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    I'll echo what jTr said above. There are actually...

    I'll echo what jTr said above. There are actually some good choices out there for going from SU to CNC

    You can open older versions of SketchUp files in VCarve but the import is a bit limited. Side...
  2. Some of the smaller shopbots (Desktops) have a...

    Some of the smaller shopbots (Desktops) have a speed control knob on them. The larger machines like the Buddy and the PRS have the option of either using a knob, keypad on the front, or for a few...
  3. Don and Bill, glad to hear you had better luck...

    Don and Bill, glad to hear you had better luck with spindles.

    Agree with what others are saying here too, spindles are great. Do it!
  4. I run my machine commercially and I got 3 years...

    I run my machine commercially and I got 3 years to the day out of my two HSD 1073 MT spindles. They can be rebuilt but it costs as much as a new one. I upgraded to an ATC and I'll never go back to a...
  5. I guess what one considers expensive is a matter...

    I guess what one considers expensive is a matter of perspective. For me it's a deal when compared to a regenerative blower that's 3x (or more) in cost. As someone who burned a lot of time fooling...
  6. Instead of the flap in between the two chambers...

    Instead of the flap in between the two chambers you could use blackflow valves. That's what I did on my build. This allowed me to use any of the motors at any time. The image below shows my box...
  7. Steve, that spindle isn't an ATC, I suppose if...

    Steve, that spindle isn't an ATC, I suppose if you put a few next to each other it could be!

    I'm running a CNCDepot.net spindle and I really like it

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Dm7qyNQk56ByWHpE6
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    My opinion: An ATC machine isn't an ATC machine...

    My opinion: An ATC machine isn't an ATC machine without a working spindle. A CNC without a working spindle isn't really a CNC. Not too many people like to buy other people's projects.

    I'm...
  9. Thread: 3d printer

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    That sounds like the one that I have and I really...

    That sounds like the one that I have and I really like it.
  10. Thread: 3d printer

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    My post still stands!

    My post still stands!
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    The Centroid upgrade I did resulted in better...

    The Centroid upgrade I did resulted in better quality cuts on my HDPE. It's likely because that controller is much smoother. However it's not magic.. It's not going to help account for a sloppy worn...
  12. RBK board is still available. $175 or best offer.

    RBK board is still available. $175 or best offer.
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    This has been sold!

    This has been sold!
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    Ken, I'll add to what the others have said as...

    Ken, I'll add to what the others have said as well, for plastics like this there's only so much smoothness you can get out of V rollers, I've tried dialing it out as much as I can and while I can get...
  15. Thread: Power

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    For hobbyist work and sign carving this will be...

    For hobbyist work and sign carving this will be plenty, and nice and quiet as well.
  16. Thread: Go home

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    There's a setting in the toolpath menu that you...

    There's a setting in the toolpath menu that you can define where the machine goes when a job is over. Click on "material setup"
  17. Thread: Go home

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    David, what CAM software are you using?

    David, what CAM software are you using?
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    ShopBot Digitizing Probe

    For sale is a ShoBot digitizing probe:

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    I used it for one job. I know longer have a compatible machine so I can't use it anymore. Verified working.

    $200 shipping included....
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    Here's another video of doing something like this...

    Here's another video of doing something like this stackable crate:

    https://youtu.be/Ld7zXmhYoDM

    Here's the source model I used from SketchUp:
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    Why stop at the box gadget? What if you could...

    Why stop at the box gadget?

    What if you could make anything that you could design and turn it into ShopBot code in seconds:

    https://youtu.be/ug3TvrJtVLQ

    Boxes like that are trivial in...
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    It sure is! I've modified the hell out of it,...

    It sure is!

    I've modified the hell out of it, totally new drive system, aftermarket control, custom designed 8 zone vac table, automatic tool changer, fancy flashing lights and a bunch of other...
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    Fusion 360 definitely has a learning curve....

    Fusion 360 definitely has a learning curve. SketchUp is far easier to learn. There are advantages to both. If you absolutely need parametric design Fusion is a decent choice. After you get over the...
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    Are you talking about my 3D printed shoe? ...

    Are you talking about my 3D printed shoe?

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    Also, would you ever consider using something a little more robust than the box gadget?
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    What did you design that in? Looks great!

    What did you design that in?

    Looks great!
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    You can still get the 2017 version of SketchUp...

    You can still get the 2017 version of SketchUp for free. It's perfectly relevant for use today. You might need an extension to import DXF and DWG files however.
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