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    Default Bot up and runnig

    After a lot of fund raising and crazy problems we are up and running thanks to my woods class and Scott Worden

    Here are some pictures.

    Getting Power
    Assembling the table
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    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
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    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    More pictures.
    Making of vac table with two fein vacs
    Remade Jim Stoddart's vac box to fit the new fein vac III
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    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    Little more.
    First kid made project for our local Baseball team.

    More to come....
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    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    Thanks for all the pics Kyle, helps me understand the full size better.
    Scott Plaisted
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
    Maine

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    Trying to make it like Alison Stoddart's post but I think his is way to good and clean to beat.
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    First production run, props for a dance class that does free Zumba for our PE class.
    Everything cut great but the bit slipped and the table will look a little fancy for a while (last picture is the table 3/16" deep).
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    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    Well Kyle-They look great and now you learned to crank down on the wrenches when tightening your bit! I make it a rule to set the wrenches so I can squeeze them together with one hand so I get a strong grip and don't waste half my strength pushing against the axis and possibly screwing up my x or y location.

    (A day without learning something is a wasted day )

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    Default wrenches

    Shop seems to lack dust...

    Tie your wrenches together so you can lose them both at the same time.

    As above, wrenches should be used at a small angle and squeezed together (like a scissors) to change bits.
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
    ShopBot... Where even the scraps and things you mess up and throw away are cool....

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    The bit was tight but it was not high enough up in the spindle.
    It was the first time I had a student do it. (guess I need to watch better).
    Will be posting all the good and the bad.
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    Maybe if you got some gun bluing and dip the bits' shanks to the proper depth. Then you could have a teaching element and a visual cue to the proper depth.

    No blue below, good to go. Or something. And the kids can also self monitor each other.
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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