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    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for...

    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for sharing. I love your spoil board design. I too use Fusion and love it though VCarve's simplicity is nice as well.
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    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths...

    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths where the bit also spent too long to execute causing some plastic to melt around my bit. I did not diagnozed it properly. Afterward, I found some ramp...
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    I was wrong (see my previous post). Fusion...

    I was wrong (see my previous post). Fusion doesn't like creating an engraving toolpath using a countersink type of bit. I was able to do it with a chamfer type bit - so I changed my tool database...
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    I recently came by a comment from another user of...

    I recently came by a comment from another user of Fusion that defined his V bits with from a countersink type of bit with a zero size tip (or whatever tip size you have).
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    Thanks Gary. I will give it a good try and share...

    Thanks Gary. I will give it a good try and share my results if I succeed...
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    Hello 8Ball, I'd really like to know how VCP...

    Hello 8Ball,

    I'd really like to know how VCP can do multiple depth pockets in the same toolpath... I know you can output multiple toolpaths to the same file for cutting but otherwise, I don't know...
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    Hello SG, One example of nice toolpath...

    Hello SG,

    One example of nice toolpath features (even though not a strategy per se) is : when you have to carve pockets out of a model, you just select all the different pockets bottom faces from...
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    Expanding available tool numbers

    Hello,

    I recently was trying out Fusion 360 CAM functions to create shopbot toolpaths and I found some very interresting features. First there are a lot of different type of toolpaths that are...
  9. Thanks for sharing. It's always instructive to...

    Thanks for sharing. It's always instructive to see how other use their Equipment.
  10. Sharing new usb camera positionning device

    Hi everyone,

    I want to share the installation of a USB endoscope camera on my Desktop to aid in setting X,Y coordinates for my projects. Maybe some of this can be helpful to others.

    I bought...
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    I recently tried to create a 3D body in Fusion,...

    I recently tried to create a 3D body in Fusion, saved it as an STL file and openned it in VCarve without problem. I was able to generate roughing and finishing toolpaths with VCarve.

    I did use...
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    There are more than one free dxf and dwg «viewer»...

    There are more than one free dxf and dwg «viewer» application available. I suggest doing a google search with «autodesk dxf viewer» and download the application from autodesk. You will then be able...
  13. I think that using parametric elements (speaking...

    I think that using parametric elements (speaking of Fusion 360) in a design is a very usefull feature. I use my CNC for making lutherie parts which take a lot of time to design through software....
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    The machine is fantastic, as is the support from...

    The machine is fantastic, as is the support from Shopbot Tools and the guys in this forum. I congratulate myself for buying a ShopBot everytime I use it.

    As for the price, well, what can I say......
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    Hi, I bought one in august 2012. The broker fees...

    Hi, I bought one in august 2012. The broker fees was 101$cdn and the duties (labelled B3 GST) were 277.92. It was based on a 5549$US machine value. It was a basic desktop including the...
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    Hi Banjomanwv, I carved my very first compound...

    Hi Banjomanwv,

    I carved my very first compound radius fingerboards 5-6 months ago with a toolpath (sbp) file created with a «Visual Basic For Application» program I wrote in Excel. I carved 2...
  17. Removing useless vertex from Copy Machine output from probe scan - software available

    Hi There,

    Just recently managed to build my own probe for scanning an object on my Desktop CNC.

    I found out that the result file (I am generating a DXF Polyline file) is quite large and I am...
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    looking for a windows computer

    I also use a Desktop CNC.

    I had a HP Pavilion DV6 a couple years old and began having problems with the newer versions of Shopbot control software. I think its the computer.

    I now have a...
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    Thanks for the shared experience. I'll get one...

    Thanks for the shared experience. I'll get one of these glues.

    This forum (the poeple contributing to it) is so great...

    Marc
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    replacing X axis proximity switch

    Hi there,

    I have to replace the X proximity switch on my Desktop. I received a replacement switch from Shopbot this week so I removed the old one and I am looking for advice on how to fix the new...
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    I also had strange limit violation error messages...

    I also had strange limit violation error messages after upgrading Sb soft. I am not 100% sure but it seems to happen if the current unit is set to milimeters before installing the newer version.
  22. Thanks Brady and Scott. I ran the speed test...

    Thanks Brady and Scott.

    I ran the speed test and my computer scores 74.7% but fails to drive the CNC properly.

    I did try on somebody else's laptop and 3.8.8 software works fine with my CNC. ...
  23. Trying out 3.8.8 version... not soo good.

    As a follow-up, I just tried the new version 3.8.8. I tought it would solve all my problems....

    Of course, I am still having the same problems with erratic movements so I am stuck with using...
  24. For the rest of the community... I have down...

    For the rest of the community...

    I have down graded Shopbot control software to version 3.8.46 (and reloaded the controlbox firmware for that version) and everything is back to normal.

    This...
  25. Thank you Bob and Jerry, But I already...

    Thank you Bob and Jerry,

    But I already upgraded to 3.8.6 and reloaded the firmware just incase. I am french canadian so my message might not have been so clear...

    Today I will try to...
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