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    Boom! ...

    Boom!

    https://store.carveco.com/products/carveco-software-maintenance-online

    They hid it down at the bottom of the page.
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    You could try www.ncviewer.com to see if the...

    You could try www.ncviewer.com to see if the preview shows up there... That'd get you an idea of what you're trying to cut.

    But let's back up...

    FingerMaker, Aspire, and any other CAM software...
  3. The allowance is the gap between the parts. A...

    The allowance is the gap between the parts. A value of zero will make it so the parts will fit VERY tight (assuming your machine is dialed in). That's a good choice if you don't mind some sanding. If...
  4. If you want, post the file that was giving you...

    If you want, post the file that was giving you trouble.
  5. I follow what you're saying... When you use the...

    I follow what you're saying... When you use the box creator gadget and you have dovetails set, you actually get square tenons on the screen represented as vectors. If you select those vectors and run...
  6. Did you perhaps have it set on dovetail mode?...

    Did you perhaps have it set on dovetail mode? That might explain why your tenons were really large on one side, they probably were supposed to have an angle cut into them. Check the settings in the...
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    If you have an HSD spindle you can't get them...

    If you have an HSD spindle you can't get them rebuilt.. Technically you can, but nobody I found when mine went bad could do cost effectively. From what I understand the Columbo spindles can be more...
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    That's awesome! What's your process for designing...

    That's awesome! What's your process for designing them?
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    Who's making guitars

    As the title says, I'm interested in seeing who out there is using their CNC for building guitars. I've got someone who's interested in learning on my ShopBot to make a guitar and I'd love to see...
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    In a spindle you can only use a bit that's the...

    In a spindle you can only use a bit that's the exact diameter for your collet, so if you have a 1/4" collet you could use a 1/4" drill bit (that's rated for the speed you'll be spinning it at of...
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    What you're seeing in my video is this bit: ...

    What you're seeing in my video is this bit:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/2908a21

    It's a 1/4" jobber bit. I've used these for thousands upon thousands of holes in birch ply and HDPE. They continue...
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    I've done a LOT of drilling using high quality...

    I've done a LOT of drilling using high quality jobber bits:

    https://youtu.be/S1Mt85X57pc

    I believe I got these bits from McMaster. They're nothing special, just not the cheapest ones.
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    Hey Phil, I'm in Western MA too. I'll direct...

    Hey Phil, I'm in Western MA too. I'll direct message you to get in touch.
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    How much did putting that sound deadening...

    How much did putting that sound deadening material reduce the sound of the motors?
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    I'd take a look here for some information on sign...

    I'd take a look here for some information on sign foam:

    http://www.signfoam.com/technical.html

    That should get you headed in the right direction.

    If you're having trouble posting images take...
  16. What's the problem? Is your depth of cut...

    What's the problem? Is your depth of cut inconsistent?
  17. I wouldn't go full depth with that bit. I'd do...

    I wouldn't go full depth with that bit. I'd do 1/8th passes, 2.5IPS to start at 12-14K RPM

    Just because it's got flutes all the way up doesn't mean it can cut any material in a pass that's as deep...
  18. Good to know!

    Good to know!
  19. Do you have any trouble painting that pink foam...

    Do you have any trouble painting that pink foam Jerry?
  20. I'd take a look at Medex. I've never liked the...

    I'd take a look at Medex. I've never liked the surface quality on MDF until I started using that stuff.

    http://www.roseburg.com/Product/medex/
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    Design workflow talk at Basecamp

    Hey everyone, SketchUp finally posted this talk I did last year at they developer conference. Here I go through a lot of the projects I've done, and the nitty gritty details about how I take designs...
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    I'm in Massachusetts just over the NH border....

    I'm in Massachusetts just over the NH border. Contact me directly and if we're close we can chat.
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    Check this thread: ...

    Check this thread:

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?24215-Let-s-Talk-About-Table-Flatness
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    Fusion has some really incredible toopathing...

    Fusion has some really incredible toopathing built in. It's got it's roots in metal machining however. I find that I have to do a lot of tweaking to get the toolpaths to do what I want to. Modeling...
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    The closest thing you're going to find to...

    The closest thing you're going to find to something like AutoSketch would probably be SketchUp.

    You can still get the 2017 version of SketchUp free here: https://www.sketchup.com/download/make
    ...
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