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    Play around with the 'Flat Depth (F)' setting...

    Play around with the 'Flat Depth (F)' setting when you select VCarve. Here's a really crude example. I didn't do a mini one but a large one to better show the effect of the change. 60 deg vbit...
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    Thanks guys. I love doing this stuff and it's a...

    Thanks guys. I love doing this stuff and it's a perfect use of a hobby bot. :D Russ
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    This month's toys

    First up is mini handcar. About 10x12 inches. Details are sintra. Wheel inserts are put into 2 in pvc pipe slices.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33005&stc=1
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    1/32 ball nose, I gotta get one of dem! My...

    1/32 ball nose, I gotta get one of dem! My smallest is 1/16th and I use it almost everyday!

    Great sample piece for a show! Russ
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    In the past 11 years on this forum I am as guilty...

    In the past 11 years on this forum I am as guilty as anyone. I still 'lurk' here daily but rarely post anymore. I think back at what I used to post were my train / railroad related projects and my...
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    Shingles, I had them once! ;) I've tried to cnc...

    Shingles, I had them once! ;) I've tried to cnc some shingles, not a good result, I even hand did some shingles but the weather and the critters took quick aim at them. Soooo no shingles just...
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    More train stuff

    Latest stuff for the live steam park. 1/8th scale. Works out pretty good for getting the most out a sheet of ply. Russ

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32913&stc=1
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    Here's a start. Russ...

    Here's a start. Russ
    http://portfolios.risd.edu/gallery/54294539/CNC-Rocking-Chair
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    That looks like a fun project. I have thought...

    That looks like a fun project. I have thought many times about doing up a 'oversize' set and I think you just put me over the hump! ;) Thanks for posting. Russ
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    I've had my bot for 10 years now. I have been...

    I've had my bot for 10 years now. I have been semi active on the forum(s) here and on Vectric. I love showing my wife some of the great stuff that folks can do with the machines. HOWEVER - I AM...
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    A miniature would make a 'killer' gift shop item!...

    A miniature would make a 'killer' gift shop item! :D I have used Aspire for 10 years now and I am still amazed at the cool stuff it allows me to do. Well done on the bell and of course thanks for...
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    My bot was USB sensitive on a couple of different...

    My bot was USB sensitive on a couple of different control machines over the years. Your laptop has 4 USB ports, I would be tempted to try all the USB ports especially with Windoze 10 which is known...
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    I am by no means an expert at this but . . .Since...

    I am by no means an expert at this but . . .Since your signature says you have Aspire here is how I would approach this task. Russ
    Look at the example:...
  14. Hey Bill, you bring da bot I'll go cut! ;) Russ

    Hey Bill, you bring da bot I'll go cut! ;) Russ
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    Brian, how did you layout the design? Since the...

    Brian, how did you layout the design? Since the object is spinning and not slightly rotating as in an indexer, is the design work the same? It is very cool and I'm going to give it a try. BTW I...
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    Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing. Russ

    Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing. Russ
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    Here's a pretty good tutorial and explanation of...

    Here's a pretty good tutorial and explanation of the steps required. Also there additional tut's on the Vectric website. Russ

    http://www.222artisans.com/Rotary/RotaryYaxis.html
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    This technique sounds like too much fun to not...

    This technique sounds like too much fun to not try even if I can solve this issue without it!
    Ahh, now we're havin' some fun! :D Your my kind of CNC'r! :D
    It's kinda like MY: If there ain't no...
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    One more place to check that I haven't seen...

    One more place to check that I haven't seen anyone state is to swap out the cables. I have a heck of a time getting good cables here locally. Most of the time it is related to USB issues but there...
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    get around to finally reading the Manual There's...

    get around to finally reading the Manual There's a manual? ;)

    I've had my machine for 10 plus years and I learn something new almost every time I run it. In those times when I get stumped,...
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    Great thread. Thanks for the posting about the...

    Great thread. Thanks for the posting about the bearing collets. Russ
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    I love my Bot

    I do not have a desktop model but the mechanics and software are similar. I am a model make and have found that the repeatability and accuracy is excellent. As others have already stated the Bot...
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    Welcome to the fray! ;) By all means don't be...

    Welcome to the fray! ;) By all means don't be afraid to ask questions. Take pictures of the problem and post it along with the questions. Watch the tutorials over on the Vectric website. Biggest...
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    never to give away design time I totally agree. ...

    never to give away design time I totally agree. Three aspects need to be part of your billing calculations in order to come up with a total. Design, machining, and finishing. If the client...
  25. "It's much dryer" how about a hot plate and a pot...

    "It's much dryer" how about a hot plate and a pot of water to raise the moisture/humidity inside the shop? Where my shop is located is high mountain desert and when its dry its dry! I wish you well...
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