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    Vectric log-in

    Dear Richard

    I just managed to log in

    https://portal.vectric.com

    Sincerely and in good faith
    Martin Reid
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    UK Farnell or US Newark

    Dear Steve

    Farnell have some fans and have US stockist - Newark I think.. If you can find one to fit!
    ...
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    Manual error displays

    Dear Steve

    You can find the manual online..

    https://www.yaskawa.com/delegate/getAttachment?documentId=TM.V7.01&cmd=documents&openNewTab=true&documentName=TM.V7.01.pdf

    Table 6.2 shows the...
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    Safely eject USB device

    Dear Phil

    The example here is off my tablet Windows 8.1; I know it is similar in 7 and there will be the option in 10.

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    All the users in our workshop know to use this to remove the USB...
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    Safely eject USB device

    Dear Phil

    Early that day (or any time since you turned the desktop on) did you remove the device from the USB port without using the the 'safely remove hardware and eject media' option.

    We have...
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    Perhaps get started

    Dear Kristi

    Your protégée could get started while you are looking for a machinist.

    She has the option to design the 'dog house' in SketchUp Free.

    SketchUp Fee for the Web here...
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    Ctrl Alt Del

    Dear Chad

    My first reaction would be to shut everything down, PC and ShopBot - power off on all switches. Wait a while, at least long enough for the lights to go out on the monitors.

    (be...
  8. USB Memory stick

    Dear John

    Do you use a USB memory stick to transfer part files to your control computer?

    We traced our 'COMMS errors and lock-ups' to not removing the memory stick correctly with the safely...
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    More parts per cutter?

    Dear Dave

    Things have moved on from conventional vs climb; so I feel I could contribute another two penn'oth.

    From the days of being an apprentice carpenter using a hand router was always 'slow...
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    Conventional vs Climb

    Dear Dave

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    Those that have used hand routers with a fence will know that machining with the cutter (conventionally) the router and the fence pull together. When on the other hand you...
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    from an AutoSketch user

    Dear Gary

    I'm also an AutoSketch user (since the 90's). I can always get my copy to work on any 32-bit windows machine; XP, 7, 8.1 and 10. But it will not 'install' on any 64-bit operating system...
  12. Vc & ts

    Dear Phil

    We change our 'pull up' for certain operations there are two commands we use to change the values. VC (Cutter Values - safe pull up) and TS Shopbot Setup - be careful the dialog 'hides'...
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    Compare another shopbot sale

    Dear Bob.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?24717-ShopBot-PRS-Standard-(4-x-8-)-with-Rotary-Indexer-and-Oneida-Dust-Collection-System

    Did your mate see this post (for comparison)....
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    Look see

    Dear Bob(s)

    $16,000 Australian is about £8,800 or about (US)$11½k

    I've never actually seen a 'yellow' shopbot before - Gary may have!. Am I right in thinking the 'runners' have been mated to a...
  15. Just a thought

    Dear Seth

    I hear what your saying, but if you have the machine there why would you not want to use it? Besides from the machine they will all exactly the same - no messing.

    Best of luck, post a...
  16. Slices

    Dear Seth

    If I'm making these 'corbels'. I'm splitting them half way down the fluting. Giving what looks like 25 or 30mm thick slices. I'm cutting them in pairs and then gluing and screwing them...
  17. [Alt][Tab]

    Dear andrius.ack

    I imagine that you are quire frustrated that we are all giving advice rather than answers to your question.

    If (like me) you loose control of the mouse - locked in the [START]...
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    Slow down and speed up!

    Dear Steven

    For my two penn'orth I suggest reducing the pass depth to 3mm or so and increase the RPM to say 19K. Checking chipload calculators would say these (3mm and 19K) are out of range and...
  19. Lacquer

    Blackhawk

    We have a two pack lacquer we use in the spray shop. I mix that really thin and apply that with a brush. Soaks in really well, it dried quick too.


    Don

    The Tee track looks...
  20. Dear Kyle It is the only photo I have showing...

    Dear Kyle

    It is the only photo I have showing how we can 'zone out' each part of the table with laminated boards. Laminated because they don't bleed air. I don't have photos but we use this...
  21. Seal the plenum

    Dear Kyle

    I forgot.

    To maximise the 'vacuum' don't bleed air through the plenum. When you have machined the plenum zones, seal it with lots of coats of sealer and when you think you have...
  22. No screws or glue!

    Dear Kyle

    We have a series of thin laminated boards that we place next to the 'part' to (a) help with the vacuum and (b) help hold the 'part' from moving see attached picture.

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    Also we...
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    Replacement fan on 2010 PDS Colombo Spindle

    We have a 2010 Shopbot PRS Alpha with a PDS Colombo Spindle (Complete Specification below)

    Advisory note. When you inspect the fan to check the model number, you will of course remove the top...
  24. Thread: Puzzle

    by Martin Reid
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    Dear upsman I've done a few. May I suggest you...

    Dear upsman

    I've done a few. May I suggest you cut out the back board, clean it up, assemble it - then stick on the photo and finally cut the photo with a craft knife.

    Tip – if you struggle to...
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    Calculate length of cutter

    Dear Johnsontoddr

    The maximum length of bit and the maximum depth of cut can be calculated as shown on the attached image.

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    The width of the bit will be a proportion of the length...
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