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  1. ShopBot BT32 (Moving Table) DUST SHOE

    Hello,

    I have an older BT32 (with dual rails). I have a Bosch router on it. I was sent a Kent CNC dust boot (standard size). Has anyone had any success of getting this installed on this...
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    Can it be done?

    Can a look like this be done on our shopbot? We are using Vectric Aspire 8.0? This one looks like it was sandblasted, but we are trying to recreate the look. Thanks! 29309
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    ...so I think I figured this out. A slight...

    ...so I think I figured this out. A slight hassle, but will have to deal with it. For those of you that might run into this some day....So again, my previous makita router (which the machine came...
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    New Router - No Ground

    Caught in a bind this evening on my older BT32. Router died tonight. Had no backup, so had to run to Lowes to buy a Bosch $219 router. However, the new router does not have a 3 prong plug, just 2....
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    Did you ever locate any? I am also looking for a...

    Did you ever locate any? I am also looking for a set. Thanks!
  6. Thanks for you help. I wound up shaving down...

    Thanks for you help. I wound up shaving down slow, like you advise. Found my screws and removed. Now just getting back to putting it back together with new ply and spoil board. Thanks again for...
  7. Thanks Brady! I also forgot to ask in my 1st...

    Thanks Brady! I also forgot to ask in my 1st post...what is the easiest way to remove the spoil board. My machine has 3 layers of plywood. 1 is the original bed, the other two are the current...
  8. BT32 Vaccum Hold Down Table Plans. Any available?

    Hello, my older BT32 has a vacuum table that is connected to a shop vac that I have been using for years. It is made with 2 layers of ply wood with a series of channels, connected to PVC pipe, which...
  9. Thanks for the replies everyone...I will make...

    Thanks for the replies everyone...I will make some calls in the morning. :-)
  10. Looks like he lives in San Antonio Texas.

    Looks like he lives in San Antonio Texas.
  11. Adam, I had the same thing on my unit and was...

    Adam, I had the same thing on my unit and was told bad pinions, bad rails, etc. I wound up replacing 2 driver IC's and 2 Diodes and the problem was fixed. Now it purs like a kitten. It is not the...
  12. Looking for Cypress and Western Red Cedar - Eastern TN

    Looking for Cypress and Western Red Cedar suppliers in Eastern TN area. Any resources? Thanks!
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    Thanks for the quick response Dave. I hope some...

    Thanks for the quick response Dave. I hope some others would pipe in also and let us know their insights. I guess there isn't to many of us with the older machines around any more? I searched and...
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    4G board any other upgrades needed?

    Hello, I am thinking about taking the plunge and doing the 4G board update on my older PRT. Question is, do I have to replace anything else, such as motors, power supplies, software etc. Or is it...
  15. ....So did you wind replacing both driver chips...

    ....So did you wind replacing both driver chips for each channel or just 1. I am not sure if 2 blow per channel or just one?
  16. Few more questions...I will start with the...

    Few more questions...I will start with the diodes....easier...., if that's what it may be...which diodes are they? Also, there are 2 stepper motor drivers per channel. So a port is bad...
  17. UPDATE: So my A port is already being used by...

    UPDATE: So my A port is already being used by the "X" port (I believe), since the original X had a blown port. So I swapped the "X" (A) and "Y" port and the noise is following the port, not the...
  18. Noise

    I just did another cut. The "Y" axis will stutter/hesitate and pause during start and stop movement. The noise is more of a grinding noise. however, the the X and z axis is very smooth.
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    Yes it is all one piece and carved in layers. ...

    Yes it is all one piece and carved in layers. That link is exactly what I am talking about. I already made one similar to the ones on the link, but still not stained or painted. I need to get it...
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    Staining a Multi Layer Sign

    I saw this sign and really like the look of the contrasting colors on the multiple layers. Question is, what is the process to get this look. I have been making signs like this, but only have been...
  21. I also might be onto something else. The router...

    I also might be onto something else. The router measure a little out of level and was not square to table. The previous owner used PVC pipe as a spacer to hold the router securely in the holder. ...
  22. When I try shaking the table back and forth with...

    When I try shaking the table back and forth with the power on, I just hear a click, but just a hair thickness of movement.
  23. Ok, I took off the 20 tooth pinion on the "X"...

    Ok, I took off the 20 tooth pinion on the "X" Axis to inspect further. By the looks of these pictures can you tell if this is a good or bad pinion. Not sure what to look for. Thanks again!


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  24. Thanks Mogul and thanks Dave and everyone else...

    Thanks Mogul and thanks Dave and everyone else who responded. I really do appreciate all your help. I am now going to take a drink of water...lol. I will go ahead and check pinions, spring tension...
  25. I am going to try the same cut file with the same...

    I am going to try the same cut file with the same bit on HDU to see if the softer material makes a difference (less deflection.) If it cuts fine there, is it safe to assume that the z-axis is square...
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