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    Thanks for this. One thing I am not is penny wise...

    Thanks for this. One thing I am not is penny wise and pound foolish. If buying something makes sense and is costly, I will do it. Having learned i need to hunt down a dongle for eCab and struggle...
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    Bleeth, Thanks for the explanation. I...

    Bleeth,

    Thanks for the explanation.

    I currently cut about 8-10 cabinets per month but have the opportunity to make carcasses for others in my area who will then finish them. Nothing I do seems...
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    Well, I've had it a while and so far, soooooo...

    Well, I've had it a while and so far, soooooo good!
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    Program of preference????

    Hi, all.

    I just upgraded from a Buddy to a full size (48-96) PRS Alpha. It has a 2.2 hp spindle and 14" Z.

    Having built many cabinets with a table saw and then a Festool track saw, I am quite...
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    Joe, Thanks a bunch for the info and for all...

    Joe,

    Thanks a bunch for the info and for all you post here on the forum. I appreciate the knowledge you so willingly share. Signs have always had an appeal to me. I majored in graphic arts in...
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    Pro70z28, Thanks for that reply. I notice the...

    Pro70z28,

    Thanks for that reply. I notice the black covers well. For lettering my first signs I have been trying the metallic gold which is pretty nice except it takes two coats to cover. I'm...
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    Are you saying you only use one coat? I see above...

    Are you saying you only use one coat? I see above that you brush which is my preference. Do you sand finely afterward? Do you put any kind of protecting coat over it at the end?
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    Thanks, for this info everyone! I need to learn...

    Thanks, for this info everyone! I need to learn this stuff from veteran builders like yourselves.

    Being in New England, my intention is to make "traditional" carved signs but wood is indeed dearly...
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    Interesting. Thanks for the replies. I'm kind of...

    Interesting. Thanks for the replies. I'm kind of a purist but favor a wood composite by far over PVC if given a choice. I'd expect PVC to be flimsy but there are likely lots of products out there...
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    Composite Wood?

    I'm starting sign carving as a part of my business. I recently saw a company stating they use a "waterproof wood composite that won't absorb water and will not rot." So I'm wondering other than teak,...
  11. Thanks! I'll print a copy to post by my Bot.

    Thanks! I'll print a copy to post by my Bot.
  12. Thread: I'm Green

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    Thanks, Steve. I just posted again and the...

    Thanks, Steve.

    I just posted again and the message appears to have taken this time. The same thing happened the other day when I tried to post my first thread in this section.
  13. Trying again... Help with Depth and Feedrates by Wood Species

    Hi, everyone!

    My name is Rich and I live in rural Vermont. I've been building for 40 years and have had my hands in woodworking for nearly as long being as I define the two as different, yet...
  14. Thread: I'm Green

    by richahrens
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    Steve, I tried again to another section...

    Steve,

    I tried again to another section specific to cutting and technique but it says my post needs to be approved by a moderator. Any idea how to contact the moderator so I can ensure my thread...
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    Feed, Speed and Depth Data

    Hi, everyone!

    My name is Rich and I live in rural Vermont. I've been building for 40 years and have had my hands in woodworking for nearly as long being as I define the two as different, yet...
  16. Thread: I'm Green

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    I'm Green

    Trying to post my first message. I typed a long one this morning but it isn't showing up so will keep this one brief.

    Rich
  17. Thread: I'm Green!!

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    I'm Green!!

    My name is Rich and I live in rural Vermont. I purchased a Buddy PRS Alpha 48 with spindle and 12 inch z axis. My bits just came from toolstoday.com and are the Amanda 10 piece 1/2" sign set as a...
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