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    I am in a similar situation. I am cutting names...

    I am in a similar situation. I am cutting names into key chains. I have large blanks on which I cut multiple key chains. After each blank is finished, the spindle moves out of the way and pauses...
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    For some more interesting possibilities, do a...

    For some more interesting possibilities, do a search on 3D printed concrete. Cool stuff!
  3. Thread: 3d mascot help

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    Can anyone do for the Gators what you did for...

    Can anyone do for the Gators what you did for Mike and the Tojans? We are hoping someone can help us by transforming our newly commissioned gator logo into a 3D stl file that we could take into...
  4. Thread: Fonts in use

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    WhatTheFont makes a nifty app for the iPhone. ...

    WhatTheFont makes a nifty app for the iPhone. Snap a picture of some text and the app tells you what font it is. It's magic.
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    I used climb.

    I used climb.
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    Here is another mechanical site that has consumed...

    Here is another mechanical site that has consumed my time.
    http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/collection-toc.php
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    Chris, Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check...

    Chris,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.

    Chuck,
    I didn't try it, but it seems like it would make a mess. I cut mine dry and wore a respirator.

    By the way, I misspelled...
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    V carve in marble

    On a few occasions, Bill Palumbo has displayed his handy work in marble. I finally found the time to do some tinkering today. I masked with adhesive shelf liner, 60 degree V bit at 13000rpm at 1.5...
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    I have used sports logos from this site. ...

    I have used sports logos from this site.

    http://www.sports-logos-screensavers.com/Vectors.html
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    Todd and Jeff, you have mail. If anyone is...

    Todd and Jeff, you have mail.

    If anyone is interested, the program that we used to design our trebuchets can be found at http://www.rlt.com/trebuchet/sim/
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    Those who requested the treb files should have...

    Those who requested the treb files should have email. Let me know if you didn't receive the files.
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    I found a couple pictures of the trebuchet. ...

    I found a couple pictures of the trebuchet.

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    Neville, I have my students design, cut on...

    Neville,

    I have my students design, cut on the ShopBot, and assemble a small treb in one of my classes. I have the cut files for one that can be cut from a 24'X48" piece of 3/4" plywood. It...
  14. Thread: Skate boards

    by wiese
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    When taking a picture to use for importing and...

    When taking a picture to use for importing and tracing, I back away from the object being pictured then zoom in. This reduces the amount of perspective distortion resulting in a more orthographic...
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    If you have Rhinoceros, you may want to check out...

    If you have Rhinoceros, you may want to check out this tutorial. http://www2.rhino3d.com/resources/display.asp?language=en&listing=728
  16. Thread: What to do next

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    Martin You may have already discovered these,...

    Martin
    You may have already discovered these, but here is a link to some tutorials that were written for high school students with no cnc experience.
    ...
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    This thread has pictures of the deflector that I...

    This thread has pictures of the deflector that I believe you are looking for.
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/messages/27/1634.html#POST12921
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    Brady, The only thing I sanded was the edges. ...

    Brady,
    The only thing I sanded was the edges. I used a disk sander to put the 5 degree draft angle on the sides.

    Jack
    If I can get it in the machine, I figure I'll get a really big can of...
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    Pattern for casting

    I finally found the time to create this patter for sand casting a giant quarter of aluminum in our high school metals shop. The pattern is 6 times the size of a real quarter. Brady Watson has a...
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    In trying to get this School Camp off the ground,...

    In trying to get this School Camp off the ground, I would like to make sure that all ShopBotters know that they are welcome, not just educators. Part of what we are trying to do is get kids ready...
  21. Thread: Cold shopbot

    by wiese
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    Does heating the room result in any...

    Does heating the room result in any condensation/rust on the ShopBot before the steel catches up to the temperature of the room?
  22. Thread: New PRTalpha96

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    Mike and I teach in the same school district. I...

    Mike and I teach in the same school district. I am pleased that two of the four buildings in the district now have a ShopBot. We'll have to work on those other guys! My biggest concern is that...
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    Scott, I recently put together a set of...

    Scott,

    I recently put together a set of lessons for use in our high school tech lab. They are posted on the ShopBot website. I tried to write directions that explain why they are doing each...
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    A few years ago I put together some ShopBot...

    A few years ago I put together some ShopBot lessons for use in our high school Tech Lab and gave them to the ShopBot folks for distribution on their web site. I hope to be finished with an updated...
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    Phil Instead of rotating the router, rotate the...

    Phil
    Instead of rotating the router, rotate the material you are cutting. Place it on an inclined surface then calculate how far up and over each pass must be.

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