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    Collett slipping? I've had that happen a few...

    Collett slipping? I've had that happen a few times. A dirty collett can cause all kinds of problems. I clean colletts thoroughly after each bit change.
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    Last time I used a 1/2" ballnose was on alder. I...

    Last time I used a 1/2" ballnose was on alder. I was running a 2.2HP spindle on a PRSAlpha 96x60. My spindle speed was around 14K. My feed rate was around 6IPS. I was taking a 1/8" on each pass. ...
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    Nicely done!! I wish I had more time to do "fun"...

    Nicely done!! I wish I had more time to do "fun" projects. All I've been doing for the last 3 years is cabinet job after cabinet job. It's good money but not really worth show and tell....
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    Nice! I like the can holder idea. That's pretty...

    Nice! I like the can holder idea. That's pretty cool. Thanks for showing. I'd show projects but all I do anymore is cabinets. And once you've seen a cabinet, seeing more is not very exciting. ...
  5. Thread: Forum

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    Lots of people selling their ShopBots and moving...

    Lots of people selling their ShopBots and moving to more modern CNC machines. Unfortunately, ShopBot has fallen way behind the technology curve in the CNC world. Kinda sad....
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    Yes, it is. It's all boxed up and ready to ship.

    Yes, it is. It's all boxed up and ready to ship.
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    You might want to post this over on the...

    You might want to post this over on the Vectric/Aspire forum:

    https://forum.vectric.com/viewforum.php?f=26&sid=1487d42abf49eee61ce909e3efc7277b
  8. Thread: Total runtime

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    There is a log file that has all this info in it....

    There is a log file that has all this info in it. I believe it's in the \\Shopbot subdirectory.
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    Very nice Jeff! Great setup you have. You are...

    Very nice Jeff! Great setup you have. You are in the niche I always wanted. Ended up mainly designing and building cabinetry. I do get to add a little creativity, but not like you do. I hope the...
  10. Thread: WinCNC

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    WinCNC

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33887&stc=1

    Has anyone had any luck using the WinCNC with a PRSAlpha machine? I've got a 2009 PRSALpha with ATC and would love to stop...
  11. Thread: Not sure why?

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    Not sure why?

    But it seems a LOT of Shopbot machines are being sold on the For Sale forum. Is there something going on we need to be aware of?
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    Most of my plywood cutting is done at 14K RPM...

    Most of my plywood cutting is done at 14K RPM feeding at 7IPS. I use a 1/4" compression bit to cut all my plywood parts. The best thing to do is experiment with your machine. It took me awhile to...
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    I've been running my PRSAlpha since 2009. I...

    I've been running my PRSAlpha since 2009. I bought an all-in-one Acer computer for a couple hundred bucks about 4 years ago to replace the original computer which was an old Dell XPS. I run Windows...
  14. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    Yes, it does.

    Yes, it does.
  15. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    Eric, you need to zero all the bits to the...

    Eric, you need to zero all the bits to the plate, then anytime you change a bit, you need to zero that new bit to the fixed plate. I have a 10 tool ATC and I change bits regularly depending on the...
  16. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    Ordered a fixed plate for my ATC and a non fixed...

    Ordered a fixed plate for my ATC and a non fixed one to replace my aluminum zero plate. The big spindle with the ATC uses ceramic bearings so the bit is isolated from ground. Thus the need for the...
  17. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    I messaged them yesterday asking for a quote on...

    I messaged them yesterday asking for a quote on the Z-zero pad. Hopefully I'll hear from them today.
  18. Thread: Dust Mask

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    Interesting, just clicked on it and it says...

    Interesting, just clicked on it and it says $14.52. Curious as to why the price goes up and down so fast and so much....
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    Just clicked on the link and it said $18.45 a...

    Just clicked on the link and it said $18.45 a pair. Interesting how prices go up so fast. LOL
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    I use a 3M full face mask and get the filters off...

    I use a 3M full face mask and get the filters off Amazon. I used to buy the filters for $13 a pair, just bought some early this week for $20 a pair. Inflation or gouging, not sure which.... LOL
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    I've been running 4" flex and metal for my CNC...

    I've been running 4" flex and metal for my CNC for years. I do get clogging when cutting some types of plywood, which is 98% of what I cut on my machine. When carving solid woods, I've never had a...
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    Same thing here Eric. Every link came up dead.

    Same thing here Eric. Every link came up dead.
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    Are these going to be posted on YouTube? I can't...

    Are these going to be posted on YouTube? I can't take time during the workday to watch but would REALLY like to see them after work hours. Thank you!
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    I cut over a thousand sheets of plywood a year...

    I cut over a thousand sheets of plywood a year for cabinet jobs. What I found works for me with MY machine is:

    FIRST pass is a climb cut
    With a compression bit, plunge down the depth of the...
  25. Thread: Demo Files

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    Ryan, are these going to be available on youtube...

    Ryan, are these going to be available on youtube at some point? I didn't get a chance to participate yesterday (work got in the way) but am very interested in the subject. Thanks!!
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