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    Thanks about the tip on the hoses getting hot and...

    Thanks about the tip on the hoses getting hot and collapsing. Before your post, I was considering running the two hoses into a custom box that has a 3 inch diameter output to my manifold. Looks...
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    Thanks for the pictures. I learned that the Fein...

    Thanks for the pictures. I learned that the Fein connection at the canister is a "proprietary" twist connection. I was wondering how to avoid going to 1 1/4 inch and then back to 2 inch PVC. Your...
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    I visited the Shopbot plant about 10 years ago. ...

    I visited the Shopbot plant about 10 years ago. At the same time I visited Vision. The trip was a decision making trip. I picked the Vision router/engraver because it could route and engrave. ...
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    Thanks for the replies. Jim, do your Turbo 2s...

    Thanks for the replies. Jim, do your Turbo 2s have 11/4 hose size and do the two hoses go into a manifold that converts to 2 inch pipe that attaches to the table? Could you attach a photo of the...
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    Fein Turbo 2 for Table Vac Hold Down

    Hi Guys, haven't posted for awhile. I have been using the home-built black box with two Lighthouse motors. Vacuum has been pretty good on my 4 by 8 Alpha PRS router, but the noise level is...
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    Thanks guys. I new there had to be away. Picked...

    Thanks guys. I new there had to be away. Picked a few ways. Thanks again.
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    How to save great stuff?

    I have been using the forum for awhile, but I don't think I'm using it as effectively as I could. When I find tips that are very helpful to me, how can I save the posts so I can find easily in the...
  8. Yes, I think you may have the solution. I will...

    Yes, I think you may have the solution. I will give it a try. I think I should select in an area that does not overlap the dado and then move to another layer. I'll give it a try. Thanks. Good...
  9. Sketch Up dados

    High Eric. Did you want to see a photo of what I was making or the Sketchup file. I don't think the forum will accept Sketchup files, but I could create a PDF of the design. Let me try to describe...
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    [QUOTE=David Iannone;177869]Steve, I could never...

    [QUOTE=David Iannone;177869]Steve, I could never get coro to cut as clean as I liked no matter what I did. But of course it could have been bad operator and bad bit selection. I am able to cut 4mm...
  11. I have revisited Sketchup with Version 15 and I'm...

    I have revisited Sketchup with Version 15 and I'm sold on it for designing simple cabinets. Really neat to get the dados properly aligned from one side of the cabinet to the other. Importing into...
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    Dave, very interested in what you are doing. I...

    Dave, very interested in what you are doing. I sandblast as well and I'm looking to move more stuff away from the blaster and onto the CNC. Aspire 8 has some really neat curve lines that give a...
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    Open Source Vac Cabinet

    Great looking cabinet. Best photo I have seen which clearly shows all of the parts that make up the cabinet. I made mine wrong the first time and had to do a quick and dirty repair to bring up the...
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    Pics of your techniques and brief descriptions...

    Pics of your techniques and brief descriptions help us all to learn and think out of the box.

    Dave[/QUOTE]

    Hi Dave. I will start posting some pics in the Sign area. Didn't think anyone would...
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    I rebuilt my Vac Box last night (properly...

    I rebuilt my Vac Box last night (properly mounting the two LH Vac Motors they way there were supposed to be mounted) and got much better results, similar to what many of you have posted. Now reading...
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    The proper layup for a 4x4/4x8+ machine is: 1)...

    The proper layup for a 4x4/4x8+ machine is:

    1) 3/4 or 1" MDO or other high quality (no sheathing or potato chips) plywood that gets bolted to the machine chassis.
    2) 3/4" Medex moisture resistant...
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    I did order this same remote temp gauge and found...

    I did order this same remote temp gauge and found that it only displays up to 122 F. I returned it and ordered a different gauge with a range up to 300 degrees F. About 20 bucks.
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    Joe: You were right. My design (mistake) where...

    Joe: You were right. My design (mistake) where I had the motors extending into the plenum area was not correct and was not good. You suggested that the vacuum might escape around the holes where...
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    Somethings Wrong

    I'm back. A few days ago I reported that I had finished by 2 vac system and it worked. I was pretty happy until I hooked up a vac gauge tonight. Most of you have reported 8 to 10 hg with 2 LH...
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    I just fired up my 2 LH motor box this weekend. ...

    I just fired up my 2 LH motor box this weekend. With one vac motor I get little to no vac at the table. I believe that one vac motor may suck through the other and not give any vac at the table.
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    Hi Ray. I have not looked at this post for...

    Hi Ray. I have not looked at this post for awhile. Got through my engraving project, but this tool looks good and its half the price of another that I found. Definitely a consideration if I get...
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    Dave: I am up and running with my 2 motor vac. ...

    Dave: I am up and running with my 2 motor vac. Have not cut anything yet, but held down several different materials to see how the system works. Actually pretty good. My six zones are 2 foot by 2...
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    DIY Vacuum System - It Works!

    With the great help from all of you, I finished my vac box and table today and it works. With all my questions and doubting-thomas concerns, I hope I did not scare away anyone out there that is...
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    Joe: Beautiful signs. You say you have given up...

    Joe: Beautiful signs. You say you have given up on this type manufacture. What do you mean? You no longer use MdO or Extera for the sides and top or you no longer use foam? I think you are...
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    Great ideas guys. I am off to my shop to cut the...

    Great ideas guys. I am off to my shop to cut the spoil board into six pieces, look for some centra to place between the zones and seal up my black box vac (but its not black, not even painted). I...
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