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    Hi all, The cornhole files are still available...

    Hi all,

    The cornhole files are still available from www.100kprojects.com and clicking on the "games" link on the right side.
  2. Thread: Tiny eagles

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    This was basically a test run so the mdf held up...

    This was basically a test run so the mdf held up well enough. I intentionally cut the recess undersized at first and then snuck up on a good friction fit that let me press the pencils into the...
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    I tried to remember to flip them so that the...

    I tried to remember to flip them so that the China was on the end that got sharpened away, but it got so hectic at times that I was just sticking them in at random!

    Bill
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    Nope not extera...just plain old mdf! The bit...

    Nope not extera...just plain old mdf!

    The bit was from Amana. It's one of the ones ShopBot sells and has a 1/4" shank and 1/32" diameter ballnose.
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    There's almost no up-force when cutting shallow...

    There's almost no up-force when cutting shallow stuff like that so I machined a holding jig that was a friction fit. Pressed them in, did the v-carving on a bunch of them, and then flipped to do the...
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    Hey Russ, I stay pretty busy cutting and don't...

    Hey Russ,

    I stay pretty busy cutting and don't visit the forum as much as I should, but you inspired me to post a picture in the Show and Tell of some carpenter's pencils we engraved at SkillsUSA...
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    Tiny eagles

    I just got back from the Skiils USA event where among other things we engraved the ShopBot logo and tiny eagles into almost 300 carpenters pencils using a ShopBot MAX.

    The logos were carved with...
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    It's certainly well hidden...I've tried Chrome...

    It's certainly well hidden...I've tried Chrome and Firefox and can find the total cost of the software and maintenance in the store, but not just the cost of the annual maintenance.
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    Does anyone know how much of the regular price is...

    Does anyone know how much of the regular price is the software and how much is the maintenance contract? I couldn't find out on their website.
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    Jeff... The subscription option is not in any...

    Jeff...

    The subscription option is not in any way a replacement for purchasing a tool..it's just another option that we added because of customer requests. Some needed a little extra capacity for...
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    Remember that Vectric is in the UK which means...

    Remember that Vectric is in the UK which means they are 8 hours later than you in Oregon. My guess is that you'll hear from them in the morning.

    Bill
  12. Guess not!

    Guess not!
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    Hey Brian, Hope it works for you. Most of...

    Hey Brian,

    Hope it works for you. Most of those old virtual tools were created before toolpathing software got so good and easy to use, but sometimes they are handy.
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    Hey Brian, If you're feeling adventuresome...

    Hey Brian,

    If you're feeling adventuresome there's a utility called the Flipper that post-processes a toolpath created from an X-Y profile drawing and virtually flips it on edge so that it's...
  15. Any chance there is a Shopbotter on here from Oahu, Hawaii?

    Hi all,

    We may have a Shelter 2.0 project on Oahu that involves cutting 4-5 sheets of 1/2" ply for a school. Anyone in that neighborhood?

    Bill
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    Have you tried a Google Maps search for...

    Have you tried a Google Maps search for Makerspaces in New Hampshire? Not sure where you are but a quick search showed a handful of them.
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    If she's looking for inspiration, there's a free...

    If she's looking for inspiration, there's a free doghouse design available from www.100kprojects.com that was created years ago by a couple of guys from MIT. Click the "doghouse" tag on the right to...
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    If you're using one of the Vectric programs,...

    If you're using one of the Vectric programs, another option is to use the Circle Resizer gadget. It works really well.

    https://gadgets.vectric.com/V9/circle_resize.html
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    Please let us know

    As you may have guessed we try to be very hands-off on the ShopBot forum..it's really is a user forum and not a company forum. That means we don't actively monitor the forum and can miss things (like...
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    I agree. I'll set them free in a little bit

    I agree. I'll set them free in a little bit
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    Now that you bring it up, can anyone see a good...

    Now that you bring it up, can anyone see a good reason for the Folders from earlier years to be locked for posting? i can imagine someone having a question about a project from 2013, and currently...
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    Better late than never!

    I just got a private message that a folder for 2018 was never created for Show and Tell items. I know it's a bit late...Happy New Year to all by the way...but I've just created one for 2018 and also...
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    Forum notification from Admins

    Here on the TalkShopBot forum we encourage open dialog, reviews, and even allow constructive criticism of our products. The forum, which we make available to everyone, has pretty much always been an...
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    Hey Brett, That's so great to see! The...

    Hey Brett,

    That's so great to see!

    The Shelter 2.0 project is working with some folks out that way to supply some of the smaller 8x8 structures for recovery efforts. We would love to talk a bit...
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    Just to clarify, the Vectric User Groups are $249...

    Just to clarify, the Vectric User Groups are $249 to attend. That doesn't include travel and room of course but it's still a bargain!
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