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    Price drop to $1 per square foot.

    Price drop to $1 per square foot.
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    1-1/4" thick Extira panels

    I have several 1-1/4" thick Extira panels (exterior grade MDF) leftover from a job. These would be great for spoilboards and of course, signs. Available sizes in inches are below. $1.40 per square...
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    Thanks everyone. I eventually found a 3520A...

    Thanks everyone. I eventually found a 3520A model on www.ncwoodworker.net which is a woodworking forum. Picked it up in Chapel Hill, NC yesterday. Now I just have to rearrange half my shop to make...
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    I used the 70-100 model Rikon lathe. Brad

    I used the 70-100 model Rikon lathe. Brad
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    All good suggestions, keep 'em coming.

    All good suggestions, keep 'em coming.
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    I should of mentioned that I am looking for the...

    I should of mentioned that I am looking for the newer Powermatic model 3520. I want to do some bowl turning and the old model 45s and 90s just don't have enough swing.
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    looking for used machinery websites

    Does anyone have any good websites for hunting down used woodworking equipment? In particular, I'm hunting for a Powermatic lathe. I've been watching the classifieds in woodweb and sawmill creek. ...
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    Never buy Chinese bearings, period. Any brand of...

    Never buy Chinese bearings, period. Any brand of USA or Japanese bearings will be top quality.
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    Thanks everyone. I have settled on the 2"...

    Thanks everyone. I have settled on the 2" Valterra valves for my manifold.

    I still cannot find any 2" 90 degree flanges to bolt to the underside of the table. I spent an hour searching online...
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    Vac table PVC flange and ball valve source?

    I'm getting ready to setup a vacuum table. I'm currently laying out my piping. It seems like the consensus is to use 3" piping for the manifold and then 2" to the table.

    Does anyone know where to...
  11. Martin - Can you give specifics on what you used...

    Martin - Can you give specifics on what you used as your plenum "sealer"?
  12. Is it ever OK to put screws in your bleeder board?

    I am helping a friend of mine setup a vacuum system on a Shopbot that he is in charge of at a local college. We are going to make the plenum out of standard MDF with 6 zones. Then glue down a 3/4"...
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    Daren - Below are some answers for you. 1) The...

    Daren - Below are some answers for you.

    1) The higher the gear ratio, the higher your resolution will be. You will also gain more torque. The drawback is that you lose speed at the indexer. You...
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    Adding the space between "Baptist Church" and...

    Adding the space between "Baptist Church" and "services" looks better. I would also suggest making "services" in a different font and possibly underlining.
  15. Thread: Dining Table

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    The smalting looks good on there.

    The smalting looks good on there.
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    The heat output of the motor is directly rated to...

    The heat output of the motor is directly rated to the current that it is drawing. The motor has constant voltage and resistance, so the only variable is current. For the motor to get hot, it is...
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    If someone is a machinist, that doesn't qualify...

    If someone is a machinist, that doesn't qualify them to rebuild spindles. You need to find a repair shop that has serious experience with spindles. Echoing what Steve said, I read on the forum a...
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    I use the Onsrud 63-775 at 2.2 IPS, 16,000 rpm...

    I use the Onsrud 63-775 at 2.2 IPS, 16,000 rpm and usually cut no deeper than .25" per pass.

    Mike's parts look really good, so I may turn down my IPS.

    Mike - You mention that you use the 63-725...
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    Andrew - I have been cutting a lot of acrylic and...

    Andrew - I have been cutting a lot of acrylic and Lexan lately, mostly Lexan. I have been using an Onsrud 63-775 1/4" bit. I have a PC router and run it at 16,000 rpm. I cut 1/8" deep per pass at...
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    Jon - The belts and pulleys come from...

    Jon - The belts and pulleys come from mscdirect.com. Just go on there and look to see if they have a pulley combination that will work for you. The part numbers that I used are in this thread if...
  21. Thread: gear source

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    Don - The toothed belts have very little...

    Don - The toothed belts have very little backlash. Direct drive would be fine if you are using a gearbox. The gearbox or stepped pulleys will improve your resolution. I didn't consider direct...
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    Anyone ever seen this?
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    G-10 dust is really nasty stuff. We used to...

    G-10 dust is really nasty stuff. We used to machine it on our milling machines where I work all the time. Our health and safety people eventually banned it from being cut in-house. We now...
  24. %complete and elapsed time missing from screen

    I am running 3.6.14 control software. At the bottom of my screen, I have lost the percent complete and elapsed time values. I searched through all the settings and I can't get these to come back...
  25. I bought one from Shopbot a few years ago and it...

    I bought one from Shopbot a few years ago and it was very reasonable.
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