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  1. Thread: FABMO Status

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    I've got physical health problems (military...

    I've got physical health problems (military related) that have limited my ability to do heavy work, and it's getting worse. Yes, I've put in labor saving devices like ceiling hoists to manhandle...
  2. Thread: FABMO Status

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    It's really sad that ShopBot has fallen so far...

    It's really sad that ShopBot has fallen so far behind the technology curve with their offerings. :(:confused:

    The only thing that keeps me on the SB platform is the fact that I'm heavily invested...
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    Looks like an instance of a government beauracRat...

    Looks like an instance of a government beauracRat picking on a little guy because he knows you can't fight it, whereas the bigger company has told him to get lost and there's not much he can do about...
  4. Thread: Door construction

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    3/4" panels would be fine. Just make sure you...

    3/4" panels would be fine. Just make sure you set them in dados in the rails and stiles. Very similar to making cabinet doors. Use space balls or some other rubber type of insert to keep the...
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    That is GREAT feedback!!! Thank you. I was...

    That is GREAT feedback!!! Thank you. I was thinking about pulling the trigger on this, but after your review I think I'm going to look at another solution for laser engraving.
  6. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    What I worry about is running the bot so hard...

    What I worry about is running the bot so hard that the gantry tips over. Then life gets interesting at that point.....
  7. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    When I upgrade my spindle from a 2.2, I'm looking...

    When I upgrade my spindle from a 2.2, I'm looking forward to this capability! ;)
  8. Thread: 2.2 kv spindle

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    I've got the 2.2 spindle. I've used it for 10...

    I've got the 2.2 spindle. I've used it for 10 years now. I surface my spoilboard plus flatten hardwood and softwood slabs with my 2" surfacing bit all the time. No problems. For my spoilboard, I...
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    I noticed it doesn't pertain to bigger,...

    I noticed it doesn't pertain to bigger, production machines. Only the hobby machines. Interesting.....
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    Jr, I cut 1/4", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" plywood (at...

    Jr,

    I cut 1/4", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" plywood (at least 750 sheets a year). I use a 1/8" thick piece of MDF (skinned both sides) as a sacrificial board, that the plywood sits on, so I don't cut into...
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    Based on the sizes of the plaques, I would rip...

    Based on the sizes of the plaques, I would rip the boards to 2"-3" then glue them back in to a panel. The problem you are facing is that you are taking some wood from one side. This will release...
  12. Thread: New Spindle

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    Just out of curiosity, when you contacted the...

    Just out of curiosity, when you contacted the seller about the plug issue, what did they offer as a resolution? It's ok to have to cut and splice once for a new spindle but to keep having to do it...
  13. Thread: New Spindle

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    Do you happen to have a link to this spindle you...

    Do you happen to have a link to this spindle you could please share? Thank you!!!
  14. Thread: New Spindle

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    Very interested in the longevity of this spindle,...

    Very interested in the longevity of this spindle, Scott. Mine is approaching 10 years and I'm pretty sure it's ready to **** out. This would be a great alternative to a $1500 replacement HSD, plus...
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    If you don't find someone nearby, I'm over north...

    If you don't find someone nearby, I'm over north of Spokane, WA. You're welcome to visit.
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    I use boring bits on my CNC all the time. NOT...

    I use boring bits on my CNC all the time. NOT drill bits. Boring bits are much more appropriate for CNC operations. I get them at ToolsToday.com. I set my spindle at 6400RPM with 1IPS plunge...
  17. Thread: Rack Scraper

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    Sent you a PM

    Sent you a PM
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    Jeff, If you follow the ShopBot tune-up...

    Jeff,

    If you follow the ShopBot tune-up routine that should work well. That's what I use. I also check every nut and bolt every 6 months. I do a tune-up, gear and rail cleaning after each...
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    I've removed all hubs from my setup. I use a USB...

    I've removed all hubs from my setup. I use a USB extension cables from the VFD and controller directly to USB ports on my computer. I do have a powered hub connected to my computer but it is for...
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    I've had this happen several times. I'm...

    I've had this happen several times. I'm convinced it is a problem when SB3 software closes down, it corrupts its initialization files.

    Thru the process of turning everything off, unplugging all...
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    I've been using eCabinets for 10 years now. I...

    I've been using eCabinets for 10 years now. I build about 200 cabinets a year, in a one-man shop. I've developed a whole seed library based on how I like to make cabinets. All my cabinets are...
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    I've been cutting cabinet parts for 10 years with...

    I've been cutting cabinet parts for 10 years with a 2.2hp spindle and have never had a spindle problem (knock on wood). Of course, now that I've said that my spindle will **** out.
  23. Thread: RPM issues

    by dlcw
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    I run all my drilling operations with SBLink at...

    I run all my drilling operations with SBLink at 6400RPM with a plunge of 60IPM. I use actual boring bits (Amana), not standard drill bits or router bits. I've got the same 1/4" boring bit I've had...
  24. Thread: Part file Error

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    I always shut down the software before shutting...

    I always shut down the software before shutting down the CNC or the computer. Windows 7 Pro.
  25. Thread: Part file Error

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    One thing I've noted in the Shopbot control...

    One thing I've noted in the Shopbot control software is problems when you shut it down. Sometimes the configuration files get corrupted when the software goes to update them on shutdown. I've...
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