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    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with...

    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with that boat, a lifetime memory already achieved in the making...

    Thanks for sharing
    What a wholesome project.

    Jeff
  2. Thread: Spoil Board

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    Hey Ken- good to hear from you again. I've...

    Hey Ken- good to hear from you again.

    I've been using the MDO ply with MDF plenum zoned out for vac, sealed with thinned down yellow glue. Glue down spoil board of 3/4 MDF, seal edges a couple...
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    For sure! Looks great - a million one uses for...

    For sure!

    Looks great - a million one uses for those neodymium / rare-earth magnets!
    About those hinges... do tell - magnets also?

    Jeff
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    That's right - I took "Industrial Arts", which...

    That's right - I took "Industrial Arts", which first half was metal shop with you as teacher- making scrolls and welding with Oxy/Acetylene torch. Believe it or not, I still have the hammer I made on...
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    Looks great, Phil. Don't remember that option...

    Looks great, Phil. Don't remember that option when I was in your woodshop class at Lee High, but then, that was a mere 36 years ago...!
    Thanks for posting!

    Jeff
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    FDMC bio featuring ShopBot

    Here's a write-up in FDMC publication. Features the ShopBot, in addition to several other machines and the processes I utilize. Moreover, I do express what I feel are very valid reasons to select a...
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    Matt, Preposterous. Compatibility is...

    Matt,


    Preposterous.
    Compatibility is there.

    I did exactly as you plan, start with VCarve Pro, Upgrade to Aspire. Did this in December, a few hours of video tutorials and I'm now producing...
  8. Thread: Dust shoe pattern

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    Add LEDs to Kent Dust Shoe

    Funny you should mention lighting up a Kent dust shoe...

    I finally got around to doing so a few weeks back. Had leftover 24V LED tape cutoffs from a kitchen job. Tapped into the 24V fan motor...
  9. Thread: Dust shoe pattern

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    An emphatic YES from my experience. Dumped the...

    An emphatic YES from my experience. Dumped the original within the first year, running close to 9 years with the kent, and have no intent of going back to original.

    Jeff
  10. Thread: Dust Mask

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    You'll need to set up an account with them to...

    You'll need to set up an account with them to establish you as a jobber/legit business (cash or full credit app for charge options), but these guys are my regular for those cartridges and so much...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKzjhp-yDkE&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKzjhp-yDkE&feature=youtu.be
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    Downsizing is only going to reduce the flow. ...

    Downsizing is only going to reduce the flow.
    Don't waste a nickel on smaller stuff, especially PVC.
    Keep every bit of that big, beautiful, 6" metal pipe in place. Replace any PVC fittings or...
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    Generally, pressing the blue "reset" button in...

    Generally, pressing the blue "reset" button in between the green "start" button and the red "stop" button should take care of it. There should be an additional red stop button located on the...
  14. Thread: Marvel Calendar

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    Very cool - looks great! Jeff

    Very cool - looks great!

    Jeff
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    Cannot speak to Mr. Beckwith's status, but for...

    Cannot speak to Mr. Beckwith's status, but for the last question, I've had good experience obtaining Onsrud bits as well as many other machine tooling items from Ballew Saw and Tool:
    ...
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    Looking for a new desktop PC

    My original is over 8yrs old now, and I think the internal battery is dead, as it opens in BIOS edit mode now. Seems this is the way to go for a new PC "tower" for controlling the Shopbot:
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    1> Would help if you posted an image of the...

    1> Would help if you posted an image of the desired leg shape so we can give you more qualified advice, but if it's straight taper, you'll be far ahead utilizing a different machine in your shop, as...
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    Wow- like many others here, wish I had the time...

    Wow- like many others here, wish I had the time to try such cool stuff!
    Particularly interesting to me was the "lin-wax" methodology. Pretty dang brilliant. Really appreciate you sharing your...
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    Ideal post processor for PRS Alpha

    With multiple changes/upgrades in Vectric products for me recently, I'm now wanting to verify which is the best post processor to be using for optimal results.

    I understand Aspire's default...
  20. Thread: Is CNC cheating?

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    Watched the new video. Suddenly, He's gone from...

    Watched the new video. Suddenly, He's gone from accusing those of us with CNC's of being dishonest:"Is your craftsman lying to you" to declaring himself a very clever guy who knows how to make money...
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    Epoxy: Sherwin-Williams "Macropoxy 646 Fast Cure...

    Epoxy: Sherwin-Williams "Macropoxy 646 Fast Cure Epoxy" B58-600 Part A, B58V600 Part B hardener. Paid $135 for a two gallon set. Due to cost, I skipped on main floor, and only covered the 22x32...
  22. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Sure thing - thanks for the kind words jeff

    Sure thing - thanks for the kind words

    jeff
  23. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    You are correct- stage one milling the legs,...

    You are correct- stage one milling the legs, blanks are screwed to table. 60" Y axis has solid area with no vac hold down, so I use screws with abandon, regardless of all the reasons not to.:o
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  24. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Not sure how you can enlarge - I scaled them down...

    Not sure how you can enlarge - I scaled them down from about 1MB to 300k before posting. However, appears forum automatically compresses them when uploading, as they show much smaller file size after...
  25. Thread: CNC Bar Stools

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    Phil - Poplar indeed. Not my first choice, but...

    Phil - Poplar indeed. Not my first choice, but still qualifies as a hardwood, is lightweight and economical. Poplar also is pretty friendly for staining.
    As for color, I call it walnut. That...
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