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  1. Thread: Is CNC cheating?

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    Watched the new video. Suddenly, He's gone from...

    Watched the new video. Suddenly, He's gone from accusing those of us with CNC's of being dishonest:"Is your craftsman lying to you" to declaring himself a very clever guy who knows how to make money...
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    Epoxy: Sherwin-Williams "Macropoxy 646 Fast Cure...

    Epoxy: Sherwin-Williams "Macropoxy 646 Fast Cure Epoxy" B58-600 Part A, B58V600 Part B hardener. Paid $135 for a two gallon set. Due to cost, I skipped on main floor, and only covered the 22x32...
  3. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Sure thing - thanks for the kind words jeff

    Sure thing - thanks for the kind words

    jeff
  4. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    You are correct- stage one milling the legs,...

    You are correct- stage one milling the legs, blanks are screwed to table. 60" Y axis has solid area with no vac hold down, so I use screws with abandon, regardless of all the reasons not to.:o
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  5. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Not sure how you can enlarge - I scaled them down...

    Not sure how you can enlarge - I scaled them down from about 1MB to 300k before posting. However, appears forum automatically compresses them when uploading, as they show much smaller file size after...
  6. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Phil - Poplar indeed. Not my first choice, but...

    Phil - Poplar indeed. Not my first choice, but still qualifies as a hardwood, is lightweight and economical. Poplar also is pretty friendly for staining.
    As for color, I call it walnut. That...
  7. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Back to the ShopBot: 33453 Ready for a...

    Back to the ShopBot:

    33453

    Ready for a light sanding of carving, inspection/cleanup of inevitable dings and glue spots prior to heading to finish room.

    33454

    Will catch up with finishing...
  8. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Back leg assemblies after full course of sanding...

    Back leg assemblies after full course of sanding and fairing

    33450

    Another view showing logo, burned into inside of back seat stretcher. I have nicer engraved plates I use on cabinet drawers,...
  9. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    A day or two later, stretchers and small parts...

    A day or two later, stretchers and small parts are milled and complete, as well as manual domino mortise machining. Note the long tenons extending from top of back legs in the foreground. These act...
  10. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    CNC Bar Stools

    I've been making small batches of these for a local upholstery shop, Stone's Dakota Bison Furniture, who specializes in buffalo hide furnishings. They regularly have clients requesting bar stools,...
  11. Thread: Carveco Update

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    8Ball, what prompted you to switch to Maker+?...

    8Ball, what prompted you to switch to Maker+? Functionality?
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    Let's pull out of this funk...

    Sorry to have contributed to the grumbling undertone present in this thread.:o

    I think part of the angst is simply Shop-Botters who bought into a good machine, great company, fantastic...
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    Free Clip art

    I've logged in twice in the last two days, and all it says is to "click link below".

    No link.

    Hope this isn't an indication of how things will run now with new ownership :rolleyes:

    (Or...
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    Are you willing to share the name of this...

    Are you willing to share the name of this software package?
  15. Thread: Dovetails

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    No. However, See Gary Campbell's web /blog...

    No.
    However,
    See Gary Campbell's web /blog article about doing this on the shopbot. Requires building a jig, but is way worth it. Everything else is an obvious cheat by comparison.
    I've been...
  16. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Which now begs the question...

    If I upgrade to VCP-10 now, and decide to bump up to full on Aspire in the near future, is it still a $1,400 upcharge? Anyone with VCP-10 able to tell if that's the case?

    Seems a waste of money to...
  17. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Update 11-25-19: Looks like all intermediate...

    Update 11-25-19: Looks like all intermediate steps are now eliminated.
    Either VCP-10 for $500
    or Aspire for $1400

    FYI - FWIW

    I waited a little too long, but the 9.5 was kind of silly, as...
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    Looks like frustration may be setting in - please...

    Looks like frustration may be setting in - please look again at date of original post - this is over a year ago they posted for sale - assuming it's long since been sold / dead topic, hence no reply...
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    Controlling vacuum table warpage

    Anyone try keeping a sheet of ply / melamine or even plastic over the vacuum table for extended periods of idle machine time?

    Just a thought that it may help a little bit in reducing moisture...
  20. Thread: Is CNC cheating?

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    I agree with you, Bill. As I recently stepped...

    I agree with you, Bill. As I recently stepped away from the 'bot, having sent it on it's mission to turn a 4x8 sheet of plywood into parts for cabinets, I paused and thought; how did I/ would I...
  21. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Exactly what I'm feeling - not sure if I want to...

    Exactly what I'm feeling - not sure if I want to sit in SB mode (redheaded stepchild??...:eek:) or "graduate" to a grown-up Vectric client.
    HA!

    Jeff
  22. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Jim, What version were you upgrading from?...

    Jim,


    What version were you upgrading from?
    From what I'm reading, I'd double check - are you sure you got VCP 10, or did you go from 8.5-9.5?
    Curious to see what 9.5-10 would be - maybe...
  23. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Scott, I'm there right now, and after reading...

    Scott,
    I'm there right now, and after reading this full thread, I think things are sorted and very clear now.

    Here's what I'm given for options:

    - VCP Shopbot 8.5 > VCP Shopbot 9.5 $...
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    For an accurate answer, a very important piece of...

    For an accurate answer, a very important piece of information is needed:

    How much material are you trying to remove in a single pass?
    That effects the rest of your cutting parameters.

    When...
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    Point #1 Having plunge end is in harmony with...

    Point #1 Having plunge end is in harmony with the plunging of the bit into material. Unless you ramp your cuts, Flat end mill will be stabbing straight into material, heating faster and hastening...
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