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  1. Any problems with 3.6.46 control software?

    I am currently using 3.6.14 with a Windows XP machine. (I know, way behind the times!) I have been having problems where my cursor will start jumping around as I try to start typing commands such as...
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    Wanted - Porter Cable 7518 router

    Looking to buy a PC 7518 or 75182 router to have as a backup. Thanks,
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    You won't be able to use all 4 axes at the same...

    You won't be able to use all 4 axes at the same time. When you run the indexer, you park the carriage on the centerline of the rotary work piece. According to how your indexer is mounted, the X or...
  4. How thick is the aluminum that you will be...

    How thick is the aluminum that you will be cutting? I would be interested in how you are handling the metal chips if you are talking about cutting aluminum other than Dibond type material.
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    I have engraved with the Rowmark. You need to...

    I have engraved with the Rowmark. You need to triple your feed to 60ips. If you have large areas to clear, try using one of the flat bottom endmills from Centurion. ...
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    My dowel was steel. I actually just used an old...

    My dowel was steel. I actually just used an old 1/4" v-carve bit and just chucked it in my router upside down. The aluminum foil is grounded to the z-zero plate. When the metal dowel touches the...
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    Well, this is my 2nd post in a row with no one...

    Well, this is my 2nd post in a row with no one responding. Anyway, I did figure this out. Option 2 above is what will work. The Copy Machine tool doesn't stop until it makes a full loop in 2D...
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    calling on the probe experts

    I am looking to use the Shopbot probe to calculate the 2D profile of an existing turned part. I won't need to rotate the indexer at all. All that I need to do is probe one side of the turning in...
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    Large 5' x 12' sign - material?

    I am quoting a large (5' x 12') sign for a town in my area. This will be in a high profile area, so it needs to look good and be durable. The design is simple, solid black background with white...
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    I ordered a sample directly from Duna and...

    I ordered a sample directly from Duna and received it in about 1 week.
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    Some more pics would be beneficial.

    Some more pics would be beneficial.
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    30° V-bit woes

    I try to avoid the 30° included angle V-bits when I can. But lately, I have had a few jobs where I needed them to get the required detail. I have used the Kyocera, Precise Bits, and Centurion...
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    Price drop to $1 per square foot.

    Price drop to $1 per square foot.
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    1-1/4" thick Extira panels

    I have several 1-1/4" thick Extira panels (exterior grade MDF) leftover from a job. These would be great for spoilboards and of course, signs. Available sizes in inches are below. $1.40 per square...
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    Thanks everyone. I eventually found a 3520A...

    Thanks everyone. I eventually found a 3520A model on www.ncwoodworker.net which is a woodworking forum. Picked it up in Chapel Hill, NC yesterday. Now I just have to rearrange half my shop to make...
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    I used the 70-100 model Rikon lathe. Brad

    I used the 70-100 model Rikon lathe. Brad
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    All good suggestions, keep 'em coming.

    All good suggestions, keep 'em coming.
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    I should of mentioned that I am looking for the...

    I should of mentioned that I am looking for the newer Powermatic model 3520. I want to do some bowl turning and the old model 45s and 90s just don't have enough swing.
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    looking for used machinery websites

    Does anyone have any good websites for hunting down used woodworking equipment? In particular, I'm hunting for a Powermatic lathe. I've been watching the classifieds in woodweb and sawmill creek. ...
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    Never buy Chinese bearings, period. Any brand of...

    Never buy Chinese bearings, period. Any brand of USA or Japanese bearings will be top quality.
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    Thanks everyone. I have settled on the 2"...

    Thanks everyone. I have settled on the 2" Valterra valves for my manifold.

    I still cannot find any 2" 90 degree flanges to bolt to the underside of the table. I spent an hour searching online...
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    Vac table PVC flange and ball valve source?

    I'm getting ready to setup a vacuum table. I'm currently laying out my piping. It seems like the consensus is to use 3" piping for the manifold and then 2" to the table.

    Does anyone know where to...
  23. Martin - Can you give specifics on what you used...

    Martin - Can you give specifics on what you used as your plenum "sealer"?
  24. Is it ever OK to put screws in your bleeder board?

    I am helping a friend of mine setup a vacuum system on a Shopbot that he is in charge of at a local college. We are going to make the plenum out of standard MDF with 6 zones. Then glue down a 3/4"...
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    Daren - Below are some answers for you. 1) The...

    Daren - Below are some answers for you.

    1) The higher the gear ratio, the higher your resolution will be. You will also gain more torque. The drawback is that you lose speed at the indexer. You...
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