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  1. My son was running it at the time but he also...

    My son was running it at the time but he also knows never to insert/remove a USB stick while a file is running. I have an SSD drive in the notebook, this configuration has been running trouble...
  2. I did the ZT for good measure on the physical...

    I did the ZT for good measure on the physical table again in case it lost it. What confuses me is it STARTS cutting correctly then without warning somewhere in the file it offsets and just keeps...
  3. Offsets while running, but jogs home correctly

    PRT Alpha 7.2 circa 2006
    New control board, USB and some relays a couple of years ago, running 3.8.42

    A couple of years ago I had several occurrences of this behavior and never discovered the...
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    PRT Style Z axis

    I removed this to install the upgraded Z axis. The T rail needs a bit of dressing but looks workable. Otherwise everything is in good condition. I made the upgrade because the Z axis was the last...
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    Spoilboard fire today

    It's always worth mentioning, stay in your shop when things are running. I had my first spoilboard fire back in late 2006 due to inexperience. Well, after 11 years this time was worse but could have...
  6. Bot stops moving, PC thinks everything is OK

    I've been plagued with an issue for about 6 months now and it's getting worse.
    2006 PRT Alpha with HSD 4HP Spindle 1PH
    Dell Latitude notebook (830 I believe) with W7 not online.

    Symptom:
    This...
  7. Thanks Gary, got the message about the time I...

    Thanks Gary, got the message about the time I realized just how simple this was. I made this harder than it should have been, but I didn't want to turn on the power to a fireworks show either!
  8. Thanks for the offline help from both Shopbot and...

    Thanks for the offline help from both Shopbot and others. Got it up and running.

    The answer is... and I don't know if I can explain this, the path through the relays for the RX wires really...
  9. Wiring for 4 contactors instead of 6 - PRT Alpha

    I have a 2006 PRT Alpha, it came with 6 contactors in it (the big relays) and I've only ever used 4. It was the IWF show floor model that had 2 spindles. I had planned on running 2 spindles but...
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    I found a fork in particle board once. In my...

    I found a fork in particle board once. In my experience anything can be in particle board.
  11. Thread: Rigid vacs

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    When one of mine melted down I went with the...

    When one of mine melted down I went with the black box vac. It has done well and now they have been upgraded with a steel housing since I got mine. Been happy with it for 2+ years now. I did have to...
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    Bookmarked and waiting!

    Bookmarked and waiting!
  13. Meh, they sign off and willing to pay? Id Put...

    Meh, they sign off and willing to pay? Id Put Whatevr there harts disired on it. Its theres not mine, whoo am eye to tell them whut there wantin?
    Shouldn't reflect on you, anyone buying signs knows...
  14. Looking for Thickness Agnostic shevles post...

    I saw someone post something about some shelves with a picture, either here or one of you guys from here on Facebook about "thickness agnostic" shelves. Had a picture and everything... anyone? Can I...
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    SATA Hard Drives for FREE... really!

    Building a new control PC or have a crashed drive?
    I have 5 internal desktop hard drives (3.5" SATA drives) free to good home. I rebuilt one of my external storage JBODs with larger drives so ...
  16. Here are some hens in an eps file.

    Here are some hens in an eps file.
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    Shopbotter for 10 years now

    It was 10 years ago we started Habitat For Bats and got our ShopBot not long after. Though I've not been as active on the forums, I am still around. Been busy, which is good, and making more bat...
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    I need bat wings for my motorcycle...

    I need bat wings for my sidecar rig. I was thinking something collapsible off the left and right of the rig, fairly large, similar to the linked images below. I need to be able to remove and stow...
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    I appreciate all the comments and can not only...

    I appreciate all the comments and can not only sympathize with others that have had an "event"... I can now empathize as well. After cutting down an oak tree (had been killed by lightning) I remember...
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    Yeah, tell me about it. I can't figure out where...

    Yeah, tell me about it. I can't figure out where this 21 yo Son and 18 yo Daughter came from when I'm only 28 myself. I'll chalk it up to "Decade Slip"... multi Decade slip. :confused:
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    My Heart felt Heart PSA...

    I'm still around and still building bat houses, had a record year last year and on track to beat it this year. But that's not the topic of this thread...

    If you can't seem to catch your breath,...
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    Robot to cut the wood, robot to carry it in to...

    Robot to cut the wood, robot to carry it in to the other robot... I could sit back and sip tea while the robots do everything! I do wonder how much deflection occurs when it starts cutting. I know...
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    That guy looks familiar... like from an '80's TV...

    That guy looks familiar... like from an '80's TV show. Man glitter... :p
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    WTB Retro PRS Z axis

    I figure it wouldn't hurt to post here first. Looking to install the Retro fit PRS style Z axis on my PRT alpha. If someone has one, let me know.
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    You all knew there would be videos! ...

    You all knew there would be videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q93zugVoqUI
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