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    How did you get your offset? Did you go through...

    How did you get your offset? Did you go through the setup routine or just add it in my variables?
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    Desktop... that is still a little off. Try a...

    Desktop... that is still a little off.
    Try a down cut 1/4" 2ips (180 ipm) @ 12000 rmps 3 or 4 passes. (This is what we use on our desktop)
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    Not to get off topic but what cnc are you running...

    Not to get off topic but what cnc are you running because you numbers sound way off.
    We run cheap cmt 1/4" downcuts (kids brake them to often to buy anything better) @ 4 ips with 2 passes 12000...
  4. What is your hold down method? Sounds like your...

    What is your hold down method? Sounds like your material is moving up and down.
  5. Price is "negotiable"

    Price is "negotiable"
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    Desktop dust boot extension. I finally got sick...

    Desktop dust boot extension.
    I finally got sick of the mess long bits made at the desktop.
    I cut some .125 mdf on the laser and glued them up.

    If anyone wants the file just pm me and I will send...
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    You need to turn off shopbot easy

    You need to turn off shopbot easy
  8. Looks like you boards are a bit wide for...

    Looks like you boards are a bit wide for glue-ups, that said here are few tips. (that you may already know)

    How are you milling your lumber?
    To mill your boards:
    1. Cut to rough LxW (final size...
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    Thanks to all, As for Corian... it is but only...

    Thanks to all,
    As for Corian... it is but only for people in the community education classes I teach.
    Classes are free and corian cheap.
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    It was a fun little project, I made it quick...

    It was a fun little project, I made it quick during my prep so skimped on the sanding, but it still looks nice.
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    Here are some picutes...

    Here are some picutes...
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    I switched over from Creo 3.0 to Inverter 2015...

    I switched over from Creo 3.0 to Inverter 2015 (to match Project Lead the Way at our high school) and thought this would be a fun project to go to PC to real life.
    I modeled a Lego mini x-way and...
  13. Just a few pointers: 1) The is no need to run a...

    Just a few pointers:
    1) The is no need to run a clearing pass for foam.
    2) The x,y, and z must be set at the same speed or the you will be cutting at the slowest of them all. So while you think you...
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    Have one good shop helper per class and have them...

    Have one good shop helper per class and have them do it.:)
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    Make a box to fit the vac tops and pipe them from...

    Make a box to fit the vac tops and pipe them from there (2" pvc).
    One of ours had a meltdown so I cut it up and just dropped the motor in.
    32463
  16. Had to ask, you look shorter sitting on your bike.

    Had to ask, you look shorter sitting on your bike.
  17. What are you up to?

    What are you up to?
  18. Thread: Lasers

    by Kyle Stapleton
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    We just got a VLS 6.60, now working on venting so...

    We just got a VLS 6.60, now working on venting so we can cut more than paper.
  19. Martin, Thanks, great tips for others. Your...

    Martin,
    Thanks, great tips for others.
    Your picture does not show a small part and the forces of a 3d cut are normally not the same as a 2d profile.
  20. Yes, that is fine we do it when small parts just...

    Yes, that is fine we do it when small parts just will not hold.
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    Looking at your pictures it looks like the...

    Looking at your pictures it looks like the letters you are cutting are 2d and you should cut them with a 2d pocketing toolpath.
    This will make your project run faster and look a lot nicer in the end.
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    Nice work.

    Nice work.
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    Another thing is if you are climb cutting your...

    Another thing is if you are climb cutting your dados that will cause bit deflection (stated above).
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    Try matching your z speed to your xy and it will...

    Try matching your z speed to your xy and it will move even faster, it is slowing down for your tabs.
  25. Thread: Lasers

    by Kyle Stapleton
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    Thanks for the info. will post an update when...

    Thanks for the info. will post an update when things get a little more real.
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