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    I use MDO as a base which is much more stable...

    I use MDO as a base which is much more stable than any other plywood that I have worked with. I put corian on top of that with the vacuum grid (4 zones) carved into it. The spoilboard tops off the...
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    Pretty normal here in northern WI. Maybe 8 -10...

    Pretty normal here in northern WI. Maybe 8 -10 days in the upper 80's and the air con running. Kinda dry after a wet spring and early summer but maybe the lake levels will recede some. Crazy busy...
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    Very nice article. Thanks for posting.

    Very nice article. Thanks for posting.
  4. Thread: Collet

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    So far I have only seen the bug when I paused...

    So far I have only seen the bug when I paused during a Z motion. Happened on my prt and my prs.
    Collets should be replaced every 2000-3000 hours of use since they do wear out. Plunging up to the...
  5. Thread: Collet

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    I have vcarve pro and when the machine is moving...

    I have vcarve pro and when the machine is moving in the Z direction and I pause the program with the space bar the bit will plunge until it is mechanically stopped when I resume the cut. I can't help...
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    I always like to see Brians posts. Ingenius

    I always like to see Brians posts. Ingenius
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    you can just sand the edges with a foam sanding...

    you can just sand the edges with a foam sanding block.
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    I would just cut rectangles on the table saw and...

    I would just cut rectangles on the table saw and fasten the plexiglass to 2 4 x 4's running perpendicular to plexi for your pass through. Attach with angle brackets.
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    I used corian for mine and it is very stable. I...

    I used corian for mine and it is very stable. I gained quite a bit of vacuum but I no longer remember exact numbers. I switched to 2 5 horse becker vacuum pumps with 4 zones, the smallest being 36...
  10. Thread: Tool Cabinets

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    Nice strong design Brian. How did you eliminate...

    Nice strong design Brian. How did you eliminate tearout on all those dadoes?
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    looks to me like you only need 1.25 inches cut...

    looks to me like you only need 1.25 inches cut length. put the blank on the table and mill the top with a fluting program to achieve the taper. Bob
  12. the extra time it takes to run a 6 percent...

    the extra time it takes to run a 6 percent stepover will be a lot less than the time it takes to fix it by hand and the result is better.
  13. Thread: Collet help

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    Some metal parts are shipped with a rust...

    Some metal parts are shipped with a rust preventative coating that would clean off with kerosene or some other solvent.
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    your 2 inch edge grain will work fine and also be...

    your 2 inch edge grain will work fine and also be more stable than the flat grain.
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    an excellent post John. I don't know if I will...

    an excellent post John. I don't know if I will ever have a use for it but it is filed away for future reference.
  16. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    would you post more about the details of your...

    would you post more about the details of your modification? Looks really good.
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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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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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