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    >> ONLY HAS BEEN USED TWICE How sad! Seems...

    >> ONLY HAS BEEN USED TWICE

    How sad!

    Seems like a great deal.
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    I cut the zero edges of my spoilboard to be the...

    I cut the zero edges of my spoilboard to be the exact zero position. That way, to align a sheet or other material to the table, I just have to get it aligned with the spoilboard edges. Very simple....
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    >> "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem to be mere...

    >> "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem to be mere suggestions to stop."

    That seems to be a good explanation.

    I'm no expert in the SB internals but from my experience, the stop command (space...
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    Well, without more information, a valuation is...

    Well, without more information, a valuation is variable. Important stuff such as the date of manufacture, pictures of the control box and unit itself and the Z height would be useful.
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    It's likely a PRT seeing as how it's 15 years old...

    It's likely a PRT seeing as how it's 15 years old (at least the router is). A picture would answer that question.
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    For $600, sounds like a good solution.

    For $600, sounds like a good solution.
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    >> ...but still open to further suggestions. ...

    >> ...but still open to further suggestions.

    Give up on W10 and go back to W7.
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    When my original controller computer started to...

    When my original controller computer started to die, I went with a "refurbished" Dell tiny computer without a fan and a solid state drive. Bought it on ebay for $150 all in, including W7 and plenty...
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    I use a Magnate 2709 Surface Planing (Bottom...

    I use a Magnate 2709 Surface Planing (Bottom Cleaning) Router Bit - 3" Cutting Diameter as a planing end mill. Big end mills like this should turn slowly. I use 8k RPM's and depending on the wood,...
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    The only fire I've had involved a piece of oak I...

    The only fire I've had involved a piece of oak I was milling with a 1/8" cutter. The hold down broke free and the piece moved with the cutter, causing it to stay in the same place for several...
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    I have a cyclone dust system that works very...

    I have a cyclone dust system that works very well. I never have to wear a dust mask when cutting and there's virtually no residue after a cut. I would be fine with putting one of these machines in my...
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    What do your chips look like?

    What do your chips look like?
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    I find redwood to be a very easy material to...

    I find redwood to be a very easy material to mill. It's soft and has a low rate of tearout. A 2-flute downcut, as suggested by dlcw, is a good idea although I've had great results with upcuts. I keep...
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    I've planed plenty of slabs on my SB and I've...

    I've planed plenty of slabs on my SB and I've found that very little hold down support is required. As long as you don't try and take off 1/4" at a time, all you need do is keep the slab from...
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    Wow! That's an amazing work of art. I'd bet that...

    Wow! That's an amazing work of art. I'd bet that it will still be as amazing in 100 years.
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    What you're seeing is the characters, like...

    What you're seeing is the characters, like Chiloquinruss said, being encoded.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encodings_in_HTML#HTML_character_references

    The above explains it.
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    To be absolutely sure you have the right settings...

    To be absolutely sure you have the right settings for 360 degrees, rotate the indexer 3600 or some large multiple of 360 and see if it ends in the same spot. This will magnify errors so it will be...
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    Nice job! +1

    Nice job! +1
  19. >> Does the difference in Amps matter or will...

    >> Does the difference in Amps matter or will either of these be OK?

    Both are so close as to make no practical difference. It's the CFM that matters most, and of course the volts. Get the higher...
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    One way you can refine this number is to turn the...

    One way you can refine this number is to turn the indexer 3600 or even 36000 degrees and check the drift.
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    >> Not sure what you are referring to as home for...

    >> Not sure what you are referring to as home for the cut file.

    What do you have set as the start/home position in the material settings? If you're moving off the 0 point for the indexer, then the...
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    I have a 2013 PRS Alpha with the Shopbot supplied...

    I have a 2013 PRS Alpha with the Shopbot supplied 4hp spindle. The springs hold the weight just fine. Still good after 8 years.
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    What do you have as the "home" point for the cut...

    What do you have as the "home" point for the cut file? If the central axis (the one that doesn't move) home coordinate isn't at zero, then weird stuff happens with the rotational axis.

    Why are you...
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    Polymer clay to make a negative

    I needed to get the exact geometry off of a rubber part and used polymer clay to do it.

    The Sculpey Premo clay I used has the consistency of warm beeswax and is pretty easy to work. Once fitted to...
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    I suggest removing the debris and kindling from...

    I suggest removing the debris and kindling from your shop before a fire destroys your building. One oily rag. One spark from a grinder. One overheated cord. Fire safety is not a part time job.
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