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    Fine thread

    A "Fine thread tap" is much easier to use for tapping such a shallow hole...

    I think I have thrown my 1/4 20 away....
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    tap size

    this chart might be handy ... perhaps 1/4 - 28 ??
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    Shelves ?

    Perhaps build a corner shelf.. or a few shelves that wrap around the corner and hide the mistake ?
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    nice looking table

    nice looking table ....

    so you get bamboo plywood where ???
    ... it cuts very clean I assume ? stays very flat ?
  5. Thread: Collet help

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    collet reducers

    I have used these adapters for a number of years for bits with an 1/8 inch shank.

    I like the #273 and place a bit of medium strength loctite on the shank before I insert the bit.
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    LED lights

    Saw this little LED set at Menards today that runs off a USB port.. a lot of lights for about $5

    These are to back-light a wall TV screen
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  7. Thread: Slipping bit

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    Lock tite

    I use a bit of medium strength Loc-tite on the shaft of the bit when I put the bit in the collet. It dries overnight. Seems to help.
    (no lock tite on the collet threads)

    I have a bunch of...
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    type VA

    You can type in VA and ... assign new values to any or all of the three axis
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    layout

    Could you divide the cutting file into sections so you could run each section at a different depth as needed ?
  10. Thread: Resin paints?

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    epoxy or resin paints

    Is there a favorite easy to use / two part "blue epoxy paint" out there for creating lake and river maps ?

    thanks
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    tool paths

    I like the zeykr system ... with a tool path note for material size and three numbers for the cutting depth

    sp is a spiral toolpath... tb means tabs are added to the final cut

    hp is home...
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    Donek

    Ron,

    Perhaps make a visit to Donek snowboards up the road a ways, quite a bit of Shopbot equipment up there I believe ...

    https://www.donek.com/
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    pull down

    I laid out a grid of 17/ 64 holes on 5-1/2 centers through the “high spots” in the vacuum plenum. This goes all the way through Trupan top and out of the bottom of the 3/4” plywood base.

    At...
  14. Thread: LEVER Sign

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    Leds

    Erik & Joe,

    So basically the standoff distance is about 1-1/2 inches ?

    What type of hardware do you use to hold the letters ? are they part of the electrical connection ? Do they just snap on...
  15. T square

    Years ago setting up, I made a large T-square with a shallow saw groove at the top of the T for one X rail and taped a micrometer to the other end where I could use the “depth gauge” to see if the...
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    pass depth

    So the pass depth is .5 inches ? / you are doing all this in one pass ? Perhaps a bit deep and loading up the bit too much ?

    sign master / Oklahoma Joe uses a layer of rubber cement on his...
  17. holes in vac table plenum

    I laid out a grid of 17/ 64 holes on 5-1/2 centers through the “high spots” in the vacuum plenum. The hole goes all the way through Trupan top and out of the bottom of the 3/4” plywood base.
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    collets

    I would first assume these are not collets for a PC router.

    With that said, for a PC router, the collets are not expensive, and I look at the bit and collet as one unit.

    I seldom take a bit...
  19. Thread: Z-Zero routine

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    Selling ?

    So you are selling the 4G box you just bought ?

    Seems there would be someone you could visit not too far away that would have the same setup so you could get it working.

    ... with the Z plate...
  20. Thread: IBILD.com

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    totally Rocks !

    totally Rocks !
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    version 3.8.46

    With the controller card / V4G system / you could use the most recent version 3.8.46

    http://www.shopbottools.com/files/Setup_sb3_8_46.exe
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    adjustable tram setscrews

    Can't seem to locate the post,

    but a few years back someone added some adjustable setscrew brackets on their Z axis which made it very easy to micro adjust...
    sort of like leveling a pool...
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    X1 & x2

    Changing drivers would seem like a good way to check things.

    Are your x rails parallel or causing a bind ?

    Years ago setting up, I made a large T-square with a shallow groove at the top of...
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    Retired sign

    Tom, Do you have a "Retired sign" for your Kansas shop ???

    Always a good idea. looks something like ..

    RETIRED

    Don't want to. Don't need to.

    Can't make me.
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    software

    Nearly everything is the US of A is becoming a “rent to never own” business. The competition is bought out and those few shareholders become millionaires, the software is then discarded and the...
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