two more of the Goldens so though it would be a good idea to get some expert...
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    Outdoor 3D Sign

    Looking for a bit of guidance and/or information from you folks in the sign building business. I agreed to carve a 3D representation of a Golden Retriever for a neighbor that operates a boarding...
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    I have the BT-48 Std with spindle and 3D is what...

    I have the BT-48 Std with spindle and 3D is what I do most. Unless the wood is exceptionally hard most if not all of my finish cuts are at 2 -2.5 ips. the cutter diameter and stepover percentage are...
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    Scott, Still thinking about how to protect the...

    Scott,
    Still thinking about how to protect the end grain on the legs, probably a couple pair of nylon glides.
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    Semi-rustic Bench

    Kind of pleased the way this turned out! The Bot was very handy in surfacing the glued up top along with precise positioning and cutting of the slots for the legs and stiffner. Legs were cut from a...
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    4 and 5 but so far it is still more hobby than...

    4 and 5 but so far it is still more hobby than potential business but moving toward the potential business. Now that I am finally retired and have time to dedicate to fully learning all the Buddy's...
  10. Thread: Clamping

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    Clamping

    I have the original Buddy 48 with the 1/2" aluminum table to which is attached 3/4" Baltic Birch with the tracks screwed to it in a grid format. I then cut 3/4" MDF to fit inside this grid which...
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    Andrew, Have you given any though to using a...

    Andrew,
    Have you given any though to using a composite honeycomb table? Very light, rigid and strong. Aside from making it myself I don't know where to purchase anything along these lines but we...
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    Thanks Brady. So apparently the Vector Art...

    Thanks Brady.
    So apparently the Vector Art figures do not have a defined boundary?? Seems strange but, Ok I can easily add one if that is what it takes to correct this minor issue. I'll give it a...
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    Undesirable 3D Toolpath Characteristic

    I have been doing a few recessed 3D scenes using the wildlife files from the VectorArt 3D Design and Carve Series and have a somewhat minor issue that I would like to resolve or at least understand....
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    I also have hydronic in-floor/baseboard heating...

    I also have hydronic in-floor/baseboard heating in my shop and home. I can't really provide any really accurate numbers as to cost to heat but I use between 10 to 12 cords of firewood in my Central...
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    I made a Langstroth type hive for myself last...

    I made a Langstroth type hive for myself last year with all three box sizes and the frames for each. Biggest problem I had was doing the box joints, very hard to make an inside square corners. Used...
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    Scott, The size I made the carving was 8" tall...

    Scott,
    The size I made the carving was 8" tall and 14" wide. You can pretty much make them any size you want. I used a 1/4" for roughing and a 1/8" tapered ball with a 7% step over.

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    Robert, When I imported the image and selected...

    Robert,
    When I imported the image and selected "Component Properties" in Aspire the default selection was "Merge lowest points with previous components" and I changed that to "Add to previous...
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    Reversed #D Carving

    Jack,
    Your description is correct "dished and proud of the surface". I took a photo but it doesn't really show the result correctly, it's attached. I'm thinking I did something wrong in Aspire but...
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    Reversed 3D Carving

    Need some help from the forum experts. I'm sure the fix is something simple but darned if I can figure it out. I carved the Vector Art 3d image# 58071U_B in a piece of white pine and the result is a...
  20. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Right on Gene! Happy Thanksgiving to all and...

    Right on Gene!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all and especially our servicemen an women overseas as well here in the states.
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    First Signage Attempt

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    Thanks for the compliment, used to live in Littleton and spent quite a bit of time in the mountains but too many folks so moved to northern MN. Hope you stayed dry with all that excess rain!
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    First Signage Attempt

    This is my first outdoor, two sided sign made for a friend. Material is composite deck boards from HD and attached with color matched deck screws to 3 oak 1x4s between the two sides. Letters are...
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    Presentation Case - What Was in It

    It was a Rock Island 1911.
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    Presentation Case

    Made this pistol case for a local event. It was made from local Cherry and finished with a few coats of Minwax poly. The inside cover is padded and the cavities are lined with felt. During the event...
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    Take lots of photo graphs before you...

    Take lots of photo graphs before you disassemble/disconnect anything. I have moved mine twice and they were worth their weight in precious metals more times than I can count. A few measurements and...
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