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    I have a stock set of springs in a PRS Standard...

    I have a stock set of springs in a PRS Standard that came with a spindle. With the spindle alone when the machine was powered off the springs kept the spindle up. I added an air drill later and it...
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    Spindle, AFD & Air Drill

    Hey all! You may have seen my air drill listed:

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?25679-Double-Valve-Air-Drill-FOR-SALE&highlight=drill

    I've decided to see if there's interest in...
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    Double Valve Air Drill FOR SALE

    Hello all! I have for sale a double valve air drill setup:

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    This is different than the standard ShopBot double valve air drill. This setup is made with a heavy duty industrial ARO...
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    You should have gotten a thumb drive with the...

    You should have gotten a thumb drive with the plate:

    https://www.shopbottools.com/ShopBotDocs/files/SBG%2000444%20Three%20Axis%20Zero%20Plate%20Guide%202015%2010%2016.pdf

    In the first page of...
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    https://www.kentcnc.net/nc Those ones are...

    https://www.kentcnc.net/nc

    Those ones are pretty great.

    Or just make your own:

    https://www.avidcnc.com/universal-cnc-dust-shoe-p-396.html
  6. You have to loosen the V rollers on the gantry....

    You have to loosen the V rollers on the gantry. They are eccentric so you can raise and lower them to tip the spindle forward and backwards. You can probably do it with an allen key, but you might...
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    You also need the special little tool to...

    You also need the special little tool to disengage and remove the wires from the plugs.
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    Your best bet is either to call ShopBot and order...

    Your best bet is either to call ShopBot and order one from them, or just replace both sides of the connector with something else. There are any number of aftermarket connectors you can get that would...
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    Thanks! Those are a good design too, definitely...

    Thanks! Those are a good design too, definitely cheaper and easier to make than these ones.

    The way I designed these was to be really heavy duty, and to allow people to break them down, clean them...
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    Thanks! Those are a good design too, definitely...

    Thanks! Those are a good design too, definitely cheaper and easier to make than these ones.

    The way I designed these was to be really heavy duty, and to allow people to break them down, clean them...
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    Thanks! We've been working pretty hard at it!...

    Thanks! We've been working pretty hard at it! It's finally doing the thing we want it to do!

    This is another project I knocked out the other day: https://youtu.be/O2Hj-Wygxig
  12. For cabinetry a universal hold down system really...

    For cabinetry a universal hold down system really is the best way on machines like this.

    If you did go the pod route you'd have to locate the pods in VCarve/Aspire, and then use the coordinates to...
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    Going from 3D > CNC in seconds

    Hey all, I've been working pretty hard on this software for a while now. It'll allow you to go from 3D model right to SBP or G Code very quickly:

    https://youtu.be/m-_AVd7EItE

    We just did a big...
  14. Why do you need a post processor? Can't you lay...

    Why do you need a post processor? Can't you lay out your parts in Aspire/Vcarve with the spacing you want?

    Do you have a picture of the pods?
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    Surely that would be stable, but there'd be no...

    Surely that would be stable, but there'd be no reasonable way to cut a plenum into it.
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    Unfortunately they closed that store earlier this...

    Unfortunately they closed that store earlier this year. Even at a discount you still need to get the hardware which roughly doubles the price. You're in the 2-3k range for that, plus I'd need to do...
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    Heat isn't an issue. I already checked with a...

    Heat isn't an issue. I already checked with a thermal camera.

    Wayne have you priced out phenolic? I've been seeing prices that get close to actually making buying aluminum extrusion seem with it.
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    Yep, I already do that. I have an inductive zero...

    Yep, I already do that. I have an inductive zero plate bolted to the metal frame of the ShopBot. I also have a Z prox switch at the top. All zero measures are done off of that plate and referenced to...
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    Tool length is measured at the start of each job,...

    Tool length is measured at the start of each job, sometimes twice daily so that's not an issue here. Side wear of tools has already been accounted for and solved on this job.

    The issue is the the...
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    So I've been far down the road on this... ...

    So I've been far down the road on this...

    Firstly here's a shot of the jig:

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    Basically it's a jig that's made out of HDPE. I've run gasket around where the part goes and I've got a...
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    I'm sure you could edit the script to remove that...

    I'm sure you could edit the script to remove that part... Just look at the code as it goes by in SB3 and see if you can spot the line where it asks you to hit enter. Find it, then go into the code...
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    Looking to build more stable table

    Hey all! Right now on my 4x8 PRS I've got a pretty standard table setup:

    Bottom layer is plywood, middle layer is sealed MDF with plenum routed into it and the top layer is LDF (Trupan). All three...
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    The script I had setup wasn't even that long, 100...

    The script I had setup wasn't even that long, 100 lines of code at most, and that included blank lines and comments. I'd share it, but it wouldn't make any sense or be useful to anyone because it was...
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    I haven't put together a tutorial to be honest....

    I haven't put together a tutorial to be honest. It'd be hard to do it because of the differences between each different ShopBot. The concept is pretty simple though:

    Whenever you move your X axis...
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    Spindles should be very quiet. You should check...

    Spindles should be very quiet. You should check the runout on them occasionally. This is one that's got a failing bearing:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QE2dsskzx9TySm7v7

    Eventually it started...
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