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  1. #21
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    I don't have your version installed so can't tell for sure, but this might be the update that added that ability.

    http://www.shopbottools.com/drivers.htm

    (it's the first thing listed)

    Bill

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    Bill,

    Thank you so much for the drivers link. I downloaded version 1.102 and can now tool path an open vector. I haven't tried the extruder yet, but I suspect that it will work much better... Cheers!

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    I've been using the extruder a bit and have it working except for the multiple passes. How does that work? Nothing I do seems to make a change in the maximum depth of cut. Thanks

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    Guys...
    Got around to cutting these today. Gnarly ol' pressure treated decorative rafter tails. Over 250 to cut, 13 at a time with the extruded file shown above in preview. A year ago I wouldn't let the green stuff touch the Bot. Gotta pay bills now. Here is a batch just cut.

    43132.jpg
    Gary

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    Gary, those look like 2x6's..!? Just how long was that bull-nose bit?

    I found that the first pass likes to plunge to the deepest/lowest level then cut across. So I need a bit which is the material thickness plus some otherwise the shank will make contact with the .75" material. (The cutting edge of the bull nose I had on hand was only .5" tall) Good thing I tested this on a tacked down piece of MDF!

    I haven't tried this yet but since a bull nose bit will leave a radius and not a nice crisp sharp edge I was wondering if a v-carve bit of the same diameter as the specified bit in the parameters would be able to get into the "finer" lines of moldings and such? Any thoughts on that.

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    John...
    Actually they are 4 by 6's, and fine cabinet lumber, too. Ballnose is 4" long with 3.25" below collet. cutting at 6ips with .05 +/-stepover.

    43147.jpg

    I cant help much with the pro's and cons of 3D cutting as I dont do much, if any. I am sure that the more knowledgeable will chime in.
    Gary

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    Gary

    I couldn't see those cut any simpler way.
    Must smell sweet!
    Just Imagine your cutting 4x6 cherry.

    Erminio

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