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    Amen! I’ve lost weeks of productivity in my first...

    Amen! I’ve lost weeks of productivity in my first year of ownership thanks to position loss from electrical interference. ShopBot support has been diligent and eager, but I suspect the root problem...
  2. My experience in the winter here in Wisconsin is...

    My experience in the winter here in Wisconsin is that the air gets so dry that it will hold very little moisture. So when I run a humidifier, I end up putting much more moisture onto the ground and...
  3. alternative dust collection in high static environment

    Hi everyone,

    My static woes continue...after weeks of problem-free operation, yesterday it was back to the same old problem while surfacing a slab.

    I'm 99.9% sure the problem happens only when...
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    Thank you. Any opinion about cutting height?...

    Thank you. Any opinion about cutting height? Looking at Amana tool options, there are 1.25" and 2.125" cutting height options. I guess it depends on the angle of drop as you bowl out the stock,...
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    Bit for large 3d bowl

    Hello everyone,

    I have made many, many flat bottomed trays using bowl/tray bits, and I would like to branch out and create a proper bowl/dish using thicker stock. This is new territory for me....
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    Thank you Brady. You are, as ever, and invaluable...

    Thank you Brady. You are, as ever, and invaluable resource. I will adjust feeds and speeds per your advice. Makes sense now that I think about it. I am only a year into this whole CNC thing, so I am...
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    Detached and reattached all the stepper motors...

    Detached and reattached all the stepper motors and things are tight now. I have another 16 trays to make and I’ll be able to compare the difference.

    FYI Fanowood latex wood filler is amazing...
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    Machine is 1 year old and has gotten decent use...

    Machine is 1 year old and has gotten decent use but certainly not all day every day production work.

    Rack and pinion on YZ car:
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    Rack and pinion on control box side at X motor:
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    But it happened essentially the same on 12...

    But it happened essentially the same on 12 separate pieces all part of the same cut.

    See video in post above for the slop I’m experiencing. And isn’t it relevant that it’s happening where the bit...
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    Here’s a video of the slight slop in the YZ car....

    Here’s a video of the slight slop in the YZ car. Similar amount on the control box side X motor. Other side X motor seems tight. I’m not sure what/how to tighten.


    https://youtu.be/KKYQjmcGk4k
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    The irony is that it's a brand new tool, and...

    The irony is that it's a brand new tool, and shorter than what I normally use (1/2" CEL vs 3/4"). I ramp the plunges always. Get them from these guys in Oregon and have been very pleased with their...
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    It's a PRS Standard. 13500 rpm, 3ips, 2ips...

    It's a PRS Standard. 13500 rpm, 3ips, 2ips plunge, 1/8" downcutter on hard maple. 1/8" passes.

    This happened consistently across 12 of the same inlays (they are cheese boards with wine glass...
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    "nicks" in female inlay machining

    Hi all,

    Today's inlay production work went a little wonky, and I am curious if anyone has any insight. You can see clearly that it was cut in two passes, which is the minor issue. The bigger issue...
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    It's all expensive. Take a look at Total Boat.

    It's all expensive. Take a look at Total Boat.
  15. Update: I added an additional flex hose standoff...

    Update: I added an additional flex hose standoff and rigged up a bungee cord to even further separate the flex hose from the machine (the taller standoff is the addition). Even though the hose NEVER...
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    Others with more experience will hopefully weigh...

    Others with more experience will hopefully weigh in, but 8ips with .1" bites seems like too fast and too deep, especially for something hard like resin. When I surface hardwoods with the Amana...
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    8ips at what pass depth? That strikes me as fast...

    8ips at what pass depth? That strikes me as fast but I don't know what machine you are using.
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    Hi, what were your feeds and speeds and pass...

    Hi, what were your feeds and speeds and pass depth? And did you use all 4 insert knives or just two? Were they the knives made for MDF or the special diamond ones for hardwood?
  19. Well I am at a loss. I beefed up the grounding...

    Well I am at a loss. I beefed up the grounding per the electrician's recommendations, and the continuity readings actually improved significantly -- reading continuity and essentially no resistance...
  20. Update...ShopBot tech support had the clever idea...

    Update...ShopBot tech support had the clever idea to run a job with the DC running but with the flex hose removed from the dust shoe (I simply draped it over the ductwork near the ceiling). Two jobs...
  21. It's much dryer in Milwaukee than people think....

    It's much dryer in Milwaukee than people think. My shop is in the low 30% humidity these days. This only started happening once the humidity dropped.

    An electrician with experience with dust...
  22. I sanded off paint to bare metal and attached a...

    I sanded off paint to bare metal and attached a heavy duty alligator clip to the frame with a bare copper wire running to another heavy duty alligator clip, which is attached to the conduit (also...
  23. Grounding the frame didn’t stop the problem.

    Grounding the frame didn’t stop the problem.
  24. I rigged up a long wire lead to one of the probes...

    I rigged up a long wire lead to one of the probes of the multimeter and checked continuity, which exists from the bare copper wire at the dust show all the way to the ground bus on the electrical...
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    That's a nifty set up! Nice. Taking the hand...

    That's a nifty set up! Nice. Taking the hand skill out of jobs is important for me and my success. While the CNC is one tool of many in my shop, it's the backbone of almost everything I do. My hat...
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