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    Crack in oak rocking chair

    I have a very old rocking chair with a couple of cracks. I do not have access to any type of woodshop or tools right now :(. I do have plenty of access to epoxies though. Would my best bet to be...
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    Rhino runs under $800 on Novedge at regular price

    Rhino runs under $800 on Novedge at regular price
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    nVidia gaming cards are essentially Quadros with...

    nVidia gaming cards are essentially Quadros with certain features turned off in the drivers.. there was, and probably still is, a community based around a program called Rivatuner that would allow...
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    if I were doing it for myself or family real...

    if I were doing it for myself or family real quickly, I'd cut the female mold directly. However, if I were doing it for a business, I'd cut the male plugs and make silicone female mold off of them. ...
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    It is a fallacy to compare the placebo effect...

    It is a fallacy to compare the placebo effect that a living human being experiences while taking herbal remedies, homeopathy, etc with results seen in a dust collection system which are not subject...
  6. Thread: CNC software

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    3d is when you have X, Y, and Z all moving at the...

    3d is when you have X, Y, and Z all moving at the exact same time.. or at least the ability to. Examples would be v-carving (even though some marketing might call this 2.5d), spiral parallel...
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    rhinocam can do true 4 axis (not sure how much...

    rhinocam can do true 4 axis (not sure how much that module costs). not sure about artcam and enroute. of course, mastercam and the big boy packages can do that stuff too.
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    for 3D relief (think puffed up fleur-de-lis,...

    for 3D relief (think puffed up fleur-de-lis, puffed up nature scenes), your main choices are Artcam Pro($7500-10000), enroute pro (like this best, but expensive too, about $6500), and Aspire($2000). ...
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    I ended up making a relief valve and filter...

    I ended up making a relief valve and filter canister for my lobe pump. Took a couple afternoons but only cost a few bucks. Works pretty well...the relief valve will open when I get near 15"hg (max...
  10. Thread: vaccum table

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    should be 600-700 lbs above where it says "If you...

    should be 600-700 lbs above where it says "If you were holding the same 10 inch sq piece of material it would be held down with more like 60 or 70 lbs." as he is talking 10x10 square (100sqin).
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    when I did mine, I didn't bother with any fancy...

    when I did mine, I didn't bother with any fancy connection to the table.. just cut the 4 holes for the zones to the exact outer diameter of the 2" pvc elbow, rubbed a bit of silicone adhesive around...
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    Thanks, I made the wavy pattern on my cnc router....

    Thanks, I made the wavy pattern on my cnc router. It's 3/4 plywood and I did a series of pocket cuts using the cnc router to get that desired look. Like in the upper corner of the middle area, I...
  13. Thread: Train Table

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    We had an old Brio painted particle board train...

    We had an old Brio painted particle board train table (just the top, meant to lay on the floor) and I built a table for it. In the picture here the Brio top is flipped upside down and is not painted...
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    there should be a function in artcam to reduce...

    there should be a function in artcam to reduce the amount of colors in a bitmap. do that first, either in artcam or photoshop. Typically you should be able to make it 2 color, black and white which...
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    artcam can do that.. 'convert bmp to vector'.

    artcam can do that.. 'convert bmp to vector'.
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    Mike Package. I use Rhinocam 2 basic, and the...

    Mike Package. I use Rhinocam 2 basic, and the 'engrave' toolpath will machine on a 3d curve. I believe (not 100% though) that the main difference is in the curve machining toolpath in the Pro...
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    I would do whatever will keep you in one...

    I would do whatever will keep you in one program... keep yourself from jumping from program to program. Go Rhinocam if you are set on drafting 100% of the time in Rhino.. go vectric if you are...
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    enroute 4.1 has a texture function which makes...

    enroute 4.1 has a texture function which makes this very easy.. much better than any other program out there, including artcam or aspire for this function. Also, some programs like Rhinocam can...
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    lubricate those casters well enough and suddenly...

    lubricate those casters well enough and suddenly you have a moving table/stationary gantry CNC router, just like the big boys!

    great looking machine, love the gantry height!

    Eric (another x3...
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    Not sure if there are different types of...

    Not sure if there are different types of Magnamax, but the type I used was satin, was whitish in the can, no orange peel (used 10% care reducer), no noticeable yellowing on maple or mahogany.
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    I was looking into it and the lady at MLCampbell...

    I was looking into it and the lady at MLCampbell recommended their Magnamax instead. After searching online for comparisons, virtually everyone recommended Magnamax instead. So while I have never...
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    hey, the spindle rotates the bit, so shouldn't...

    hey, the spindle rotates the bit, so shouldn't that be the 5th axis?? and maybe put casters on your table and you have a 6th axis machine!
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    hey Jim, sorry I didn't get a chance to call...

    hey Jim, sorry I didn't get a chance to call you.. I've been slammed this weekend trying to help a family member get their house ready to move in.

    It endedup being more than 2500 linear feet.....
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    I am going to talk to some people about some...

    I am going to talk to some people about some stuff from ML Campbell called Magnamax which they recommended and I can pick it up tomorrow.....
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    compressor is 26gal, 2hp. I don't mind buying a...

    compressor is 26gal, 2hp. I don't mind buying a gun for it, but really need to get a gun and finish that I can buy locally (as opposed to ordering online and waiting for shipping.. trying to do it...
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