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    I appreciate the responses, guys. Bob Moore hit...

    I appreciate the responses, guys. Bob Moore hit it on the head. I had been using Artcam for years, but just began using this version recently and this was the first time for vcarving. Missed a...
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    Help with Vcarve letters please.

    Machine file generated from Artcam 2018, 1/4" 90deg sharp engraving bit, 17k rpm, 70ipm. Letters about 3/4" high and from standard Times New Roman font. Set for constant velocity. Ragged edge on...
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    Link to this megabot?

    Link to this megabot?
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    My two cents. I've made thousands of vcarved...

    My two cents. I've made thousands of vcarved cedar signs (used to take my smaller CNC to the Christmas fair every year and make signs to order - fun and hectic). Sharp bit, 60-70ipm, 15k, mostly...
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    And, I've got to give you some strokes. Your...

    And, I've got to give you some strokes. Your willingness to spend the time to spread your expertise is phenomenal. Thank you so much.
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    Thanks for the reply, Brady. hardware...

    Thanks for the reply, Brady. hardware modifications are no problem and I will make them. My secondary question (though not necessarily second in importance) is power/accuracy/speed issue vs what I...
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    Installing new pinions

    I have an early 2000 PRT with an Ascension box (similar to the 4G). After some years my X and Y pinions are getting visibly worn. I have 20 tooth now and I'm having second thoughts about replacing...
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    Brian, you are a cross between McGyver and Rube...

    Brian, you are a cross between McGyver and Rube Goldberg. Ingenuity!
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    We all have to work with what we have I guess. I...

    We all have to work with what we have I guess. I have a wonderful Inca 10" over and under I've been using for pushing 40 years...it just isn't designed for heavy loads or heavy cuts which makes my...
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    I dunno, seems to me that most of us reading this...

    I dunno, seems to me that most of us reading this forum have CNC machines. Wedges and a larger flat bit will do the same thing. Done it many times to take chain saw marks off of slabs.
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    One approach I have used successfully is to take...

    One approach I have used successfully is to take a picture (as straight on as possible) with a digital camera, then trace it and scale the tracing to a known measurement on your headliner. Sometimes...
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    I exclusively use high quality motorcycle chain...

    I exclusively use high quality motorcycle chain grease and have for years. Transparent, non messy easy spray on and seems to have a long life of lubrication. I also use it on the plastic to metal...
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    Marble yes, granite no.

    Marble yes, granite no.
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    I have some rosewood in that shade and, though...

    I have some rosewood in that shade and, though wood grain varies in general, purple heart is generally more straight grained. Board on the right has some resemblance to tulipwood. Weight and grain...
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    Now, here is a workbench!

    https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulWoodworking/videos/897439003718645/

    Provides a huge amount of extra table space...only I wouldn't have the square footage to even open it up.
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    Have checked that your rails are equi-distant so...

    Have checked that your rails are equi-distant so that the rollers are not riding up on the rails in spots? You should actually be able to see .015" with a straightedge. Flatten the board, then...
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    Looks like a PRT Alpha. Still, a great machine.

    Looks like a PRT Alpha. Still, a great machine.
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    I can only affirm the above. I often use Doc...

    I can only affirm the above. I often use Doc Crumbly's Rootin Tootin method. I keep old weathered cedar fence boards for rustic house signs, stall signs etc. It is so cool, you will be a believer...
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    As far as your painter's tape masking, it really...

    As far as your painter's tape masking, it really has a tendency to fuz up badly and pull off some sections. Save yourself headaches and get some Gerber Mask II or equivalent.
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    Well, I'm glad for you guys. Never had a piece of...

    Well, I'm glad for you guys. Never had a piece of padauk that did not come off of the fresh cut kinda red/orange color. Varied after that, with some more like Scott's example and some browner....
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    I love padouk, the hardness, texture and color....

    I love padouk, the hardness, texture and color. Problem is that over time it fades, getting browner and browner. Some finishes can delay, but that is all, so I feel almost duty bound to inform my...
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    I fairly confident that your issue is what...

    I fairly confident that your issue is what tlempicke mentioned. You are describing classic problems with trying to cut extruded acrylic. I ran into this early on and learned fast to only cut cast...
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    I watch for cedar fences being torn down and make...

    I watch for cedar fences being torn down and make many of my smaller signs with it, especially versatile using Joe's magic masking method if I want to paint the v-carve.
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    I've V-carved many signs out of old cedar fence...

    I've V-carved many signs out of old cedar fence boards and have had good results. You should really check out Joe Crumley's great magic mask method using rubber cement. Used it many times and it...
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    And don't forget Goof Off. Sometimes it is just...

    And don't forget Goof Off. Sometimes it is just the thing!
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