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    So it's generally accepted that Rhino 3D is the...

    So it's generally accepted that Rhino 3D is the best choice for 3D work since that's all it's designed for? Then upload to Vectric to create tool paths?
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    The rotary snow plow is driven by a traction...

    The rotary snow plow is driven by a traction motor. There is a dedicated locomotive for supplying the power generation for the rotary. An additional locomotive or two are used to push the rotary into...
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    What everyone has said. Bearings are almost...

    What everyone has said. Bearings are almost certainly the source of the vibration. In fact if it's causing a rough saw cut I am guessing if yo grab the arbor you will be able to move it radially. You...
  4. Actually for that size building a poured footing...

    Actually for that size building a poured footing would be the way to go that's not dependent upon the slab to support the building. Even if you don't get much snow it is just the best way to go on...
  5. That's going to be a big building. I would...

    That's going to be a big building. I would suggest going 6" because you won't regret going heavier. Also if you set it up for heat in the floor and insulate underneath even if you don't heat it...
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    Not trying to hijack this but I had a question in...

    Not trying to hijack this but I had a question in reference to something Ted said. He said he uses Rhino software for the 3D and then Vectric Vcarve I think. How does that work? How do you import and...
  7. To bad you discarded them. As has been said they...

    To bad you discarded them. As has been said they were likely still good. You could have taken them for an inspection and recertification. It's hydrostatic testing not hydraulic testing. A water...
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    track it's covered over by the primary spoil...

    track it's covered over by the primary spoil board that's Thanks for the replies. Sounds like screws and improvised clamps are two of the most popular method. Even though my machine has T-Tracks they...
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    Holding the Workpiece

    What's everyone's preferred way to hold the work securely on the spoil board? I see different ways of doing it in videos. I am looking for a simple but effective method or methods. I realize small...
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    If it's not leaking around the ram then the only...

    If it's not leaking around the ram then the only other place they sometimes leak is the piston on the pump. Most have a nut that can be tightened on the pump piston that tightens down on the packing....
  11. The original 300 series was built from 1965 until...

    The original 300 series was built from 1965 until 1973. It was based upon the 1020 ag model. Is this the 300 series you had? They still have as far as I know a 310 series but it's many times removed...
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    If the floor was set up properly on install...

    If the floor was set up properly on install radiant heat should never be anymore expensive than any other form of heat. Other than burning wood you harvest yourself. Why would it be better to use a...
  13. Only in California. Adam is correct. Everywhere...

    Only in California.
    Adam is correct. Everywhere else as long as it's original it doesn't have to be updated to tier 4. We rebuild our machinery in a rebuild shop. As long as the same engine goes...
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    I was clearly mistaken. The USB external hard...

    I was clearly mistaken. The USB external hard drive is definitely not what the desktop boots up off of. I haven't spent any time looking yet but believe it to be supplemental removable storage only....
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    As far as I know it is bootable. However I will...

    As far as I know it is bootable. However I will check that this afternoon when I get off work I believe the desktop runs off the external but I will verify that.
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    Computer Question

    So I didn't expect to be posting this here but here I am. I had a brainstorm and thought I had a solution to it. Maybe I still do. I was planning to pick up a second computer to do the programming...
  17. You have already received some good input. So my...

    You have already received some good input. So my thoughts are mainly piling on. Unless you are ready to pull that in the shop and go through it it's not going to be reliable. I would want to replace...
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    I'm looking at getting a second desktop to do the...

    I'm looking at getting a second desktop to do the programming on and leave the main computer that's setup with WinCNC dedicated to the CAMaster. It's also in the shop and I want this one in the...
  19. I understand what you are saying is on the...

    I understand what you are saying is on the machine. Does it have to be a "square" sprocket? Can you use a conventional sprocket? All you need is diameter, shaft size, and chain pitch. You could...
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    I have been working with it whenever I have an...

    I have been working with it whenever I have an opportunity. I have created one simple plaque/sign so far in VCarve Pro. No chips yet. Hopefully things settle down after this weekend of working. I...
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    I haven't had an opportunity to do much yet but I...

    I haven't had an opportunity to do much yet but I also have the Photo VCarve software. I'm not familiar with all it's capabilities. I know obviously you can use photos as the "pattern" but not at all...
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    Thank you. I got it home Friday afternoon....

    Thank you. I got it home Friday afternoon. Haven't been able to do much yet. Had to go to work Saturday afternoon. I did fire the computer up and do the windows updates. Looked at the VCarve Pro but...
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    Looks like a sweet setup. Hannibal Missouri?...

    Looks like a sweet setup. Hannibal Missouri? Shucks I'm just an hour from there.
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    West Central near the Iowa/Missouri border. I...

    West Central near the Iowa/Missouri border. I will be picking it up in about an hour. I will submit the info on Camheads for owner privileges after I get it home.
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    CNC for Dummies (Me)

    Okay, I saw that the VCarve was version 8.5. So looking at what is what on the Vectric website and now everything is clear as mud. After looking at their comparisons I realize that it's not just...
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