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    The way I look at it, if it's in my shop and has...

    The way I look at it, if it's in my shop and has not been fully paid for. It's still mine and I can take as many pictures as I want.
  2. Thread: shopbot link

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    thermwoods website. Not sure of the web address....

    thermwoods website. Not sure of the web address. Just search for thermwood.
  3. Thread: Hole not round

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    Did you make the hole using the circle tool or is...

    Did you make the hole using the circle tool or is it an imported file? Lots of times, with imported files, circles are chopped up into lots of straight line vectors that mimic a circle. If that's...
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    At 1/16" finished, almost any wood is going to be...

    At 1/16" finished, almost any wood is going to be tough to keep flat, especially if you are removing parts of it (cutting holes, etc.) You can keep it held down using a pressure foot, but once cut...
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    Just like Daniel said, I do a blown down on my...

    Just like Daniel said, I do a blown down on my shop every year. Open doors and windows, put a smoke ventilation fan on the downwind side and hit everything with a compressed air line. Keep air...
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    I use an air hose on low pressure and a vacuum...

    I use an air hose on low pressure and a vacuum cleaner.

    I've tried doing enclosures and haven't found them all that helpful, unless you create positive pressure inside the cabinet. That means...
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    Ive had friday shutdown, monday startup issues...

    Ive had friday shutdown, monday startup issues since a bought my PRSAlpha in 2009. I'm convinced there are problems with setting files and config files being corrupted on shutdown on friday. Can't...
  8. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    Another issue I've found, that I can't compensate...

    Another issue I've found, that I can't compensate for, is when using boring bits. Because the bit has a brad point, that is where the zeroing takes place, not the cutting flutes. On larger diameter...
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    Eric, another thing to think about is setting...

    Eric, another thing to think about is setting Z-zero to your table bed instead of the material. This way, if/when, the material varies in thickness, it won't be an issue as all depths are cut based...
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    I matched them up and the compressor exceeded...

    I matched them up and the compressor exceeded what the ATC needs. I've been running for about 5 months with no problems. My cycle rate on the compressor, when running the CNC, is 4 minutes shut...
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    I bought a Home Depot 60 gallon compressor and it...

    I bought a Home Depot 60 gallon compressor and it works fine. I had a 30 gallon and it was to small. I do have 1/2" line running from the compressor to the CNC. All my other tools run off 3/8"...
  12. Thread: New Spindle

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    I recently upgraded to an ATC with a 5hp spindle....

    I recently upgraded to an ATC with a 5hp spindle. My previous spindle was the original (2009) 2.2hp spindle. The older spindle was noisy starting up but quieted down after passing the 9k rpm speed....
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    WOW! In eastern WA, we are gearing up for our...

    WOW! In eastern WA, we are gearing up for our wildland fire season. It is about a month late this year but still coming at us. Supposed to be super dry the next few weeks with chances of dryline...
  14. Quartersawn is more stable then flatsawn because...

    Quartersawn is more stable then flatsawn because of the grain direction. Cedar is going to be fuzzy no matter what grain you have. Most soft woods cut/carve/engrave with fuzzies. Just the nature...
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    Collett slipping? I've had that happen a few...

    Collett slipping? I've had that happen a few times. A dirty collett can cause all kinds of problems. I clean colletts thoroughly after each bit change.
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    Last time I used a 1/2" ballnose was on alder. I...

    Last time I used a 1/2" ballnose was on alder. I was running a 2.2HP spindle on a PRSAlpha 96x60. My spindle speed was around 14K. My feed rate was around 6IPS. I was taking a 1/8" on each pass. ...
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    Nicely done!! I wish I had more time to do "fun"...

    Nicely done!! I wish I had more time to do "fun" projects. All I've been doing for the last 3 years is cabinet job after cabinet job. It's good money but not really worth show and tell....
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    Nice! I like the can holder idea. That's pretty...

    Nice! I like the can holder idea. That's pretty cool. Thanks for showing. I'd show projects but all I do anymore is cabinets. And once you've seen a cabinet, seeing more is not very exciting. ...
  19. Thread: Forum

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    Lots of people selling their ShopBots and moving...

    Lots of people selling their ShopBots and moving to more modern CNC machines. Unfortunately, ShopBot has fallen way behind the technology curve in the CNC world. Kinda sad....
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    Yes, it is. It's all boxed up and ready to ship.

    Yes, it is. It's all boxed up and ready to ship.
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    You might want to post this over on the...

    You might want to post this over on the Vectric/Aspire forum:

    https://forum.vectric.com/viewforum.php?f=26&sid=1487d42abf49eee61ce909e3efc7277b
  22. Thread: Total runtime

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    There is a log file that has all this info in it....

    There is a log file that has all this info in it. I believe it's in the \\Shopbot subdirectory.
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    Very nice Jeff! Great setup you have. You are...

    Very nice Jeff! Great setup you have. You are in the niche I always wanted. Ended up mainly designing and building cabinetry. I do get to add a little creativity, but not like you do. I hope the...
  24. Thread: WinCNC

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    WinCNC

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33887&stc=1

    Has anyone had any luck using the WinCNC with a PRSAlpha machine? I've got a 2009 PRSALpha with ATC and would love to stop...
  25. Thread: Not sure why?

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    Not sure why?

    But it seems a LOT of Shopbot machines are being sold on the For Sale forum. Is there something going on we need to be aware of?
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