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  1. Thread: reset error

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    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a...

    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a keyboard “STOP” command is put in line behind anything else already sent to the processer. Even when it was working properly, I was hesitant to use the...
  2. Thread: reset error

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    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one...

    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one of the microswitches inside the E-stop housing. I’ve been unable to find replacements, so that means replacing the entire assembly. I’ve been too busy...
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    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last...

    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last Saturday, I was hit by a departing router bit! I was hit in the chest as I was sitting at the end of my Bot waiting on a file to complete. I wasn’t...
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    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my...

    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my other cuts but without the stepdown watermarks…

    After posting the above photos, I got to wondering how much difference a spindle vs: my PC 7518...
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    You’re not going to like what I have to say… ...

    You’re not going to like what I have to say…

    I’ve cut TRUCKLOADS of HDPE and UHMW this last year… I tried everything I know to improve my cut quality including resetting up my machine. (PRT...
  6. Thread: Power

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    An interesting note… Router HP is determined...

    An interesting note…

    Router HP is determined by the power it consumes… or 1 hp =745.7 watts. A spindle HP is determined by the work it does… the two are not comparable!

    If you have used a...
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    Monty… I was working on documenting my method...

    Monty…

    I was working on documenting my method of making boxes with box joints on all edges in case we ever had another “Camp ShopBopt” I was about 20 pages into it when I discovered that the box...
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    Thumbs up!!! SG

    Thumbs up!!!
    SG
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    Custom moldings...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34382&stc=1

    My house has many arch top windows… here in Texas, the windows are aluminum frames, and the openings are just sheet rocked....
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    I’ve had mine change… I think it’s a corrupted...

    I’ve had mine change… I think it’s a corrupted file and ShopBot reverting to default.

    SG
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    Brian… here’s another project for those off cuts....

    Brian… here’s another project for those off cuts. I have over 100 small, live edge slabs and way more charcuterie boards than I’ll ever sell! I used to be able to sell them with a verse or poem...
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    My original idea was to have the clock small and...

    My original idea was to have the clock small and minimal, featuring the beauty of the wood! However, my bride of 50 years had other ideas! I first tried the V-carving without any fill, but it looked...
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    Thanks Scott! It’s a Pecan crotch slab. I...

    Thanks Scott!

    It’s a Pecan crotch slab. I landed up with 5 of them from a tree we had milled… I’ve figured out what to do with 3 of them now! Coming soon, a pedestal table with a pecan crotch slab...
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    just a little mantel clock...

    Here's a little project for the new year...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34373&stc=1

    A mantle clock.

    I bought a radio controlled clock works to automatically...
  15. Thread: Table legs

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    Ita47… I used a .25” tapered ball nose bit for...

    Ita47…

    I used a .25” tapered ball nose bit for the entire profile.

    The link below will take you to my notes for a camp ShopBot presentation I did several years back. The presentation was about...
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    I have had zero success with any 30-degree bit…...

    I have had zero success with any 30-degree bit… the tips are too fragile to last through a job! My go to bit is the 3-flute 60 degree laser point CMT bit.

    SG
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    The gear or “pinion” on the motor shaft should be...

    The gear or “pinion” on the motor shaft should be absolutely tight! The set or “grub” screws were often installed two deep with the top one locking the bottom one. If you only re tighten the top one,...
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    Sure sounds like the pinion is loose on the motor...

    Sure sounds like the pinion is loose on the motor shaft!

    When checking the “grub” or set screws, remove it completely first to see if there’s another onr below it…

    SG
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    While we’re on the dust shoe topic… I’m wondering...

    While we’re on the dust shoe topic… I’m wondering how others with PRT twin Z’s have handled dust shoes?
    SG
  20. Thread: Vector art

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    Western as in cowboy? Lots of rope out there and...

    Western as in cowboy?
    Lots of rope out there and barbed wire.

    SG
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    I use a fanless PC. SG

    I use a fanless PC.
    SG
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    I decided that was the point... SG

    I decided that was the point...
    SG
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    Andy… Although lower left is the traditional 0,0...

    Andy…
    Although lower left is the traditional 0,0 you can have it anywhere you want! BUT… you’ll need to tell Aspire. Under the job setup tab is a “XY Datum position” box… check the location that is...
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    A corner block is a fixture for finding the X,Y...

    A corner block is a fixture for finding the X,Y and Z coordinates of a piece of material… more specifically, for setting the origin at a corner of the material. Since most CNC users have a Z-zero...
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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folded_U.S...

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folded_U.S._Flag.svg

    https://www.raisingourkids.com/coloring-pages/patriotic/memorial-day/011-tomb-unknown-soldier.html

    Are you looking for somthing to...
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