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  1. Thread: Donek drag knife

    by dlcw
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    Interested. What would shipping be to: 252...

    Interested. What would shipping be to:

    252 Popeye Rose Lane
    PO Box 570
    Newport, WA 99156-0570

    Thanks!!
  2. From Aspire or VCarve, you can control the...

    From Aspire or VCarve, you can control the spindle speed. When creating toolpaths, you specify the RPM's and the correct code is created to set the spindle speed. I use Aspire and the speed control...
  3. No. A 2009 PRSAlpha

    No. A 2009 PRSAlpha
  4. I ran a 2.2hp spindle for almost 9 years. I was...

    I ran a 2.2hp spindle for almost 9 years. I was cutting at 6ips in 3/4" plywood in two passes with a 1/4" compression bit. The spindle is SOOOO much quieter. I ran a Shopbot buddy for about 3...
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    After using 3.6 for many years, I never saw this...

    After using 3.6 for many years, I never saw this problem. If you have a wireless keyboard versus wired, there might be an issue with the wireless connection or the batteries are running low in the...
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    You're absolutely right about upgrading to the...

    You're absolutely right about upgrading to the ATC. I did that last year. Took awhile to get it working but what a huge difference in cutting time and no longer having to change bits. The greater...
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    Eric, That's one EXPENSIVE solution (Blackbox...

    Eric,

    That's one EXPENSIVE solution (Blackbox Hurricane). I was really intrigued when you mentioned it in your post, but lost interest when I saw the pricetag.

    I built my black box using...
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    I've had very weird things happen to my machine...

    I've had very weird things happen to my machine over the weekend. I turn it off Friday afternoon after using it for 8 hours. It goes to sleep until Monday morning after successful shut down. ...
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    I've got two chambers and 4 motors. Has been...

    I've got two chambers and 4 motors. Has been working for many years (at least 9-10 years). Original design from Gary Campbell. Holds anything I want to cut. My issue is I live at 2500' altitude...
  10. Thread: Z-Depth Trouble

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    How stable is your plenum? I've heard of plenums...

    How stable is your plenum? I've heard of plenums flexing when the vacuum is on. As far as the spoilboard, as long as the plenum is stable and can't move, once you surface the spoilboard, it should...
  11. Thread: Z-Depth Trouble

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    Have you run the C72 on all your tools since you...

    Have you run the C72 on all your tools since you set up? Tis is vital to all the values being correct. When I start each day, I run C3 to align on 3 axis. If I am referancing the top of the...
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    I believe, and I might be very wrong, the...

    I believe, and I might be very wrong, the compressors use oil to lubricate the compressor itself. Not pump oil thru the air lines. I use an oil/water separator just in case any oil gets thru. On...
  13. I use Liberty Mutual. I have a bone to pick with...

    I use Liberty Mutual. I have a bone to pick with them though. All of a sudden my insurance jumped $81 per month because they added "Terrorism Risk Insurance". WTF!!! I live out in the woods far...
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    I don't know how 3.8 (needed for the ATC) does on...

    I don't know how 3.8 (needed for the ATC) does on Win 10. I'm running Windows 7 without problems other than occasional brain farts by the control software. The one I can't seem to resolved is after...
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    I ran on that version for years, with no problems...

    I ran on that version for years, with no problems on Windows 7 Pro. I then got an ATC and had to upgrade to 3.8 and have had problems. If I had my choice, I would have stayed with 3.6....
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    Here's my simple solution to X,Y alignment. ...

    Here's my simple solution to X,Y alignment.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34501&stc=1
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34502&stc=1...
  17. Thread: reset error

    by dlcw
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    Love that: "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem...

    Love that:

    "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem to be mere suggestions" to stop. :)

    You're right about that!
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    I think most are setup for 220vac single phase...

    I think most are setup for 220vac single phase coming in. This is then sent to the spindle power inverter and converted to 3-phase for the spindle.
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    Purchased an Asus all-in-one PC with Windows 7. ...

    Purchased an Asus all-in-one PC with Windows 7. Been running without a single problem for about 5 years now. Never connected to my network (internet). Disabled most functions that will make a...
  20. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    I cut 3/4" ply in 2 passes. Since I use...

    I cut 3/4" ply in 2 passes. Since I use compression bits, I plunge 3/16" then ramp down to 3/8". If you don't plunge first, you'll get chipout with a compression bit. I do my first two cuts with a...
  21. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    I've actually been using a 1/4" compression bit...

    I've actually been using a 1/4" compression bit to cut all kinds of plywood, from 1/4" to 3/4" and 5/8" Appleply (American made baltic birch). Never had a problem. I feed at 6IPS with a spindle...
  22. Thread: Cutting Redwood

    by dlcw
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    For soft woods, ON MY MACHINE, I use a 2-flute...

    For soft woods, ON MY MACHINE, I use a 2-flute downcut spiral. My speed is 13K RPM and my feed is 5" per second (IPS). But that is what's right for MY machine. You might need to do some fine...
  23. Thread: Go home

    by dlcw
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    That command is in the post processor. You have...

    That command is in the post processor. You have to modify the PP file to have it go somewhere else.
  24. Thread: eCabinet Dongle

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    Yes. I use mine all the time in my cabinet...

    Yes. I use mine all the time in my cabinet business.
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    Used a Kent for several years. Loved it. ...

    Used a Kent for several years. Loved it. Upgraded to an ATC and had to sell the Kent. I would HIGHLY recommend the Kent dust shoe.

    Not affiliated with Kent dust shoes, just think they are a...
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