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Forum: ShopBotter Message Board Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By gundog
I bought the Hubbard system for my new table but...

I bought the Hubbard system for my new table but I have not installed it yet. I have mixed feelings about how strong it will be the extruded parts are very heavy duty but the channel pieces are a...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 12-17-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By gundog
Probably not but possibly. The breaker is sized...

Probably not but possibly. The breaker is sized for the load and the wire size. Your 2 Light House Vac motors if they are like mine draw 7.5 Amps at 220V so 7.5 x 2 is 15 Amps then I would add some...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 12-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By gundog
How about using sheets of plywood cut to fit the...

How about using sheets of plywood cut to fit the table top screw the projects to the plywood. Remove the plywood for the next class they would also have their own plywood sheet for their projects. I...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 12-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By gundog
I have purchased from Harvey tools they make...

I have purchased from Harvey tools they make quality stuff. Please specify what type plastic you are cutting thickness and speed. I cut a lot of UHMW and HDPE and use mostly Onsrud cutters. I cut...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 12-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By gundog
Interesting work holding method.

I am not sure this would work to hold parts for CNC but if it would it seems very interesting. I just got this in an email from the company and it does not say it is for CNC use but if it would work...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 11-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By gundog
I have Aspire 3.5 and while you have Aspire open...

I have Aspire 3.5 and while you have Aspire open click on toolpaths at the top of the screen and choose tool data base then add your new tool and perameters.
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 10-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By gundog
I guess I was not very clear as I see it in my...

I guess I was not very clear as I see it in my mind but did not explain it well. If the part machines better in the x axis lay the parts out to machine a raster using the x axis you may have to...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 10-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By gundog
You can stop the up and down movement by drawing...

You can stop the up and down movement by drawing the lines as a poly line connecting the ends and making it one big poly line vector. This is fairly easy to do if the cuts are flat 2d but if the cuts...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 10-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By gundog
I have a Unist MQL system on my machine but I...

I have a Unist MQL system on my machine but I have not used it much yet. Do a google search it sounds like what you are looking for. What size bit are you using and how many flutes? If you have a...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 10-04-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By gundog
If you have the money Tormach makes some good...

If you have the money Tormach makes some good small CNC stuff and they have a good forum on CNC Zone that gets a lot of posts. New Tormachs start around 9K and I have seen used ones go for around 5K....
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 10-02-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By gundog
What is your budget? Sherline makes some small...

What is your budget? Sherline makes some small CNC mills. An Emco is a nice CNC mill. Myself I would buy a larger machine if you have the space. It is easy to make small parts on a large mill but...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By gundog
This is exactly right make sure you are not...

This is exactly right make sure you are not bottoming out the tool bit in the collet. As the collet is tighten it pulls the bit up inside the spindle if the bit it is bottomed out it can't completely...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-29-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By gundog
They look like a nice clamp I think I am going to...

They look like a nice clamp I think I am going to order some thanks for the link and write up.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By gundog
Remember the larger the bit the less the size of...

Remember the larger the bit the less the size of the plug is so a .5" bit will leave a smaller plug for the dust collector than a 1/4" bit when doing an inside profile. With a 1 5/8" hole I would use...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By gundog
Pretty sad he had a lot of money and probably...

Pretty sad he had a lot of money and probably died making more and never got to play with his hobby of wood working that is what I see.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 09-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By gundog
I buy mine from Connecticut Saw & Tools Today. I...

I buy mine from Connecticut Saw & Tools Today. I use Onsrud bits mostly.
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 08-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By gundog
I was option 1 I had a business and was...

I was option 1 I had a business and was outsourcing parts to another business and it was not going well. My machine paid for itself many times over. I was also able to create and perfect many new...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 08-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By gundog
I have used their bearing flush trim bits on my...

I have used their bearing flush trim bits on my manual router table and I like them.

Mike
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By gundog
I have on one occasion refused to do a project...

I have on one occasion refused to do a project for a guy then he basically begged and I gave in. I had one guy get upset and not order from me and to be honest I am not sure what upset him.

Life...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-25-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By gundog
I charge by the hour + material $50 an hour for...

I charge by the hour + material $50 an hour for design and $100 an hour for the actual work. I then estimate how long it will take sometimes I miss and don't make as much because it takes longer but...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 07-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By gundog
Have you tried using air to help get the wood...

Have you tried using air to help get the wood chips out while you are cutting? I added an air nozzle to my old PRS for cutting dovetail slots in plastic and it made a huge difference.

I used an...
Forum: ShopBotter Message Board 06-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By gundog
Oneida sells metal duct work and has all the...

Oneida sells metal duct work and has all the fittings you need and 4" x 60" duct runs $15 not as cheap as PVC but it is designed for this application.
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 06-07-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By gundog
Russ if you make it up this way I would love to...

Russ if you make it up this way I would love to meet with you and David too.

Mike
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 05-31-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By gundog
I found the info on the mini PDX show.

I found the info on the mini PDX show.
Forum: Camp ShopBots/User Groups/Training Classes 05-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By gundog
David, Do you have any information on the...

David,
Do you have any information on the Portland event I sure would like to hear more?

Mike
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