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  1. Thread: Joe Crumley

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    He always had interesting lessons at the Austin...

    He always had interesting lessons at the Austin “Camp ShopBot”. His “rootin tootin” Rubber cement paint mask worked!

    SG
  2. Bud… Many of the friends we’ve made here over...

    Bud…

    Many of the friends we’ve made here over the years are still in the CNC industry… just with different brand machines! Some still check in here even though they are fabricating under different...
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    I used MDO for my base layers… Medium density...

    I used MDO for my base layers… Medium density overlay is a sealed, primed product, not as susceptible to shrinking or swelling in our Texas humidity/temperature changes!

    For my spoil board I like...
  4. VCP users… don’t let Michael Tyler's project for...

    VCP users… don’t let Michael Tyler's project for Aspire users dampen your enthusiasm for making your own version of a Box Turtle box!

    VCP is a powerful design software package in it’s own right!...
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    Replace the USB cord then try another computer. ...

    Replace the USB cord then try another computer.

    SG
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    Doug… An issue I once had when running a...

    Doug…

    An issue I once had when running a composite aluminum panel… a very small aluminum shaving found its way inside my control box. A blast of compressed air returned everything to normal.

    SG
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    Here’s my “wedge” in the shape of a cam… SG ...

    Here’s my “wedge” in the shape of a cam…
    SG



    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dR4CjfnBZPDz4Ux4DqVma6hCkLy7ZNnR/view?usp=sharing
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    Actually, to me, your issue sounds like a...

    Actually, to me, your issue sounds like a mechanical problem… perhaps a loose pinion or something that shifts in response to the change in forces by the Z axis hopping over the tab.

    I’m hesitant...
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    Tuffduck… I’ve been systematically replaceing...

    Tuffduck…

    I’ve been systematically replaceing the builder grade moldings in my home… because my house has several archtop windows, I went against my own advice and made them myself. I have several...
  10. I’m thinking your problem may be your laptop…...

    I’m thinking your problem may be your laptop… laptops have many power saving features, some that shutdown USB conections. Laptops aren’t reccomended for running a ShopBot. Try running it on a desktop...
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    What problem are you thinking this would solve?

    SG
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    My father-in-law used to say “Growing old is only...

    My father-in-law used to say “Growing old is only for the brave!” the older I get, the more that statement seems true!

    While using a flap disk sander on my angle grinder, I had to remove the...
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    Chris… Where is this machine located? SG

    Chris…

    Where is this machine located?

    SG
  14. Thread: For sale:

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    For sale:

    For sale:
    I’m offering a mixed breed CNC for sale…

    This was a project my church acquired thinking they could resurrect it… I don’t know its full history, but when I got involved, I abandoned the...
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    Sometimes grub screws are stacked two high to...

    Sometimes grub screws are stacked two high to lock them better… be sure to remove it completely and check for a bottom one!

    SG
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    Or perhaps a loose pinion on the Z axis? SG

    Or perhaps a loose pinion on the Z axis?

    SG
  17. Thread: Octagon Finial

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    I guess you could do a molding toolpath, but...

    I guess you could do a molding toolpath, but you’d need to either precut the blank into an octagon or make a jig that would hold it in the proper position. Either way, you’d lose your positioning...
  18. More info please! PR? PRT? Alpha? SG

    More info please!
    PR? PRT? Alpha?

    SG
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QD4DQ9D?psc=1&ref=ppx...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QD4DQ9D?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details

    I just bought two of these!
    SG
  20. Thread: reset error

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    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a...

    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a keyboard “STOP” command is put in line behind anything else already sent to the processer. Even when it was working properly, I was hesitant to use the...
  21. Thread: reset error

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    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one...

    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one of the microswitches inside the E-stop housing. I’ve been unable to find replacements, so that means replacing the entire assembly. I’ve been too busy...
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    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last...

    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last Saturday, I was hit by a departing router bit! I was hit in the chest as I was sitting at the end of my Bot waiting on a file to complete. I wasn’t...
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    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my...

    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my other cuts but without the stepdown watermarks…

    After posting the above photos, I got to wondering how much difference a spindle vs: my PC 7518...
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    You’re not going to like what I have to say… ...

    You’re not going to like what I have to say…

    I’ve cut TRUCKLOADS of HDPE and UHMW this last year… I tried everything I know to improve my cut quality including resetting up my machine. (PRT...
  25. Thread: Power

    by steve_g
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    An interesting note… Router HP is determined...

    An interesting note…

    Router HP is determined by the power it consumes… or 1 hp =745.7 watts. A spindle HP is determined by the work it does… the two are not comparable!

    If you have used a...
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