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  1. This is an old thread... The wreath project in...

    This is an old thread...

    The wreath project in 3d will cut faster than the frame is capable of running without it reverberating and transferring that vibration into the surface of the relief.
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    Project Update

    Bell 3D Printed full scale...

    The same data used for 3D printing can be used for CNC routing, in case that isn't obvious to you.
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    Contact the seller you bought it from for advice.

    Contact the seller you bought it from for advice.
  4. As a general rule/guide 60% of new is the high...

    As a general rule/guide 60% of new is the high point of the spectrum. Most sell in the 35-50% range depending on locale and condition. With the influx of cheap imports with better mechanical...
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    Yes you can. Turn off limits via the VN command....

    Yes you can. Turn off limits via the VN command. C3 will still work but it will not trigger when running a file.
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    Check the X motor mount itself & powerstick...

    Check the X motor mount itself & powerstick handle mechanism to make sure it is properly adjusted. 0.013" is pretty bad...but 0.007" isn't unreasonable on a BT with mileage.
  7. Watch out for nails... Gene.... Palumbo was...

    Watch out for nails...

    Gene.... Palumbo was trying to link up with you
  8. The physical 0,0 typically being, the corner of...

    The physical 0,0 typically being, the corner of the spoilboard. A vbit works nicely as an indicator to reference the center of the bit

    Now that I am thinking about it...make sure the limit for...
  9. You don't need to manually pull the axes on...

    You don't need to manually pull the axes on startup. This is more for gantry tools than BT series tools.

    In some cases, if the switch proves to be good (from your test with screwdriver they sound...
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    It depends on how much you want to spend...there...

    It depends on how much you want to spend...there are several options:

    1) Shopbot sells a RetroZ with PRS style rails
    2) Source your own steel and make another
    3) File the edges true again and...
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    Unfortunately ALL of the SB gearbox motors wear...

    Unfortunately ALL of the SB gearbox motors wear out over time - especially when they are either under heavy load or long repetitious cycles. Early on I built a scanning machine based on a SB that...
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    THIS PLACE HAS BECOME ONE BIG ADVERTISEMENT FOR...

    THIS PLACE HAS BECOME ONE BIG ADVERTISEMENT FOR BRADY WATSON

    There it is folks. The ultimate truth. You got me.
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    Just make your own power stick...It ain't rocket...

    Just make your own power stick...It ain't rocket science. You need a longer rack, 2 rails and something to tie it all together.
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    Cue the grown men clutching their pearls...

    Cue the grown men clutching their pearls...
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    Very nice. I like the less is more on the tail...

    Very nice. I like the less is more on the tail section of the dragonfly.
  16. What do you want...a lathe or indexer?...

    What do you want...a lathe or indexer? Unfortunately you have to pick a lane as they are mutually exclusive.

    You can use a lathe bed and head/tail and add a stepper, driver and cable or buy any of...
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    There are a number of reasons...some of which...

    There are a number of reasons...some of which have been already mentioned.

    The givers got tired of the takers taking & expecting 'handouts'...so with no reciprocity to fill their cups as cohorts,...
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    That's comedy right there...;)

    That's comedy right there...;)
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    Glad you got it. Good thing SB makes every wire...

    Glad you got it. Good thing SB makes every wire blue...but at least they label them...
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    Good job Chuck. The beauty of steel is that if...

    Good job Chuck. The beauty of steel is that if you mess up or need to change something, it's a matter of getting out the wheel, hacking off the afflicted and welding it back up. Besides steel is much...
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    If the 4G was upgraded from a 3G board, or...

    If the 4G was upgraded from a 3G board, or ordered without a spindle there won't be a 24v ps in the box. You just add one.
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    The 24v ps in the control box (HSD spindles) -...

    The 24v ps in the control box (HSD spindles) - Colombo spindles are powered thru the VFD. 230v spindles have 230v fans...460v spindles have 24v fans, also powered thru the VFD.
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    Correct. The motor drivers in the control box....

    Correct. The motor drivers in the control box. When energized AND a motor is hooked up to it, it will light up green. No motor, it will flash red. If you attempt to move a motor with a broken wire,...
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    Check all wiring - with the control box OFF. Make...

    Check all wiring - with the control box OFF. Make sure nothing got yanked. You may need to carefully cut back the shrink on the motor connectors to make absolutely sure they didn't get yanked and...
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    Yearly maintenance is around $1500. For those...

    Yearly maintenance is around $1500. For those with sticker shock, CarveCo is about the same price as ArtCAM was 20 years ago give or take $150. Maintenance fees are also about the same. I'm really...
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