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    show a snap shot of your vectors. I think you...

    show a snap shot of your vectors. I think you might be carving a single line font and choosing your cut depth incorrectly. your vectors will tell the story.
    Bob
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    great work as usual Russ

    great work as usual Russ
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    Mike in my opinion as a sign maker the story that...

    Mike in my opinion as a sign maker the story that your sign is trying to tell is about God or Jesus and how your church interacts with them. It is not about the logo of the church. Minimize the logo...
  4. A ridged flat fixture is ideal, aluminum or I use...

    A ridged flat fixture is ideal, aluminum or I use corian because I have it in stock. Use a compressible oring that will pull perfectly flat to the fixture with the vacuum on. If your oring stays...
  5. Mike are you planning to vacuum 20-50 and run...

    Mike are you planning to vacuum 20-50 and run them in one run or is 20-50 at each run but 1 at a time? It makes a big difference what vacuum pump is appropriate.
  6. I will put pictures up of a pump I will be...

    I will put pictures up of a pump I will be selling tomorrow night.
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    welcome back Chad. Where are you located

    welcome back Chad. Where are you located
  8. Nice posts Joe. Do you run screws through the...

    Nice posts Joe. Do you run screws through the cedar and into the 4 x 4's or leave it loose?
  9. Thread: Rotary Trump

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    nice job. Do you have a picture of your machine?

    nice job. Do you have a picture of your machine?
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    I don't think .005" is possible but the plywood...

    I don't think .005" is possible but the plywood and hdpe are not doing you any favors. I would get rid of them and convert to 1 or 1.5 inch aluminum or at least something more stable and stiffer.
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    just do a web search if you know what model you...

    just do a web search if you know what model you want. If anyone has that model for sale it will show up. put used in your search though.
  12. Thread: Collet help

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    I would not personally use a reducer as I have...

    I would not personally use a reducer as I have heard they add to runout. I have the precise bits 1/8th inch and it works real good for my router.
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    That is crazy. 20 years old used to be considered...

    That is crazy. 20 years old used to be considered an adult.
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    An excellent job carving that walnut. I throw...

    An excellent job carving that walnut. I throw away too many small pieces like that. one trick I use for the hooks is to hit the hole pattern with a 60 degree bit at about .050 deep to locate centers...
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    Get a burl you don't like as much and put it in...

    Get a burl you don't like as much and put it in the driveway for people to drive over with their cars. It might debark your piece with a lot less work. Caution I haven't tried this on work pieces...
  16. Thread: How Good?

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    I am not familiar with either model you are...

    I am not familiar with either model you are looking at but I have been very happy with my shopbot and customer service is great.
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but white...

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but white oak doesn't take a back seat to any species when it comes to durability or strength. Merry Christmas
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    my vacuum system has been much more stable since...

    my vacuum system has been much more stable since I made my plenum out of corian. I have 2 5 horse becker pumps that can be run solo or n tandem with a combined volume of about 175 cfm at 25 inches of...
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    yes Joe there are many species that make nice...

    yes Joe there are many species that make nice signs. I usually use cedar because it has the reputation of being durable but my house is white pine log siding that has been there for 15 years with no...
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    Joe I still make wood signs and quite a few...

    Joe I still make wood signs and quite a few people still like them. Cedar is not as good as redwood but it still works. I need to be more explicit separating posts from signs as a couple customers...
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    you should probably be looking at a core box bit...

    you should probably be looking at a core box bit rather than a ball nose since you get a deeper cut for larger bowls. I would use a .5 to a .875 diameter bit with a .5 shank for more aggressive cuts...
  22. job #1 is to define as closely as possible what...

    job #1 is to define as closely as possible what you are going to hold down. plywood and hardwood have completely different vacuum hold down techniques. small parts are different than large sheets and...
  23. thanks for the report back even though I am sure...

    thanks for the report back even though I am sure you are very busy now.
  24. now I am confused. If he has his normal...

    now I am confused. If he has his normal electrical ground for everything plugged in and a ground rod isn't that multiple grounds for him?
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    I normally vcarve at feed rate 60, z 60, 16000...

    I normally vcarve at feed rate 60, z 60, 16000 rpm.
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