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  1. #1
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    Default Newbie on board

    Hello all,


    Dave B here. Retired from a 40 year career in restaurant supervision and am starting exploration here and now. Attended ShopBot training in NC this November and purchased a Desktop Max and 6 inch indexer while. I have been learning tutorials since about a month before class.

    I have done lots of woodwork prior to this venture, but am extremely excited about the potential of computers mixed with wood work. I did my research and through reputation for service of the product, ShoBot was THE choice. Meeting Ted and the team at class only validated my selection of this brand.

    Looking forward to learning from you guys and then supporting as I am able.

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Memphis TN
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    Two major things to success:

    1. The right hold down strategy.

    2. The right feeds and speeds for the job.
    ShopBot Details:
    PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino

  3. #3
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    Kennebunkport, Maine
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    AND learning the Vectric software(recommend joining the forum....every bit as helpful as folks here).
    CNC is just another tool, BUT can sure change your thinking!!!!
    Whatever you PLANNED you'd be doing with machine..increase by a factor of 10

    Welcome Dave!
    scott
    Scott Plaisted
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
    Maine

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    Welcome to the fray! By all means don't be afraid to ask questions. Take pictures of the problem and post it along with the questions. Watch the tutorials over on the Vectric website. Biggest hint I have for a newbie is learn to LISTEN to your machine, it will tell you what it wants to do. Take your time, have fun, don't get frustrated, we have ALL been there, DONE that! Welcome. Russ
    AKA: The Train Guy

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