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  1. So a while ago the local school district was...

    So a while ago the local school district was having a 'get rid of stuff' yard sale. They had some ancient PC towers for $25 ea. I bought 4! Put in a new HD in the first one, loaded XP and it's...
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    The quality of the plywood will make a big...

    The quality of the plywood will make a big difference in the final result. I cut ply all the time and multi ply cabinet grade from a wood store is best not cabinet grade from HD. If you have some...
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    " trees haven't even budded here" We've got snow...

    " trees haven't even budded here" We've got snow here! S Oregon. I finally got caught up on my 'round to it' sign projects. Just a bunch of little jobs nothing even worth postin'! ;) Russ
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    Bill, just wait until you get old! It doesn't...

    Bill, just wait until you get old! It doesn't get any better! ;) Russ
  5. Thanks Phil. The finish is as good as the...

    Thanks Phil. The finish is as good as the carving work. Again well done. Russ
  6. What kinds of machine times to do that wonderful...

    What kinds of machine times to do that wonderful piece? I have a similar project on my list. Thanks. Russ
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    I love using 'known' lumber. I am just finishing...

    I love using 'known' lumber. I am just finishing up on a couple of outdoor benches. Years ago we had an area that had a very poorly engineered deck. We tore it down and then just 'stashed' the...
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    Thinking out loud (I know bad idea on my part) if...

    Thinking out loud (I know bad idea on my part) if you're getting a good part from the path then you might just play with the 'safe z / clearance' setting for the tool. I know that on my older...
  9. Actually it just takes a little getting used to. ...

    Actually it just takes a little getting used to. For instance when you go by a piece of ply you wouldn't ask for 96x48 piece, I ask for a 48x96 piece. Just think landscape in your software, not...
  10. “Lead In, Lead Out” and that combined with...

    “Lead In, Lead Out” and that combined with "inside / outside" gives all kinds of differences. :D Russ
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    "veneer surface plywood" I've had some issues...

    "veneer surface plywood" I've had some issues with 'some' veneers, so do a test cut or two before doing a big job. If it's a critical edge recess I also cheat a little and make a pass with a...
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    First pass at truck

    Will this come close? I can't figure how to post the dxf file but if it's close I'll pm ya' (I think)? :D Russhttp://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33641&stc=1
  13. It appears to be a replacement for the Vectric...

    It appears to be a replacement for the Vectric side of the equation. The biggest issue with this FB account is it requires a login to see what's being said and that's before you find out what is...
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    I have had my Bot for 12 years now and I have...

    I have had my Bot for 12 years now and I have produced some amazing things because of the machine and of course the great Vectric software. For pure inspiration though I have a fun site that I check...
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    Well see they're in NC which has high humidity,...

    Well see they're in NC which has high humidity, so much better connections! :D In my area which is extremely low humidity during the summer months the issue is static discharge / grounding issues,...
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    Not an advertisement but . . . I get my cables...

    Not an advertisement but . . . I get my cables from BestBuy and I always ask the clerk which ones THEY recommend. I also use one of their USB hubs and so far I have not had any communication issues....
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    "Electromagnetic Interference " "Like all...

    "Electromagnetic Interference "
    "Like all devices that use electrical signals, USB is susceptible to Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). EMI may cause signal degradation that will appear as static...
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    This might be overkill but I don't know how big a...

    This might be overkill but I don't know how big a sign shop you might have. I use a Woodmaster system for my dust collection and I love it. I have all of my wood working tools connected to it with...
  19. I do not have a plasma cutter BUT with my...

    I do not have a plasma cutter BUT with my modeling I use a local shop for my steel work. The trick is to remember there is NO 'Z' function on the plasma table. All I supply my steel shop is a DXF...
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    We all have the same type machines, and may also...

    We all have the same type machines, and may also maybe the same type software but . . . We all do different things with our machines. What are you wanting to build / design / make, I think then we...
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    That's awesome indeed! Isn't funny how some...

    That's awesome indeed! Isn't funny how some projects are just another job while others are . . . . Well done to all involved in this most worthy project. Russ
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    Ahh, the age old question, should I or . . . . ....

    Ahh, the age old question, should I or . . . . . The only thing on my Bot computer is SB! It is an antique XP machine. I have two design computers with Aspire, one in the shop and one in the much...
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    Welcome. A great bunch here that will help if...

    Welcome. A great bunch here that will help if asked, so don't be afraid to ask! Russ
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    As a fellow 'train guy' I'm impressed! Well...

    As a fellow 'train guy' I'm impressed! Well Done! Very cool. Russ
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    But it was such a nice signature! ;) That's OK...

    But it was such a nice signature! ;) That's OK they don't teach cursive anymore anyhow! :mad: Russ
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