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  1. I’m thinking your problem may be your laptop…...

    I’m thinking your problem may be your laptop… laptops have many power saving features, some that shutdown USB conections. Laptops aren’t reccomended for running a ShopBot. Try running it on a desktop...
  2. What problem are you thinking this would solve? ...

    What problem are you thinking this would solve?

    SG
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    My father-in-law used to say “Growing old is only...

    My father-in-law used to say “Growing old is only for the brave!” the older I get, the more that statement seems true!

    While using a flap disk sander on my angle grinder, I had to remove the...
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    Chris… Where is this machine located? SG

    Chris…

    Where is this machine located?

    SG
  5. Thread: For sale:

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    For sale:

    For sale:
    I’m offering a mixed breed CNC for sale…

    This was a project my church acquired thinking they could resurrect it… I don’t know its full history, but when I got involved, I abandoned the...
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    Sometimes grub screws are stacked two high to...

    Sometimes grub screws are stacked two high to lock them better… be sure to remove it completely and check for a bottom one!

    SG
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    Or perhaps a loose pinion on the Z axis? SG

    Or perhaps a loose pinion on the Z axis?

    SG
  8. Thread: Octagon Finial

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    I guess you could do a molding toolpath, but...

    I guess you could do a molding toolpath, but you’d need to either precut the blank into an octagon or make a jig that would hold it in the proper position. Either way, you’d lose your positioning...
  9. More info please! PR? PRT? Alpha? SG

    More info please!
    PR? PRT? Alpha?

    SG
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QD4DQ9D?psc=1&ref=ppx...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QD4DQ9D?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details

    I just bought two of these!
    SG
  11. Thread: reset error

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    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a...

    I’m not a programmer, but it seems like a keyboard “STOP” command is put in line behind anything else already sent to the processer. Even when it was working properly, I was hesitant to use the...
  12. Thread: reset error

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    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one...

    Yes… in my case it’s obviously an issue with one of the microswitches inside the E-stop housing. I’ve been unable to find replacements, so that means replacing the entire assembly. I’ve been too busy...
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    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last...

    After umpteen years of router and CNC work, last Saturday, I was hit by a departing router bit! I was hit in the chest as I was sitting at the end of my Bot waiting on a file to complete. I wasn’t...
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    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my...

    Yes… a .010” onion skin. It looked the same as my other cuts but without the stepdown watermarks…

    After posting the above photos, I got to wondering how much difference a spindle vs: my PC 7518...
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    You’re not going to like what I have to say… ...

    You’re not going to like what I have to say…

    I’ve cut TRUCKLOADS of HDPE and UHMW this last year… I tried everything I know to improve my cut quality including resetting up my machine. (PRT...
  16. Thread: Power

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    An interesting note… Router HP is determined...

    An interesting note…

    Router HP is determined by the power it consumes… or 1 hp =745.7 watts. A spindle HP is determined by the work it does… the two are not comparable!

    If you have used a...
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    Monty… I was working on documenting my method...

    Monty…

    I was working on documenting my method of making boxes with box joints on all edges in case we ever had another “Camp ShopBopt” I was about 20 pages into it when I discovered that the box...
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    Thumbs up!!! SG

    Thumbs up!!!
    SG
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    Custom moldings...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34382&stc=1

    My house has many arch top windows… here in Texas, the windows are aluminum frames, and the openings are just sheet rocked....
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    I’ve had mine change… I think it’s a corrupted...

    I’ve had mine change… I think it’s a corrupted file and ShopBot reverting to default.

    SG
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    Brian… here’s another project for those off cuts....

    Brian… here’s another project for those off cuts. I have over 100 small, live edge slabs and way more charcuterie boards than I’ll ever sell! I used to be able to sell them with a verse or poem...
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    My original idea was to have the clock small and...

    My original idea was to have the clock small and minimal, featuring the beauty of the wood! However, my bride of 50 years had other ideas! I first tried the V-carving without any fill, but it looked...
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    Thanks Scott! It’s a Pecan crotch slab. I...

    Thanks Scott!

    It’s a Pecan crotch slab. I landed up with 5 of them from a tree we had milled… I’ve figured out what to do with 3 of them now! Coming soon, a pedestal table with a pecan crotch slab...
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    just a little mantel clock...

    Here's a little project for the new year...

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34373&stc=1

    A mantle clock.

    I bought a radio controlled clock works to automatically...
  25. Thread: Table legs

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    Ita47… I used a .25” tapered ball nose bit for...

    Ita47…

    I used a .25” tapered ball nose bit for the entire profile.

    The link below will take you to my notes for a camp ShopBot presentation I did several years back. The presentation was about...
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