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    This is how I mounted my VFD when I did my...

    This is how I mounted my VFD when I did my machinehttp://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32532&stc=1
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    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31205&stc=1
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    IWhen I was using a PC I cut a dust boot from...

    IWhen I was using a PC I cut a dust boot from acrylic to divert the cooling air into the dust collection stream. This was early into my shop bot use so its kind of clunky but you"ll get the idea....
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    Oh yeah 4HP HSD....DD

    Oh yeah 4HP HSD....DD
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    Just bought one from SB on 3/14 total was $3510...

    Just bought one from SB on 3/14 total was $3510 spindle and VFD with shipping. Unfortunately they did not break down the invoice so I do not know what the spindle only cost was.
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    That is exactly the description. I am running SB...

    That is exactly the description. I am running SB version 3.8.8 on a lenovo all in one touch screen Intel Pentium j2900 2.41 GHz processor,4 gig of RAM on Windows 8.1 64 bit.
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    Move speed problem

    I was cutting a 3D file last night and about half way through I noticed that the move speed had drastically reduced. I paused the file and restarted but did not correct the issue. I then paused again...
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    Parts for sale

    I have the following items for sale. A PRS Y&Z car axis that I eliminated on my BT rebuild. I also have various V-rollers and rails still attached to the aluminum bar and a cast AL router mount. if...
  9. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    Thanks AJ, I made gusseted L brackets out of 3/8...

    Thanks AJ, I made gusseted L brackets out of 3/8 steel and bolted all 4 legs to the concrete with 5/8" bolts needless to say it doesn't move.
  10. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    The machine was now together and I wired it and...

    The machine was now together and I wired it and set the new spindle....
  11. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    It was time to mount the gantry....

    It was time to mount the gantry.
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27766&stc=1
    This went better than I expected and the hoist made it safe and easy.
  12. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    Next came the Zcar I trolled ebay again and found...

    Next came the Zcar I trolled ebay again and found some bearings that worked. I made a new car from .5" machined plate and the bearing mounts from .75"...
  13. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    Ajcoholic thanks, this is done and running. Kudos...

    Ajcoholic thanks, this is done and running. Kudos to SB supports Frank and Tom for the help on the power up snafu's.

    So after the sides were milled it was time to reassemble the gantry. I was...
  14. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    Actually Otis (the dog) is standing on my bench...

    Actually Otis (the dog) is standing on my bench waiting to get his nails cut when the photo idea came to me.
    I digress back to the build, the THK linear bearings for the moving table were...
  15. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    I took a lot of training but he has mad balance...

    I took a lot of training but he has mad balance skills now. I wondered how long it would be till someone noticed that.
  16. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    Table set up and then off to the weld the base...

    Table set up and then off to the weld the base together will continue soon.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27690&stc=1
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  17. Thread: BT48 Rebuild

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    BT48 Rebuild

    I started this thread in modifications but other things drew me away from the rebuild of this BT48. I have now completed it, this is where I started. I disassembled the entire machine to start from...
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    I figured you would respond bleeth, Thanks. I...

    I figured you would respond bleeth, Thanks. I take it yours ins configured similar? Now just have to buy a spindle, missed the one you bought.
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    Power Requirements

    I contacted shopbot about the power requirements for my Alpha control panel and they sent me the correct wiring diagram for my (older 3rd owner) tool, it was produced with/for a spindle and a router...
  20. Thread: Bed Support

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    I did not layout my whole plan I have 1.25" tool...

    I did not layout my whole plan I have 1.25" tool plate aluminum gantry sides being cut which are taller. I will write a post detailing the build when it is near completion.
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    I am in the middle of rebuilding my BT48. I have...

    I am in the middle of rebuilding my BT48. I have converted it to all THK linear bearings a new Z axis and will be adding a Spindle. I built a t-slot table as you can see in the pic....
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    I would be interested in this, would be willing...

    I would be interested in this, would be willing to host one after my machine is finished.
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    I have finally got the house done enough so I...

    I have finally got the house done enough so I have time to reconstruct the BT 48 Alpha. I had grander plans but decided to keep this as a 4X4. Thanks to Gary Campbell for the discussions, truly...
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    My condolences I have 3 and two of them are...

    My condolences I have 3 and two of them are seniors so I know this will be my pain also sooner than later. It stings every time.......
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    Frankinboting a BT Alpha

    I sold my last bot a few years ago and just couldnt shake the urge to buy another and return to cnc. I bought a BT48 Alpha circa 2008 and the table had been re-engineered....poorly. The original...
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