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    Default .0625 and 39 Hours Later

    This is Walnut 5.5" x 96.0" 1"thick. With advice from Scott cut with .0625 ball nose. Very happy with results. Shopbotters allow me to turn out cool stuff. Worried a power glitch could hurt me with such a long cut.But all went well
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    Nice work, Ken! Will you have to do any sanding, or do you consider it ready to finish? I often want to do parts that require long cutting sessions like that, but I'm afraid to leave the machine unattended while I sleep or whatever, so I end up pausing the job and resuming when I get back to it, which can introduce errors (but doesn't always).

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    I used 3M white scotch pad to buff before the final finish. It didn't need much else. The long cuts are a problem (Fire) if you are not near but. I use a baby monitor when I am not in the shop. My shop is connected to my house. I keep thinking of a better way to monitor the Bot. Maybe a photo electric smoke detector close to the unit. The good news is on the final 3D cut the dust collector is off. Not sure of how the smoke detector would react to the dust.
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    Power glitches!!!! I was haunted by those. I added a CyberPower UPS to my buddy. The company said that it would not work but i am living proof that it will. But i still get nervous

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    That is really great.
    I, too, worry about power flickers mostly when I'm cutting long toolpaths on expensive material.
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