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  1. Ron… I would caution you regarding using a...

    Ron…

    I would caution you regarding using a laptop… they typically have extensive power saving features built in that could suspend some or all functions during a file run… I’ve been using a NUC...
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    “Donating my time for this project…” I’ve...

    “Donating my time for this project…”

    I’ve found that giving time, materials and projects is the best advertising there is! Someone will remember your name when a nice, profitable job comes up!
    ...
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    To be authentic, it will need to be made of holly...

    To be authentic, it will need to be made of holly and have a phoenix feather core… I’m wondering where Bill sources his holly…

    SG
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    Roger… HDPE… be careful! It can take over your...

    Roger…

    HDPE… be careful! It can take over your shop!

    There are several things that could be causing your problem…
    First, how is your bit defined in the tool database? If you can cut other...
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    Clint… If you’re interested in more accurate...

    Clint…

    If you’re interested in more accurate times, read vectrics explanation of “Scale factor”. Essentially, calculated time is meaningless due to how different machines handle ramping, rapids...
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    +2 I do not use FB

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    I do not use FB
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    Also, check to see if proximity sensors were...

    Also, check to see if proximity sensors were damaged when the gantry came off the track…
    SG
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    FYI… Dust collectors that use “Bags” typically...

    FYI…
    Dust collectors that use “Bags” typically do not filter particles less than 3 microns… Cyclones down to .5 microns… required reading of anyone buying dust collection systems!...
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    Talk to Oneida… dust collection is all they do!...

    Talk to Oneida… dust collection is all they do! What you need is based on what you do. My one regret, Oneida customized mine to fit in my 8’ height shop, this resulted in a 35-gal dust bin… it fills...
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    ‘Essentially, a nice door stop’ For some...

    ‘Essentially, a nice door stop’

    For some people, yes. It won’t hold down 8” X 8” parts but likely could be finessed into holding cabinet sides and doors!

    SG
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    Here’s the specs on the blower that I found...

    Here’s the specs on the blower that I found online…

    33 AF ROOTS BLOWER
    Category: Roots AF Rotary Positive Blowers
    This product has been discontinued.
    The AF Series has been discontinued and...
  12. Thread: Teach Me!

    by steve_g
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    Rodney… Welcome to the ShopBot forum… Just...

    Rodney…

    Welcome to the ShopBot forum… Just remember, there are no stupid questions! Ask whatever you need to know. If you don’t understand something, somebody else, who is too timid to ask needs...
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    All aboard the Christmas express!

    I cut this train out of 2” HD pink foam on my 48” X 48” PRT alpha using the “tile” feature of VCP. The finished flats were 8’ X 32’.

    I glued 4” wide strips of Baltic birch plywood to the back...
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    Ken… Here’s the inlay I do… the handmade...

    Ken…

    Here’s the inlay I do… the handmade feature strip is cut off a “master” block at about 1/8” thick. I glue it in a saw-cut groove with Tight Bond III. Cutting boards with a little bit of bling...
  15. Thread: Dovetails

    by steve_g
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    John… “or similar” Not sure what you...

    John…

    “or similar”

    Not sure what you consider similar… I’ve become very proficient and fallen in love with Box Joints. You don’t need any special jigs, fixtures or setups hanging off the end of...
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    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33424&stc=1
    Here's a look at how you'll need to draw your vectors to be able to V-carve them. it will be one closed vector!
    SG
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    Here’s the next project using my Pecan stash…...

    Here’s the next project using my Pecan stash… it’s another project my wife gets to keep!

    The kitchen countertops are now from the same tree as the breakfast table!

    SG
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    Benchmark… I’m curious why you have a negative...

    Benchmark…

    I’m curious why you have a negative distance between your two spindles?

    SG
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    Ken… I’m going to assume you meant frit and...

    Ken…

    I’m going to assume you meant frit and not fruit! There have been several links and general discussions… I’ll see if I can organize a more comprehensive discussion in one place. It’ll take me...
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    Joe… In trying to compose a “complete” answer,...

    Joe…

    In trying to compose a “complete” answer, it was turning into a treatise! Rather than give a fast answer to a worthy topic, I’ll keep it simple now and write a philosophy of box joints later!...
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    I don’t know… there are companies who infuse...

    I don’t know… there are companies who infuse spongy/spalted wood with something… maybe very thin super glue?
    I’ve got plenty of specimens to play with!

    SG
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    George… I’d been experimenting with crushed...

    George…

    I’d been experimenting with crushed stone frit inlay including turquoise… but found it easier to use glass powder frit. https://shop.bullseyeglass.com/accessory-glass/frit-powder.html
    ...
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    “Techno-Craftsman” … I kind of like that! If it...

    “Techno-Craftsman” … I kind of like that! If it makes someone feel better about themselves, they can call me that… It speaks to my woodworking skillset and my acceptance of the technology current in...
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    The conversation goes like this… Q Wow!...

    The conversation goes like this…

    Q Wow! How long did it take to carve the seal of the state of Texas on that box?

    A Well… An old rancher gave me the Pecan tree that was blown over in a...
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    Here’s a link to the presentation I mentioned…...

    Here’s a link to the presentation I mentioned… this was a live presentation where I was interacting with attendees … so if something seems lacking, perhaps it is!
    Let me know if I’ve muddied the...
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