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    Machining 5"material

    I've been asked to cut some details on the end of some knee braces
    The material is 5" thick.I have a prt alpha so is 5" possible?
    I have machined both sides before but never a through detail that...
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    i have a friend that makes a bee's wax walnut oil...

    i have a friend that makes a bee's wax walnut oil product.
    I've used it alot and have never noticed a rancid or bad smell.

    Brian
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    So a high grade silicon would work. The aluminum...

    So a high grade silicon would work.
    The aluminum is used for traffic signs and the edges would be painted.

    Brian
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    I've got another question. Would powder coated...

    I've got another question.
    Would powder coated aluminum letters bonded with marine adhesive to a sealed wood have the same problems?

    Brian
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    I agree The old saying the sum of the parts is...

    I agree
    The old saying the sum of the parts is more than the whole really applies .You also might try ebay and check out "project guitars".

    Brian
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    My father at 94 told me he is still learning...

    My father at 94 told me he is still learning something new every day sometimes good and sometimes not

    Brian
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    Sorry for the delay in response,been busy....

    Sorry for the delay in response,been busy.
    Thanks for the suggestions Joe.I did suggest a contrasting second layer but they said no.
    I also suggested to paint or stain the background to even out...
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    Joe I tried your file an ASPIRE and nothing came...

    Joe I tried your file an ASPIRE and nothing came up

    Brian.
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    Most people love this type of variation in...

    Most people love this type of variation in colour.
    I think thats part of the attraction.

    Unfortunately I didn't have anything to do with the colour.
    As we all know the customer usually gets what...
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    cedar sign problems

    I just finished this sign for a local hotel.
    They picked the colours and wanted a sandblasted background.
    I get most of this work from a local sign shop who doesn't do any woodworking.
    He has been...
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    just a few I've built over the years Horns are...

    just a few I've built over the years
    Horns are more difficult but worth the effort

    Brian
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    Thanks Brady I need the .125 to fit inside the...

    Thanks Brady
    I need the .125 to fit inside the small letters

    Brian
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    .125 bit for alunimum

    A customer wants a .25 alunimum sign cut.
    I will be toolpathing on the inside of the vectors and removing the waste.
    Due to the small font used I need to use a .125 bit
    I've used larger 0flutes...
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    Thanks Dave I live in the land of Red...

    Thanks Dave
    I live in the land of Red Cedar(Vancouver BC)so yes it'll be made of Cedar.
    They specified the sign to be 3-4" thick so I was planning on gluing up some clear 4x4 use four galvanized...
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    best way to mount sign

    Here's a case where the owner has jumped the gun and is not thinking it through.
    The concrete and brick work has been done before we had a chance to get proper mounting brackets made.
    Now I'm faced...
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    found out from the manufacture that I can only...

    found out from the manufacture that I can only use a er-25

    Thanks Brian
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    columbo 5hp collet

    I have this spindle and am currently using er-25 collets
    Can this same spindle use a er-32 collet.
    I'd like to see if I can use a .75 shanked bit

    Thanks Brian
  18. Thread: best material

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    does pvc hold paint well. I know it probably...

    does pvc hold paint well.
    I know it probably comes in many colours,but incase it doesnt come in the exact colours the client wants I will have to paint it.

    Thanks Brian
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    best material

    Quoting on a large commercial sign
    The main material will be western red cedar
    I'm wondering if I should use MDO or HDU for the lettering
    The weather here is very wet so that is a big...
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    After talking to Ryan from shopbot I did a test...

    After talking to Ryan from shopbot
    I did a test run without the material and it ran fine
    Same test with material in place,it failed again.
    Something that didn't occur to me was to remove the...
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    The location M3,1085000,16828643,-0.486667 is...

    The location
    M3,1085000,16828643,-0.486667
    is exactly the same(line 40)
    befor I redid the toolpath it was line 60 it stopped on
    As you can see from above the Z is only -.486667 down from the top...
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    Thanks for the info I just ran the file in...

    Thanks for the info
    I just ran the file in aspire this time and it stop in the same place(does not seem intermittent)
    I adjusted the bearing on the Z axis to make sure it was running smooth.
    What...
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    Its a 2d file I've run this file before. It was...

    Its a 2d file
    I've run this file before.
    It was a scaled down version
    This is not an easy file to redo
    I believe it took me 3-4 hrs the first time.
    If you look in "designing and creating shp...
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    here's the line of code it's seven from the...

    here's the line of code
    it's seven from the bottom
    M3,1085000,16828643,-0.486667

    I'm using artcam pro to toolpath with
    I've looked at the vector in question up close and see no issues with it....
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    motor fault at same spot

    I've just had the bot stop at the same line of a file showing a motor fault
    I redid the toolpaths and went with a new .25 compression.
    I'm only cutting .25 per pass at 2.5ips which is fairly...
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