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    Thank you, Robtown Phil

    Thank you, Robtown

    Phil
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    Are you familiar with the process. Where can I...

    Are you familiar with the process. Where can I find information for metal

    Thanks,

    Phil
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    I appreciate the help from all here. I searched...

    I appreciate the help from all here. I searched for raster braille balls and found out that machining a metal plate to create the Braille "bumps" is not how it should be done. This video shows how...
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    Machining small aluminum Braille plates

    I've been asked to machine small (.125 x .5 x 2") aluminum plates. The finished product will be a plate with raised "Braille" bumps. I have no experience machining aluminum.
    I'd appreciate any...
  5. Sign pictures are wonderful, Brady. Thanks for...

    Sign pictures are wonderful, Brady. Thanks for posting.

    Phil
  6. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    Just a thought, I believe that if you attached a...

    Just a thought, I believe that if you attached a skirt that only enclosed the area near the router, not the whole mount, you might increase the performance.

    Phil
  7. Thread: Vacuum Nozzle

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    Interesting, how effective is it? Phil

    Interesting, how effective is it?

    Phil
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    Love seeing your work. I'm sure you are having a...

    Love seeing your work. I'm sure you are having a lot of fun. Have you posted photos of you "towns" and train layouts?

    Phil
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    Thanks to all. I sent an email o TJ. He sent me...

    Thanks to all. I sent an email o TJ. He sent me the CRV file and the STL model. His source was thingverse.

    Phil
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    Model airplane propeller models

    A friend of mine belongs to a model airplane club. He asked me is I could make propellers. They appear to have a fairly complicated geometry. Does anyone have experience making propellers? Are...
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    I love them! :) Phil

    I love them! :)

    Phil
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    Source for paint mask

    I'm looking for a source for a small quantity of paint mask


    Thanks,




    Phil
  13. Thread: Boston area

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    Vectric's forum has a member's map. This may...

    Vectric's forum has a member's map. This may help you find someone closer. http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24091

    Phil
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    I'm a little over 2 hours away in Pittsfield. ...

    I'm a little over 2 hours away in Pittsfield. What's your small project?

    Phil
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    I made my own "shoe" to fit my skillsaw and run...

    I made my own "shoe" to fit my skillsaw and run on an aluminum guide. It works great. I'm sure the Festool is better but this was easy to make and didn't cost much at all.
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    I am always impressed when I hear of someone who...

    I am always impressed when I hear of someone who kept himself active this late in life, still working at something he enjoyed, still fishing. I hope I can come close to matching his achievement....
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    Thanks, Joe. I've made many signs out of PVC. ...

    Thanks, Joe. I've made many signs out of PVC. They have all been V Carved. The HDU choice was not mine. I haven't carved any signs with 3D graphics. Can you suggest some speed and feed numbers...
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    OK. I'll keep an eye out.

    OK. I'll keep an eye out.
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    Need someone to carve a sign

    I'm having trouble with my machine and I won't be able to complete a sign. If someone is interested in caring a 3D sign in HDU. This is a 2 sided sign approximately 20" x 36". The background of...
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    Thanks, Scott.

    Thanks, Scott.
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    On the Vectric forum Gary Campbell suggester that...

    On the Vectric forum Gary Campbell suggester that the stepper motor running for hours can build up enough heat to cause the loss of steps. I set up the file to cut as a 3D raster finishing toolpath,...
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    Thanks to all. I learned a lot. Not sure exactly...

    Thanks to all. I learned a lot. Not sure exactly what the problem is but I have things to look for; hot stepper motors, feed rate too high, static.
    I also contacted Shopbot support and performed a...
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    Martin, this is the first time I've heard of the...

    Martin, this is the first time I've heard of the safely remove hardware and eject media option. How is it done?

    Thanks,

    Phil
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    Losing steps while cutting

    While cutting HDU on a 3D finishing cut I was losing steps. I was using a new Beckwith 1/4" carbide bit. Cut was 1/2" deep with a 10% stepover at 200"/minute. The cut would be fine for quite a...
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    Eagle Coin carving

    This carving is from a scan from a Roland Picza scanner. The material is MDF. It's 7" in diameter. The finish is Rub and Buff silver, I finished up with a thin coat of brown Briwax to give it an...
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