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    The only REAL advantage of OUR collective...

    The only REAL advantage of OUR collective problems is that we all get to hide our own Easter Eggs! I'm still a little red faced but have really enjoyed finding out I'm not alone! Russ
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    Embarrassing Moments

    Getting old means one has to have a sense of humor. So I'm looking all over the shop for an 1/8th in ER25 collet. Found all of them EXCEPT! After a long search period I gave up. Got ready to go...
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    "signfoam and color core" Sounds like it should...

    "signfoam and color core" Sounds like it should be in really great shape! That stuff cuts like butta! My machine is that old and I certainly wouldn't sell it that cheap, I like the 10 to 11 k...
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    Well done both models. Nice pieces. Russ

    Well done both models. Nice pieces. Russ
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    I am a modeler that happens to own a Bot, a 3d...

    I am a modeler that happens to own a Bot, a 3d printer, and a laser. My models are 1/8th scale (1 1/2 inch to the foot)' I do the main structure on da bot and trim and other detail goodies mostly...
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    Just a wild guess on my part, but, a lot of our...

    Just a wild guess on my part, but, a lot of our forumites are overseas and do not necessarily use "our" US character set. My guess might be that the translation of some of those characters might not...
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    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/dwg-dxf-converte...

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/dwg-dxf-converter/9nlwnqkb2qdd#activetab=pivot:overviewtab
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    Nicely done. My wife is a quilter and also an...

    Nicely done. My wife is a quilter and also an avid reader, cool project. Russ
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    I miss the shows/meets/gatherings! :( Russ

    I miss the shows/meets/gatherings! :( Russ
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    "other wacky customer experiences" Exactly. I...

    "other wacky customer experiences" Exactly. I am rural so a lot of times I email them a pix before they come to pick it up! Takes all kinds I guess. Tnx for the reply's, I appreciate it. Russ
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    Had to change my customer agreement

    Really a strange circumstance made me change my customer agreement. I always take a few snaps of my finished work, print them out, and stick them in a binder so when a new customer comes in I can...
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    What a fun project, loved it! Russ

    What a fun project, loved it! Russ
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    The fonts selected are also tied to the material...

    The fonts selected are also tied to the material you are using. The more stable the material the more ornate the font can be. Flimsy or lightweight material needs bolder/wider/flatter fonts. Russ
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    I'm playing with a cheapy. I'll post later on...

    I'm playing with a cheapy. I'll post later on after my tests. So far I think it's workable. I have spindle on older 48x96 Bot. Russ
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    I have a confession, the day the pix was taken...

    I have a confession, the day the pix was taken was the LAST time it looked that neat! :D Since then the shop has been a great source of retirement enjoyment and I have also made a buck or two! I...
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    I use PVC with a ground wire running though it. ...

    I use PVC with a ground wire running though it. No static and we are high mountain desert very low humidity. Russ

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34251&stc=1
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    https://www.instructables.com/Magnetic-ShopBot-Dus...

    https://www.instructables.com/Magnetic-ShopBot-Dust-Skirt/
  18. woodmaster dc

    I've got a woodmaster dc and I love it. 5hp and twin 50 gall buckets.

    https://www.woodmastertools.com/shop/accessories/drum-sander-parts-accessories/5hp-big-max-dust-collector/

    My shop...
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    Yep bigger than G scale. They are approx 1/8 th...

    Yep bigger than G scale. They are approx 1/8 th scale = 1 1/2 inch to the foot. I love making them and with the bot, well . . . . .:} Russ
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    Yep. that's the beastie's! Russ

    Yep. that's the beastie's! Russ
  21. As Steve said. Russ ...

    As Steve said. Russ

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34203&stc=1
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    I should also add for larger plaques / signs if...

    I should also add for larger plaques / signs if there is going to be a large 'pocket' area I use two tool paths. First I use the 'tapered' engrave bit to 'outline' the pocket, and then you can use...
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    I do a ton of little name plates / badges, etc. ...

    I do a ton of little name plates / badges, etc. I have never used an end mill, always some form of ENGRAVING bit. Russ

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34200&stc=1 ...
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    I found something worse than a faulty connection!...

    I found something worse than a faulty connection! We just had a thunderstorm and according to the news that baby had over 150 lightning strikes stored up in it. Not related to the topic under...
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    Congrats on the busy part! I have also been...

    Congrats on the busy part! I have also been busy, usually I take them one at a time with a little break in between but right now I have 4 on the board and a large one already on the machine. Cool! ...
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