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  1. Thread: Is CNC cheating?

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    This argument has been ongoing for years. A CNC...

    This argument has been ongoing for years. A CNC is just another tool, like a tablesaw, jointer or planer. It just takes new types of skills to use a CNC machine then it takes to run other woodshop...
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    I've been using RBTools compression bits for...

    I've been using RBTools compression bits for several years. I went from getting 20 sheets of 3/4" plywood to 25 sheets before I had to change bits. I also went from 5IPS to 6IPS with the same cut...
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    A very important thing to consider with...

    A very important thing to consider with compression bits is that the upcut portion will cause chipout until it gets below the surface of the plywood. Because of this, you need to plunge a...
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    Sorry Eric, just being a smart &$*.... ;) ...

    Sorry Eric, just being a smart &$*.... ;)

    Specifically, I use Aspire for all things that can't be done in eCabinets. I've made lots of chairs using Aspire as well as other furniture. I've also...
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    Purchase material -> Material prep - > DESIGN...

    Purchase material -> Material prep - > DESIGN HOLD DOWN METHOD -> CAD -> CAM -> GCODE -> CUT/CARVE -> CLEANUP (CHISELS, SANDING, DREMEL, etc.) -> STAINING, CLEAR COATING -> QC -> PRESENT TO...
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    Thanks for the info on that. I don't want you to...

    Thanks for the info on that. I don't want you to take your time to palletize. That is a lot of work. I guess I'll look for something closer.
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    Thanks Ron!! Maybe I'll give it a try. I'm...

    Thanks Ron!! Maybe I'll give it a try. I'm going to be off my feet for Oct, Nov, Dec while I recover from foot rebuild. Might give me some time to experiment.
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    Wonder what the shipping to zipcode 99156 would...

    Wonder what the shipping to zipcode 99156 would be?
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    I'd buy it, but being all the way across the...

    I'd buy it, but being all the way across the country from you would make shipping very high.
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    You need to draw the bit profile in the...

    You need to draw the bit profile in the Aspire/VCarve window with exact measurements of all the turns and angles of the RIGHT side of the bit ONLY using an OPEN vector. Then highlight that vector...
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    Brady is spot on. You have to decide if this CNC...

    Brady is spot on. You have to decide if this CNC brand will perform as needed to do what you want done. Backlash, flex and slop are things you just can't eliminate from ShopBot machines. The...
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    SBLink and ShopBot Control

    Does anyone know if the SBLink works with versions of SB Control newer then the 3.6 versions?

    I can't test it here because I can't take my PRSAlpha offline to do the testing. WAY to busy cutting...
  13. I cut plywood at 360IPM without problems on my...

    I cut plywood at 360IPM without problems on my 2009 PRS Alpha. Carving and v-carving I slow down some to get a better quality cut. As far as jogging, I jog at 15IPS no problem.

    You need a good...
  14. Thread: highlight color

    by dlcw
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    Thanks Scott!! Looks interesting.

    Thanks Scott!! Looks interesting.
  15. Thread: CNC Pressure Foot

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    I've used the pressure foot a few times. The one...

    I've used the pressure foot a few times. The one thing I noted using it is, it will drag chips from your cutting into areas that haven't been cut yet. This is especially noticeable when engraving...
  16. Thread: Lack of activity

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    That and I think more and more people are moving...

    That and I think more and more people are moving away from SB as their technology falls further and further behind the competition.
  17. Thread: FABMO Status

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    I've got physical health problems (military...

    I've got physical health problems (military related) that have limited my ability to do heavy work, and it's getting worse. Yes, I've put in labor saving devices like ceiling hoists to manhandle...
  18. Thread: FABMO Status

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    It's really sad that ShopBot has fallen so far...

    It's really sad that ShopBot has fallen so far behind the technology curve with their offerings. :(:confused:

    The only thing that keeps me on the SB platform is the fact that I'm heavily invested...
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    Looks like an instance of a government beauracRat...

    Looks like an instance of a government beauracRat picking on a little guy because he knows you can't fight it, whereas the bigger company has told him to get lost and there's not much he can do about...
  20. Thread: Door construction

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    3/4" panels would be fine. Just make sure you...

    3/4" panels would be fine. Just make sure you set them in dados in the rails and stiles. Very similar to making cabinet doors. Use space balls or some other rubber type of insert to keep the...
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    That is GREAT feedback!!! Thank you. I was...

    That is GREAT feedback!!! Thank you. I was thinking about pulling the trigger on this, but after your review I think I'm going to look at another solution for laser engraving.
  22. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    What I worry about is running the bot so hard...

    What I worry about is running the bot so hard that the gantry tips over. Then life gets interesting at that point.....
  23. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    When I upgrade my spindle from a 2.2, I'm looking...

    When I upgrade my spindle from a 2.2, I'm looking forward to this capability! ;)
  24. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    I've got the 2.2 spindle. I've used it for 10...

    I've got the 2.2 spindle. I've used it for 10 years now. I surface my spoilboard plus flatten hardwood and softwood slabs with my 2" surfacing bit all the time. No problems. For my spoilboard, I...
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    I noticed it doesn't pertain to bigger,...

    I noticed it doesn't pertain to bigger, production machines. Only the hobby machines. Interesting.....
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