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  1. Thread: Z-Depth Trouble

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    Questions and points not yet addressed: Did...

    Questions and points not yet addressed:

    Did the previous owner have these issues ? Sounds like they are actively helping you, assuming they're decent enough to help = they'd let you know,...
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    Neither one of those. Much too thick, unless...

    Neither one of those. Much too thick, unless you're trying to hold down corrugated material. I suppose, if you're dropping it into a groove and need to reach back up out of that trench, but that's...
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    Clarification: the "cheapie" in the finish room...

    Clarification: the "cheapie" in the finish room is a micro regulator/separator from Horrible Freight.
    If you want best quality, I reach for Milton brand, which is the larger initial separator at...
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    I recommend you call SB for clarification. Oilers...

    I recommend you call SB for clarification. Oilers are often placed in compressed air lines for certain air tools that require a regular amount to operate, such as larger industrial machines utilizing...
  5. Same scenario here. Too many cross-contamination...

    Same scenario here. Too many cross-contamination issues with coverage, so more and more, the family package big name type insurers avoid us like the plague. Liability issues cost them the most legal...
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    Good point! I'll modify my search and see what I...

    Good point! I'll modify my search and see what I can find.

    Meanwhile, Tom at SB just called back. Machines are changing regularly, based on availability, etc. They're quoting a Dell Vostro 3400...
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    Thanks for all the responses. Checking things...

    Thanks for all the responses. Checking things out.



    Exactly. That's the kind of asinine garbage I'm talking about. I'll be running the opposite direction from that one. (though I appreciate...
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    New control computer, win 10, 2021

    As my current control tower (8 yr old Asus, i5) becomes more unreliable, I'm looking for recommendations.

    I've bought 2 new machines in the last 1-5 months, and boy, things damn near don't...
  9. Thread: Fire in the hole!

    by jTr
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    Yeah- I've been aware of the hole drilling...

    Yeah- I've been aware of the hole drilling reducing spindle life warning. Bought a PRS Alpha new from SB with HSD 2.5HP spindle. 2-3 manual tool changes average for 3/4"cab parts (5mm holes,...
  10. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    Yes, I highly recommend it. Like you, I used .25...

    Yes, I highly recommend it. Like you, I used .25 bits to cut 1/2 and 3/4" plys for many years. A few years ago, I gleaned through some posts that perhaps I should go to 3/8, and tried it. Never...
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    Well, considering the 7518 has vanished from the...

    Well, considering the 7518 has vanished from the face of the internet...

    All I've found are 3 choices: Bora PM-P254 (available almost anywhere EXCEPT Amazon? wierd...)
    ...
  12. Thread: Forum Jibberish

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    Refer to my reply to your related question in the...

    Refer to my reply to your related question in the test area. These two issues go hand in hand - must search outside forum to get best results, but then you get the odd symbols interjected.
    Been...
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    This has been an ongoing / recurring topic for a...

    This has been an ongoing / recurring topic for a decade+.
    It's just the way it is.
    = Google your topic, including Shopbot Forum in the search, and you'll get there.
    Coincides with another...
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    Hi Phil - I'd highly recommend Sketchup. They...

    Hi Phil - I'd highly recommend Sketchup. They still have a free version. Oops - looks like it only opens skp jpg and png's. Always a catch.
    However, if anyone you know has a paid version, you could...
  15. Machine can run home and land reasonably close to...

    Machine can run home and land reasonably close to precise location, even with worn pinions. However, once a bit is spinning against the workpiece, all kinds of torque is applied, and loose/worn gears...
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    Lamination. Use raw veneer, which is typically...

    Lamination. Use raw veneer, which is typically .020" thick. 3 layers x .020 = .060. 1/16= .0625, so you're going to be almost spot-on, give or take a few thousandths. Further, you're properly...
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    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with...

    How cool. A lifetime of memories to make with that boat, a lifetime memory already achieved in the making...

    Thanks for sharing
    What a wholesome project.

    Jeff
  18. Thread: Spoil Board

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    Hey Ken- good to hear from you again. I've...

    Hey Ken- good to hear from you again.

    I've been using the MDO ply with MDF plenum zoned out for vac, sealed with thinned down yellow glue. Glue down spoil board of 3/4 MDF, seal edges a couple...
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    For sure! Looks great - a million one uses for...

    For sure!

    Looks great - a million one uses for those neodymium / rare-earth magnets!
    About those hinges... do tell - magnets also?

    Jeff
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    That's right - I took "Industrial Arts", which...

    That's right - I took "Industrial Arts", which first half was metal shop with you as teacher- making scrolls and welding with Oxy/Acetylene torch. Believe it or not, I still have the hammer I made on...
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    Looks great, Phil. Don't remember that option...

    Looks great, Phil. Don't remember that option when I was in your woodshop class at Lee High, but then, that was a mere 36 years ago...!
    Thanks for posting!

    Jeff
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    FDMC bio featuring ShopBot

    Here's a write-up in FDMC publication. Features the ShopBot, in addition to several other machines and the processes I utilize. Moreover, I do express what I feel are very valid reasons to select a...
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    Matt, Preposterous. Compatibility is...

    Matt,


    Preposterous.
    Compatibility is there.

    I did exactly as you plan, start with VCarve Pro, Upgrade to Aspire. Did this in December, a few hours of video tutorials and I'm now producing...
  24. Thread: Dust shoe pattern

    by jTr
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    Add LEDs to Kent Dust Shoe

    Funny you should mention lighting up a Kent dust shoe...

    I finally got around to doing so a few weeks back. Had leftover 24V LED tape cutoffs from a kitchen job. Tapped into the 24V fan motor...
  25. Thread: Dust shoe pattern

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    An emphatic YES from my experience. Dumped the...

    An emphatic YES from my experience. Dumped the original within the first year, running close to 9 years with the kent, and have no intent of going back to original.

    Jeff
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