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  1. Off Topic: really off topic... The FCC & Robo Calls

    The FCC announced June 6 that they are allowing phone companies to BLOCK ROBO CALLS.

    I think it is working. My phone has been free of robo calls. Yahoo!

    Finally !!!
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    IMHO... We would use a sheet of Maple plywood,...

    IMHO...

    We would use a sheet of Maple plywood, 3/4" thick. That would be two sheets for this project.
    1. Design the planks and cut them into the maple (to give the illusion of glued-up planks)...
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    The cribbage board was just an example of some of...

    The cribbage board was just an example of some of the things we make here.
    The subject of my original questions were all about maple plywood and editing passes.
    Thanks
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    Thanks, Martin. I get it. Thanks. Yes, finally...

    Thanks, Martin. I get it. Thanks.
    Yes, finally someone understands the hard glue in plywood thing. That's why I choose to go slow.
    Also, one must think of those clamps holding down your piece....
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    Amana Tool® Item #46171 Just ordered 2 of the...

    Amana Tool® Item #46171

    Just ordered 2 of the above compression bits.
    We shall try these out, compare the cuts, maybe throw some pictures up as proof.

    But will probably stick to my standard...
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    32445 It's difficult to make something like...

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    It's difficult to make something like this too fast.
    We prefer to cut slower than the big production shops.
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    May we ask exactly where in AZ? Phoenix or...

    May we ask exactly where in AZ?
    Phoenix or Tucson?
    Thanks.
    (you can send me a private msg.)
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    Let's add speed to this conversation... We are...

    Let's add speed to this conversation... We are cutting through maple plywood at 60 ipm's. That's fast for a 1/4" bit of any kind.
    Also, I'm listening to the sound of the bit as it cuts. (We have...
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    We like that LAST PASS REVERSE DIRECTION option....

    We like that LAST PASS REVERSE DIRECTION option. Finally figured out to put a value in the ALLOWANCE field to get it to work.
    Nice clean cuts!

    (Thanks John and Dave for the confidence to push our...
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    Yes, Dave, and thanks. I need to be...

    Yes, Dave, and thanks.

    I need to be conservative wherever it makes sense. That darn shopbot cost $6k.
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    This has been a excellent thread. Great tutorial....

    This has been a excellent thread. Great tutorial. Good explanations.

    Thanks.
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    John: 5/8" maple plywood. 5 passes at 0.125"...

    John: 5/8" maple plywood. 5 passes at 0.125" depth of cut using a 1/4" straight cutter. (Sorry, John... My mistake in an earlier post.)
    Steve: Not insulting. We will not be using compression bits....
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    Not confusing here. Good explanation. I did not...

    Not confusing here. Good explanation.
    I did not know I could edit each pass independently from each other.
    Hmm... Onion Skin...Cool!

    Yep, will try this ASAP.

    Totally understandable, by the...
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    I really get this and the great explanations...

    I really get this and the great explanations offered.

    So... You guys are sending two file paths to cut. The first is a "Climb" cut at 1/32" deep.
    The second is a "Convential" cut and finishes all...
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    Really appreciate your explanation. I get it. ...

    Really appreciate your explanation. I get it.

    Will have to try this.

    (Great help, Gary)
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    Thanks, garyb. Not sure why we would want to use...

    Thanks, garyb.
    Not sure why we would want to use a climb cut, though.
    "Google Search Time."
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    May I ask, please, what is a "Climb Cut?" Can...

    May I ask, please, what is a "Climb Cut?"
    Can that be explained?

    We cut maple plywood everyday. Using a 1/4" straight cutter.
    We drop down through the plywood 0.125" with each pass running at...
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    Two-tone finish and a Strong Message

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    Gun Metal and Yellow.
    Wine barrel style.
    V-90 cut at 75 ipm.
    Cut time: 47 minutes.
    Maple
    Shopbot Desktop
    Adobe Illustrator > VCarvePro 8.0
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    Will try it with Maple today. (thanks Scott)...

    Will try it with Maple today. (thanks Scott)
    Linoleum too. (thanks Joe)

    ("Oh No! Scott and I are thinking alike?" "Sounds like trouble to me.")
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    Hmmm...? I was just about to order a rubber stamp...

    Hmmm...? I was just about to order a rubber stamp of our logo.
    Maybe we can make a wood stamp of our logo?
    I wonder how that would ink up and transfer to cloth, wood, etc?
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    ... Me too!

    ... Me too!
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    Heck... Even the crate has served us well. Still...

    Heck... Even the crate has served us well. Still in use today.
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    Very Happy with Shopbot...

    Thanks a bunch to the Shopbot team and their great machines. We have ran our Desktop almost non-stop every day for the past two years. It is a work horse!

    Also need to thank the gurus on this...
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    30 to 75"/min is our speed range here. (Desktop...

    30 to 75"/min is our speed range here. (Desktop with router cutting maple ply)
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    Wow. That makes sense. Will rethink my strategy...

    Wow. That makes sense. Will rethink my strategy for file names.
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