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    thanks guys. The shopbot guide indicates a 1/2"...

    thanks guys. The shopbot guide indicates a 1/2" diameter bit for cutting the grid, did I read that right?
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    Do you know the spacing you used for your grid,...

    Do you know the spacing you used for your grid, between zones and outside perimeter?
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    Eric, Do you have a VCarve file for your vac...

    Eric,
    Do you have a VCarve file for your vac plenum with the 8 zones? Would you mind sharing?
  4. No I have not, thanks for the list.

    No I have not, thanks for the list.
  5. Source for ultralight MDF/Trupan in SW Wisconsin

    Does anyone know of a supplier of ultra-light MDF or Trupan in South Western Wisconsin? I am working on a vacuum bleeder and was hoping to find something other than the regular 'ol MDF.
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    Thanks Jim, that looks pretty ingenious. My...

    Thanks Jim, that looks pretty ingenious. My search yielded only 3" valve bodies, which it looks like you used and then reduced to 2".
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    Thanks guys. Since this is my first foray into...

    Thanks guys. Since this is my first foray into this, I think I will go with manual gates with option to automate later. Thanks for the help sorting this out
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    That looks like fun. Do you have a source for...

    That looks like fun. Do you have a source for the parts? Only place that I have been able to locate the valves with SS paddles.
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    Valves for vacuum

    Looking at various setups for vacuum tables, I see there are a couple of different valves being put into use.
    1. Ball valve
    2. Knife/guillotine (rv drain valves)
    3. Some form or other of...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. There is a lot of...

    Thanks for the advice guys. There is a lot of info out there and it helps to get some specific questions answered.
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    Thanks guys I think I will go with conventional...

    Thanks guys
    I think I will go with conventional wisdom, especially since this is my first go at a vacuum bed setup.

    Brady, you mention coating the MDF with epoxy. Here is what I am planning on...
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    Eric What did you end up going with for your...

    Eric
    What did you end up going with for your plenum MDF, HDPE, or PVC? I am poised on making a new vac table, but undecided on whether to go with MDF for the plenum or just go with PVC. I can get...
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    Interesting vac setup. Did you say the PVC...

    Interesting vac setup. Did you say the PVC plenums are removeable? If so, how are they fastened down? Do you throw a piece of MDF on top for a bleeder?
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    Sorry to dredge up this old post, but was...

    Sorry to dredge up this old post, but was wondering if you or anyone else has found a solution for small parts coming off the CNC. Mostly to remove burr and provide a small bit of rounding.
    wayne
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    I purchased the 80/20 stuff from 80/20's ebay...

    I purchased the 80/20 stuff from 80/20's ebay store.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/370152544291?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    I just finished up a fixture that seems to hold...

    I just finished up a fixture that seems to hold some promise. Most of the design has been discussed here.

    27602

    This is kind of a trial run to see how it works out. Generally I rely on Vacuum...
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    Wishing you the best starting out. I am in the...

    Wishing you the best starting out. I am in the close neighborhood if you ever need anything. I have been lurking around here for almost a year and learned plenty. If you ever want to discuss shop...
  18. I ran into issue with keypad arrow keys locking...

    I ran into issue with keypad arrow keys locking up software on PRS Alpha 2008. I am in the process of getting a USB PCI to see if it would help, although I am pretty sure it is a issue with the...
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    I did call support and mentioned my problem. All...

    I did call support and mentioned my problem. All they could tell me is that it was probably a communications problem that was causing the software to freeze. Perhaps if there are others...
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    Just wanted to post an update here. I believe I...

    Just wanted to post an update here. I believe I have the problem corrected. I changed the keyboard settings in control panel. Changed both the Repeat delay and Repeat rate to a much lower setting...
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    Tried to downgrade to 3.6.46 but could not get...

    Tried to downgrade to 3.6.46 but could not get the software to find the bot. Something probably went awry with usb drivers between versions. Back running on 3.8.x.

    I was going to get a PCI USB...
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    A bit more info. It appears the issue is caused...

    A bit more info.
    It appears the issue is caused by changing direction. If going one direction, if I pause for a sec or two and then switch directions all is fine. If however I am holding down the...
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    yes, I updated the firmware right away.

    yes, I updated the firmware right away.
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    Keyboard move issues

    Anyone ever had any issues with keyboard moving of position. I installed a new control pc and am having problems with control software freezing and throwing 'invalid procedure call...' errors. To...
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    Randy, Thanks for the info. Just a couple...

    Randy,
    Thanks for the info. Just a couple clarifications. You cut the part to size first and then place it on your raised jig for profiling? Is your raised jig setup to vacuum hold down? I...
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