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    Hmm, there seems to have been a fair amount of...

    Hmm, there seems to have been a fair amount of conjecture as to the original poster's (DC CNC) problem. However, he never did come back with good pictures or clarifications that would help those...
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    Brian, I have a PRT alpha, but I have just gotten...

    Brian, I have a PRT alpha, but I have just gotten done re-doing parts of mine. Though I am a dabbler, I will offer an initial comment, with the hope that someone who knows more will offer their...
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    Hello DC. I honestly couldn't figure out what...

    Hello DC. I honestly couldn't figure out what problem you were describing, but after looking at your photo your issue became apparent. To at least start with a clear description of the problem,...
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    That was interesting reading Brady! Again, more...

    That was interesting reading Brady! Again, more things I had never realized. Thanks, Chuck
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    As but one of untold numbers of Botters who have...

    As but one of untold numbers of Botters who have been helped by Brady, I want to say thank you to him for his huge support to so many over so many years. Hopefully in the long run the comments made...
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    Looking at your first photo, I think things would...

    Looking at your first photo, I think things would have looked much nicer had you moved the eagle over to the left about 1/2"........ you would have removed "CHINA". Chuck
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    Thank you John. That seems like a logical...

    Thank you John. That seems like a logical solution to remove the excess space between the shafts and the sleeve bearings. Chuck
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    Hello Daniel. I tried using double sticky tape...

    Hello Daniel. I tried using double sticky tape to hold down 1/4 thick, 4'x4' melamine sheets, on which I was doing V-carving. The double sticky tape simply didn't work for me at all. I should...
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    Thank you Kenneth....... I'll have to look at my...

    Thank you Kenneth....... I'll have to look at my frame,,,,, but it never seemed to me that mine wobbles much. Maybe I run things too slow............ Chuck
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    Hello Kenneth. I am still fiddling with some...

    Hello Kenneth. I am still fiddling with some other parts of my Bot, so I haven't yet been able to test out my welded gantry. When you did your gantry welding, how would you rate the improvement? ...
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    Thank you Dave. I appreciate your positive...

    Thank you Dave. I appreciate your positive feedback. Best regards, Chuck
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    Scott, please check your private messages. I...

    Scott, please check your private messages. I just now discovered a private message you recently sent to me and answered that along with a comment on your new post. Thanks, Chuck
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    Nice work Steve........ hard to do better than...

    Nice work Steve........ hard to do better than the Texas seal on a pecan box.

    As to the note on traffic on the forum,,,,, The only other related forum I post on is Vectric/Aspire. And...
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    Hello 8Ball. As a fact, the traffic is clearly...

    Hello 8Ball. As a fact, the traffic is clearly down. I agree, things used to be really jumping here. And going back to look at old posts, from before I joined up, maybe 10 years ago, things...
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    Thank you Brady! Speaking of "riser...

    Thank you Brady!

    Speaking of "riser blocks", while I have of course welded the 1.5"x 2.5" rectangular steel tubing to the 3" square steel tubing, I did not weld the long angle iron pieces to...
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    Part 3 Then I put the X carparts back on my...

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    Then I put the X carparts back on my Shopbot X rails, and fumbled around to get the longbrackets bolted on to the 3” square tubes, to restore my nowadjustable X motor carriers. (Picture I)....
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    Part 2 And then because thelong angle brackets...

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    And then because thelong angle brackets were attached by bolts to the bottoms of the 3”square tubing, I was free to move the X gantry until it was in factsquare to the X rails. (Picture E). ...
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    Welding my X gantry (Part 1 of 3)

    Hello Shopbot Friends. I had to break this into 3 posts, with 4 pictures being the limit for any one post.



    Part 1
    Last September, in a quest to improve the rigidity of my X Gantry, I...
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    Thank you Tom for the added information on the...

    Thank you Tom for the added information on the value of the new motors.

    As a budgetary estimate, about what does it cost to do the full Acorn upgrade if all the parts (control board, motors,...
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    I looked at various YouTube posts on the Acorn...

    I looked at various YouTube posts on the Acorn control system, as well as the Centroid website........ So much information, it was actually overwhelming.

    I noted that in the featured Shopbot...
  21. Chad, if you can chose the wood you are using...

    Chad, if you can chose the wood you are using (ie, not just buying what you can find at a big box store), you would be better off with quarter-sawn boards. All of the boards you picture are cut in a...
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    Scott, out of curiosity, did you price out...

    Scott, out of curiosity, did you price out getting your previous spindle rebuilt?

    About a year ago, Mayo Pardo posted that his spindle was going bad, and he found a place in his small home...
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    Well, as was suggested, it turned out the...

    Well, as was suggested, it turned out the drilling and tapping of the 4 pinions was not hard. I think I spent a total of 2 hours to do these. But it took 7 days before I started............... I...
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    Thank you Brian for looking into this. Maybe...

    Thank you Brian for looking into this. Maybe this sound dumb,,,,,,, while I am no machinist, I do have a couple of complete sets of English and metric Allen wrenches, plus a box full of misc. I...
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    Thank you for the handy chart Curtiss. I'll go...

    Thank you for the handy chart Curtiss. I'll go out tomorrow and buy a tap, as I don't have the right size in my limited stock. Thanks, Chuck
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