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    Legacy vs ShopBot

    I was retired and didn't knowwhat I wanted yo do so I got a legacy wood mill and have had a great time with it. But then I got my bot and that was almost the end of the Woodmill. I am now in the...
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    Dan Before you spend any money go into Windows 7...

    Dan
    Before you spend any money go into Windows 7 and change the compatibility mode for SB to XP Service Pack 2. Worked for others and worked for me when nothing else would.
    Doug Dodd
    FSR Custom...
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    I think I finally got things worked out today....

    I think I finally got things worked out today. Yesterday I took Jim's advice and changed the compatibility mode. I set mine at XP service pack 2 and it hasn't had a comm problem since.
    Thanks to...
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    I get between 74.5 and 78.6 and sometimes low...

    I get between 74.5 and 78.6 and sometimes low 80's, always less then 81%. Loop test runs 86 to 88%.

    Doug Dodd
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    Brady Installed new USB card, powered hub and...

    Brady
    Installed new USB card, powered hub and cables.

    Jay
    Did the grounding thing.

    Dana and Curtiss
    Stripped the OS per Black Viper and tried my laptop that ran the bot with no problems for...
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    A simple request

    We all have problems with our bots from time to time and we come to the forum for help. What would be useful is to post the cure for your particular ill. I have seen several instances where someone...
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    Lost Comm

    Tim
    I have been having the exact same problem for 4 weeks now. It started with my old computer running XP64 Pro. Losing comm then program freezes or crashes and always leftover characters in...
  8. Thread: Jog Home

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    Doug How did you resolve your problems? I am...

    Doug
    How did you resolve your problems? I am having an amazingly similar problem that is driving me up the wall and costing me lots of money.

    Doug Dodd
    FSR Custom WoodWorks
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    Gene Not missing just moved. I have a bad solder...

    Gene
    Not missing just moved. I have a bad solder connection on the Z axis so I moved over to A until I can spare a couple of weeks with the Bot down. Been saying that for two years now.
    Gerald
    My...
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    Continued Mods

    The best part is that I only have one USB cable from the bot to the work station and all the cables separate from the control box quickly and neatly.
    Next up is a printed circut board to do away...
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    Control Box mods

    Finally got the bot up and running again after a few "minor" mods.
    All I wanted to do was clean up some of the cable clutter make room in the control box for relays to power up the router and dust...
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    I downloaded 3.6.38 and I was using BitDefender...

    I downloaded 3.6.38 and I was using BitDefender AntiVirus Pro 2011. The trojan horse that was found was in SBparts\Custom\????. The final location changes each time I run the installer. The virus...
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    I am on of those old farts and my solution is to...

    I am on of those old farts and my solution is to purchase from Harbor Freight one of the large motorcycle lifts that will rise up to table height on the bot. From there I will push the sheet goods...
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    Virus in Control software

    At 5:00 PM pst I found a trojan horse virus in the ShopBot control software download. Please do not download software until Shopbot corrects this.
    I have alerted ShopBot about this virus.

    Doug...
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    I knew that I had a good design idea:rolleyes:...

    I knew that I had a good design idea:rolleyes: but I didn't think it would hold both of us.
    Thanks for a great time and I look forward to the Maker's Fair. See you there

    Doug:)
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    Gravity used to be my friend but 11 years of...

    Gravity used to be my friend but 11 years of retirement have not been kind to me in the gravity department.
    Now days I only eat donuts with or without chocolate frosting.
    :p
    Doug
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    How about if I stand on your bridge first and if...

    How about if I stand on your bridge first and if it holds me then I'll stand on mine?
    Doug
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    Bridge Building

    I have a question on the bridge. How are the bridges going to be supported under the ends? Are there 2 stands 1 meter apart and the bridge rises or drops from there?
    I'm "gravitationally challenged"...
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    Look up krefkore.com. It is an mdf type product...

    Look up krefkore.com. It is an mdf type product that bends easily and finishes like regular mdf. I have used bendy board and it is way too much work to get a smooth surface.
    I bend 3/8 kerfkore to...
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    Gilded Tiger

    Very good work. I have done enough of that type of work to say I am impressed.
    Doug
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    I do a lot of high relief carving close to the...

    I do a lot of high relief carving close to the max Z height and found that if I zero at table top instead of material top I had fewer problems and could always start from the same point. That can be...
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    Jack Try a slab of walnut 2.75 thick 45 wide...

    Jack
    Try a slab of walnut 2.75 thick 45 wide and almost 11 feet long. That was badly cupped and twisting when I got it and now 5 years later it is as flat as the table on my bot. What is required...
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    Jason I have a 9648 and I thought that was...

    Jason
    I have a 9648 and I thought that was plenty big enough but the first job I took in was 53 x 72 x 6. My advice is to figure what the largest table you will need and then purchase the next size...
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    Michael No I am not. How is that done.

    Michael
    No I am not. How is that done.
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    To all who responded, even Curtis, thanks for the...

    To all who responded, even Curtis, thanks for the help. Changing to a straight bit.
    Ken, this program has 1.4 million lines and over 18 hours at .01 stepover. I can't imagine .005 stepover.
    Again...
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