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    Default 20+ years with ShopBot

    Hi all...I've been making stuff with ShopBots for longer than most and decided to try to document some of the successes and failures I've had over the years. It's definitely not a how-to, but some of you might find some of it interesting.

    I'm very early on in the timeline but am trying to post something every couple of days. Hopefully I'll get it done before my memory gives out!

    https://medium.com/make-it-your-own-d-mn-self
    Last edited by bill.young; 09-10-2019 at 06:09 PM.

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    Thanks Bill!!
    Something to look forward to while drinking first cuppa tomorrow!
    scott
    Scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
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    Good read for a drizzly morning with hot Java Bill!
    Think I'll steal and use your line;
    "I once thought I was clever!"
    As it applies to me more and more it seems

    My Makercrate is just as strong and useful 5 years later, even after using it in wheelchair mode and yarding it all Over the shop almost daily for access!
    My back thanks you and TJ daily for making that adaptation!

    Thanks Bill!
    scott
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    Scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
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    Glad to be able to make it for you Scott!

    I've posted a couple more articles in the series. I'm still in the "cable drive" years so pictures are small and fuzzy and details are sketchy, but as I move through time hopefully both will improve!

    https://medium.com/make-it-your-own-d-mn-self

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    I'm one of those "No Hardware" part guys.....IS driving me a little nuts with live edge project still in planning, BUT if Brian Harnett and others can do it, I'll try
    (not half bad at it with hand tools and a chisel mortiser..but with the Desktop?)
    It's good coffee reading Bill!
    scott
    Scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
    Maine

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    Hey Scott...I'd hate for you to run short of coffee reading material so have posted a few more posts in the series. I'm up to the early/mid 2000's I guess

    https://medium.com/make-it-your-own-d-mn-self

    Bill

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