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    Looks like frustration may be setting in - please...

    Looks like frustration may be setting in - please look again at date of original post - this is over a year ago they posted for sale - assuming it's long since been sold / dead topic, hence no reply...
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    Controlling vacuum table warpage

    Anyone try keeping a sheet of ply / melamine or even plastic over the vacuum table for extended periods of idle machine time?

    Just a thought that it may help a little bit in reducing moisture...
  3. Thread: Is CNC cheating?

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    I agree with you, Bill. As I recently stepped...

    I agree with you, Bill. As I recently stepped away from the 'bot, having sent it on it's mission to turn a 4x8 sheet of plywood into parts for cabinets, I paused and thought; how did I/ would I...
  4. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Exactly what I'm feeling - not sure if I want to...

    Exactly what I'm feeling - not sure if I want to sit in SB mode (redheaded stepchild??...:eek:) or "graduate" to a grown-up Vectric client.
    HA!

    Jeff
  5. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Jim, What version were you upgrading from?...

    Jim,


    What version were you upgrading from?
    From what I'm reading, I'd double check - are you sure you got VCP 10, or did you go from 8.5-9.5?
    Curious to see what 9.5-10 would be - maybe...
  6. Thread: Vectric Version 10

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    Scott, I'm there right now, and after reading...

    Scott,
    I'm there right now, and after reading this full thread, I think things are sorted and very clear now.

    Here's what I'm given for options:

    - VCP Shopbot 8.5 > VCP Shopbot 9.5 $...
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    For an accurate answer, a very important piece of...

    For an accurate answer, a very important piece of information is needed:

    How much material are you trying to remove in a single pass?
    That effects the rest of your cutting parameters.

    When...
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    Point #1 Having plunge end is in harmony with...

    Point #1 Having plunge end is in harmony with the plunging of the bit into material. Unless you ramp your cuts, Flat end mill will be stabbing straight into material, heating faster and hastening...
  9. Thread: Errant profile cut

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    Like Brian said - some of us have experienced...

    Like Brian said - some of us have experienced issues, employed the advice freely afforded to us here, and voila - solved some problems.
    Glad many of us do not have such issues, but even happier to...
  10. Thread: Smooth edges

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    What thickness lumber are you cutting? Similar...

    What thickness lumber are you cutting?
    Similar concerns compelled me to try 3/8 and 1/2" bits for the thicker lumber I assume you must be cutting, considering entry doors.
    If you're in the 5/4 -...
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    Upon completing the layout in Sketchup, you...

    Upon completing the layout in Sketchup, you appeared to import something to CPP (couldn't quite read the tabs and files as you went along). Was that from a folder of the saved parts, exported...
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    Looks like that's working swimmingly well. The...

    Looks like that's working swimmingly well. The foam cutting is something you don't immediately think of for a laser use.
    Well done!
    jeff
  13. Thread: x stepper motor

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    Now there's an idea I've not considered before,...

    Now there's an idea I've not considered before, makes perfect sense. I've always adhered to the 45degree angle raster, but boy, does that completely go against the logic of this statement. Indeed,...
  14. Thread: x stepper motor

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    How much sanding?

    Cowboy,
    How much sanding has been done on the last few images you've posted?
    Reason I ask is because what you're pointing out as a "problem" with your carvings is what I've grown to...
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    Two choices: shallower depth of cut or pick a...

    Two choices: shallower depth of cut or pick a different bit with a more acute angle, like an 18 degree.

    jeff
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    I'd go past software and post processors. Looks...

    I'd go past software and post processors.
    Looks mechanical, as in loose spindle mount, Z car wheels.
    When was last time pinions were replaced and drive motors snugged up?

    jeff
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    Guess I'm just spoiled, coming from an age where...

    Guess I'm just spoiled, coming from an age where you purchased something and it was then yours.
    This movement toward "subscription" service for everything in sight is very disturbing to me. When I...
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    Richard, You really got my attention, as I am...

    Richard,
    You really got my attention, as I am considering upgrading to Aspire as well. I just logged in, no problems.
    Question: Did you buy your Vectric product direct, or through Shopbot? In the...
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    Sounds like your implying that SB's supplier has...

    Sounds like your implying that SB's supplier has changed, or altered quality of pinions...
    Are we all expected to go through an hour of re-machining pinions as such going forward, or is this just a...
  20. Thread: Vacuum Opinion

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    I've been running the black box for over 6 years...

    I've been running the black box for over 6 years now. Almost never turn on motors 3&4. I mean, like NEVER.
    So - after all these years as a professional furniture/cabinet maker, I've not burned out...
  21. As an avid veneering enthusiast, I've got a...

    As an avid veneering enthusiast, I've got a venturi style, automated pump from vacupress that I've run for years. If interested in veneering as well, I'd highly recommend. Unless you're evacuating a...
  22. Thank you, Steve. I just may take a second look...

    Thank you, Steve. I just may take a second look at buying a bit and trying this method. Excellent article on this methodology!

    Jeff
  23. Honestly, not trying to be a wise @ss, just...

    Honestly, not trying to be a wise @ss, just saying,
    Any time I want a miter fold, including 2 projects this week, I cut parts on the shopbot, then march over to the table saw, do some test cuts,...
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    Reference material for machine tightening

    Anyone able to direct me towards info regarding optimizing table tightness for higher speed performance?
    I'm certain I'm just missing a thread here somewhere.

    Shifting into higher gear, meaning...
  25. Thread: Rack Scraper

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    And for those of us without 3D printers, they can...

    And for those of us without 3D printers, they can be had for the incredibly low price of...?;)


    Jeff
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