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    Shopbot subscription service

    https://www.shopbottools.com/subscriptioncnc

    That’s interesting.
  2. THIS RIGHT HERE! Guy does not know the answer...

    THIS RIGHT HERE! Guy does not know the answer to his own question, rather than find out, they make the permitee do the leg work, come back with an answer of X, and THEN they look at their book and...
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    Slightly confused here. Laser engraving and...

    Slightly confused here.

    Laser engraving and cutting is more of a 2.5 dimensional process. It uses X and Y with small height adjustments to the Z if required for multiple passes and focusing. The...
  4. Thread: IBILD.com

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    The header for “Did you know” item 4. Might want...

    The header for “Did you know” item 4. Might want to read that again, got two words reversed.

    It would be good to see a pic or two of your facilities or you. When you have a business that...
  5. I was expecting some version of a sign, featuring...

    I was expecting some version of a sign, featuring a name. You know, just “regular old sign” type stuff.

    THAT is not just “a name sign”! Very cool work!
  6. Mine has never been hooked up or installed and...

    Mine has never been hooked up or installed and sat in a drawer for years. I have never had a use for it. I bought it with my machine because it seemed like the thing to do at the time.

    I used to...
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    @ Graham, I use govt. surplus polish and that is...

    @ Graham, I use govt. surplus polish and that is smallest size you can get. ;)

    @ Brady, nice response. I was indeed referring to a retopology. I have seen various reverse engineering software...
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    Brady, how difficult is it get a scan transformed...

    Brady, how difficult is it get a scan transformed from a point cloud to splines or vectors? Do you have a software package to handle that?

    For example, that guitar body could have 100k vertexes as...
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    Wow, nice scan Brady. The SB probe couldn’t...

    Wow, nice scan Brady. The SB probe couldn’t touch that kind of resolution. It’s like an old Atari vs. a new Xbox One.

    Graham, it is not just because you are new. It is because you are seeing...
  10. After three days in my the shop, the flat top...

    After three days in my the shop, the flat top would be so stacked with stuff, I could never flip it over!

    It is a cool project though. I could put my SB Desktop on one side and my large format...
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    I have had several major abdominal surgeries and...

    I have had several major abdominal surgeries and can tell you a few things to watch out for.

    Don’t overestimate how quickly you recover internally. On the outside, you may be “OK looking”, but...
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    I taught Woodworking at our local Community...

    I taught Woodworking at our local Community College years ago. It was a continuing education class for adults, so other than saving a few of them hurting themselves the first few classes, things...
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    Woohoo, more Rhino users! Here is a link to...

    Woohoo, more Rhino users!

    Here is a link to a short thread with three posts by me giving a bit of Rhino meshing tutorial with words and pictures and four part harmony. The original post is about...
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    Do you have an account on any of the 3d printing...

    Do you have an account on any of the 3d printing repository sites, such as thingiverse.com?

    What printer do you have? I have a Makergear M2 and have built an MPCNC as a large format printer and...
  15. In terms of the learning curve, most of your time...

    In terms of the learning curve, most of your time will be spent learning the product design software. It does not take nearly as long to learn to operate the machine and the SB control software.
    ...
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    It is an amazing transformer of a cart, but there...

    It is an amazing transformer of a cart, but there is a large flaw that some folks probably give no thought to as they watch it change from this to that.

    When it is being one thing, it can’t be...
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    If the pocket does not have to be a 3d contoured...

    If the pocket does not have to be a 3d contoured fit then why bother with the probe hassle?

    Take a snapshot of the tool, using the pic as a template, draw a line around it with your software to...
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    Half the floors in my house are “character”...

    Half the floors in my house are “character” hickory that I paid an arm and leg for. It looks almost exactly like your pecan. I am a bit jealous that I had to pay 4 times as much as regular flooring...
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    The enclosure is a good idea, another idea that...

    The enclosure is a good idea, another idea that may help is to relocate the dust collector. I’m not sure how yours is set up, but in my case, the shopvac collection system makes more noise than the...
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    You should try thingiverse.com or grabcad as a...

    You should try thingiverse.com or grabcad as a distribution point. Thingiverse is mostly geared toward 3d printers, but has a fair bit of lasercut and CNC stuff as well. I have designs that have...
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    I must have just gotten some ShopBot dust in my...

    I must have just gotten some ShopBot dust in my eye and I really need to go hug my daughter right now.
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    Joe, I must respectfully disagree on that one. ...

    Joe, I must respectfully disagree on that one. :) I love my Desktop with spindle. The main reason is how quiet it is vs. a router. The Shopvac is louder than the Shopbot and it is no problem to...
  23. Just a note for you. The focus was not "way off"...

    Just a note for you. The focus was not "way off" when you got it. These lasers are designed to be manually focused. Most commercial lasers are manual focus.

    You would have to invent a...
  24. Thread: Sign design

    by willnewton
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    Thing in life I don't miss: Standing outside...

    Thing in life I don't miss: Standing outside behind the shop dressed in full coverage gear in the middle of summer blasting signs and shower doors.
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    http://http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread...

    http://http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?23389-Laser-attachment-for-Shopbot&p=193872#post193872

    Visit this thread, learn a bit, take warning, and play safe.
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