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    thanks Brady, now i see why I couldn't remember...

    thanks Brady, now i see why I couldn't remember the name.
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    gasket tape source?

    having difficulty remembering where i bought gasket tape. I think they are located in the Pacific Northwest?
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    Centurion tools in Louisa has one for $24. ...

    Centurion tools in Louisa has one for $24. "solid carbide," Don't know if they are intended for granite.
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    I agree that you would want the angles to be the...

    I agree that you would want the angles to be the same. your question makes me think you are not liking the geometry. if you cut out the side piece on your bot, measure your angle. it looks to me...
  5. I can only contribute this: the only times I...

    I can only contribute this:

    the only times I have had my bot lose track of its coordinates was cutting through very hard material, corian, maple, sometimes oak. It was only on profile cuts that I...
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    Responding to the pic of your text, I would add...

    Responding to the pic of your text, I would add that when doing your first tests you may want to go with a new bit, use something that is more carve-able than pine (mdf) , and text that is more...
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    I don't recall where I purchased it from, but it...

    I don't recall where I purchased it from, but it is called and e chain, and I am pretty sure the forum gave me the website (for managing wires going across the gantry) McMaster?
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    Replaced pinion gears, have a question

    Had sloppy circles and lettering looked off, so replaced my gears. in my efforts to check movement in the carriages I noticed very little, but a "tic" in each side of the X. after messing with it a...
  9. Click on the blue header "DC Arlington area camp...

    Click on the blue header "DC Arlington area camp shopbot"
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    corian/ solid surface material

    Hi All.

    I have enjoyed cutting corian and hanex materials that I have been given from local cabinet shops. I would like to have a more dependable source. I am looking at purchasing discontinued...
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    Thanks everyone. Yes, the light test will now be...

    Thanks everyone. Yes, the light test will now be commonplace here. I have had trouble before with painted bits, this would help knowing the connection is good.
    John coryat, please explain how you...
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    thanks scott and cowboy. Checked light on 1,...

    thanks scott and cowboy. Checked light on 1, nothing. wire looked good, but clipped stripped tightened and now passes light test. just took a zero. thanks for the help!
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    moving on x, y, both, and z manually all work,

    moving on x, y, both, and z manually all work,
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    trouble zeroing using plate

    Hi, used my 2007 prs standard the last several days, last night, and first cut this morning with no problems. while zeroing a 60 deg. v bit it bumped it into the plate continuously until i slapped...
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    Hi Bryan, I have difficulty getting my...

    Hi Bryan,

    I have difficulty getting my pockets to come out clean like it seems yours have. Can you tell me your technique?
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    I ran lines off ext circle tangents to their...

    I ran lines off ext circle tangents to their intersection. radius approx 22.45, height approx .72
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    achieving a smooth pocket

    Hi All,

    I am cutting with a 1/2" end mill, removing 1/16-1/8" of material in a thin geometric shape, like you would for a topographical model. the pocketed surface I intend to finish, and is too...
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    so do you need to find tangent points? if so,...

    so do you need to find tangent points? if so, there is a tangent gadget available, which gives you the exterior (perimeter) tangents, and the interior (criss-cross) tangents instantly.
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    ..and you also still have space for tools,...

    ..and you also still have space for tools, Christmas decorations, fixing lights, painting projects, laundry... :rolleyes:

    Hilarious. When I first got mine and couldn't do anything, my son (11...
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    I am relatively new, 18 months, window shopped...

    I am relatively new, 18 months, window shopped for a few years. I didnt/don't know exactly what I wanted to do with it, I have many interests. Did not want to be fenced in with small table and, if...
  21. Thread: brass?

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    brass?

    I have seen a small project that I would like to cut brass parts for. simple pieces, thin stock, minimal machining (countersunk holes). I have never cut metal, what should I be looking out for?
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    9k per finger, at least the incentive is not too...

    9k per finger, at least the incentive is not too high. You can buy a safer car, it costs more. A warning on the saw at the point of purchase that there is a safer option available should be...
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    I sent a pm

    I sent a pm
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    thanks Scott. I will try that.

    thanks Scott. I will try that.
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    Trouble using Vectric Gift program

    Hi All.

    First, unfortunately downloading/uploading files has never been my strong suit. But, I can normally manage.

    I want to make the Christmas tree or angel wings from the vectric site as an...
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