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  1. I'm curious about the innovations that people are...

    I'm curious about the innovations that people are referring to for CNC machines from other manufacturers. Admittedly I am out of touch with the machines that are up to date with the latest...
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    You may get an answer to your question here but I...

    You may get an answer to your question here but I think it would be a good idea to post on the Vectric forum. It is much more active than the Shopbot forum. There are a fair number of informed...
  3. Thread: The Batmobile

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    The Batmobile

    My first woodworking project with my 12 year old grandson. He and his Dad are big superhero fans. The Batmobile was built from plans from https://www.lloydswoodtoyplans.com/. There are 12 parts to...
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    I've owned my Shopbot for 15 years. I am a...

    I've owned my Shopbot for 15 years. I am a hobbyist so it has not seen 8hours of use 5 days a week. However, my machine has had very few problems over the years and they were minor. In each case I...
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    There are many ways to build clamps. This is a...

    There are many ways to build clamps. This is a very important part of CNC woodworking. I would like to see a section on this forum devoted to clamping work.

    Phil
  6. Thread: Wanted: V carve

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    https://www.vectric.com/products/vcarve-desktop...

    https://www.vectric.com/products/vcarve-desktop For $349 you can get a registered version with $2K worth of clipart and put the $$ toward an upgrade if you want to down the road.
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    I'm really enjoying this thread and I am still...

    I'm really enjoying this thread and I am still trying to find my "missing" heavy duty shop scissors that disappeared a few weeks ago. Yesterday I bought a cheap ($0.99) replacement from Harbor...
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    I had a similar experience a few years ago. I...

    I had a similar experience a few years ago. I don't carry my social security card unless I need to show it to someone. I couldn't find it and had to apply to have a replacement. You probably...
  9. I agree with all of the above. You can run it...

    I agree with all of the above. You can run it without ear protection most of the time.

    Phil
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    Ford Railroad Luggage Car

    I purchased the plans for this model from Toysandjoys.com. The truck is 15" long and made of pine and MDF. The wheels, headlights,grill and lattice were designed with Aspire and cut on my Shopbot. ...
  11. Thread: K2 cnc

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    K2 cnc

    A friend recently picked up a K2 CNC machine, circa 2005. It looks like a 12" x 24" cutting area. It came with no manual, no software and no router. Good news is he got it for free. If anyone can...
  12. Thread: Octagon Finial

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    If you have a table saw look at this description....

    If you have a table saw look at this description. https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/threads/octagonal-tapers-with-table-saw.55809/
    You could make the finial separately.

    Phil
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    I made a shelf to display the two models in my...

    I made a shelf to display the two models in my pool room.

    Phil
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    Thank you, Russ.

    Thank you, Russ.
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    Antique gas pump

    I wanted to make a model of an antique gas pump to display with the Model T replica that I made recently. Highpockets, from the Vectric forum, found a 3D model for me and a friend 3D printed the...
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    Follow up on noisy fan. I thought that I had...

    Follow up on noisy fan. I thought that I had resolved the problem by blowing out the dust. The noise came back. I found a fix on Youtube that appears to be working. I ws able lubricate the fan...
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    Did the bit break off, was the shank still in the...

    Did the bit break off, was the shank still in the collet?

    Phil:confused:
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    Before I fired up the control box I removed the...

    Before I fired up the control box I removed the power supply and blew it out with compressed air. There was some dust but not much. Put the power supply back in, turned it on, nice and quiet. ...
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    Now I know why I couldn't find one. I think I've...

    Now I know why I couldn't find one. I think I've narrowed it don to the power supply. It's not easy to check because it only hums from a cold start. If I turn it off and restart it will not hum. ...
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    Thank you, MogulTx for a thorough explanation. ...

    Thank you, MogulTx for a thorough explanation. I'll let you know what I find.

    Phil
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    I didn't realize you were talking about the fan...

    I didn't realize you were talking about the fan in the power supply. I'll check it out.

    Thanks,

    Phil
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    MogulTx. I don't know what a contactor looks...

    MogulTx. I don't know what a contactor looks like, where it is or how to find it. I'd appreciate a little more information.

    Thanks,

    Phil
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    It wasn't the fan. The fan wasn't even...

    It wasn't the fan. The fan wasn't even connected. What else might be making the hum on start up? It only hums for less than a minute.

    Phil
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    This should help. ...

    This should help. https://www.shopbottools.com/ShopBotDocs/files/AssemblyBinder060828.pdf
    If you need more Google for Shopbot 2006 PRT manual.

    Phil
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    I have used screws from the underside of the...

    I have used screws from the underside of the table, along with wedges strategically placed to keep the slabs as parallel as possible.

    Phil
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