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    Very generally speaking, going to a larger duct...

    Very generally speaking, going to a larger duct is usually better. Most machines will do better with a 6" line over a 5" line and even better than a 4" line.

    If I follow you correctly, it sounds...
  2. I saw Van's post in the comments and added my own...

    I saw Van's post in the comments and added my own to his. And Yes, I agree that if ClearVue designed all that and April followed it to a tee, I would question what the heck CV was thinking. I'm...
  3. Is her design the most efficient? No. Will she...

    Is her design the most efficient? No. Will she even notice it? No...since this is her first big system...nothing to compare to.

    Will it likely work just fine? Yes...probably.

    With all the...
  4. Those fir planks are going to move a lot more...

    Those fir planks are going to move a lot more than some decent plywood if you're going the nail down route. Someone else mentioned replacing it with plywood--I would strongly second that even...
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    Check out Ucoatit.com. I have lots of car guy...

    Check out Ucoatit.com. I have lots of car guy buddies who swear by it. I never used it as I had already used another product but I would do it in a heartbeat in the future.
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    And here we have a good reason for knowing a...

    And here we have a good reason for knowing a little bit of algebra! :)
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    Simple answer: It is fundamental like reading and...

    Simple answer: It is fundamental like reading and writing.
  8. Ah music...highly subjective! I graduated in the...

    Ah music...highly subjective! I graduated in the late 80s when Hair Metal was all the rage but nothing really ever grabbed me as much as the late 60s and 70s rock and Led Zeppelin ruled them all for...
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    Well, there is something to be said about...

    Well, there is something to be said about startling people. I guess I'm jaded with loud pipes on motorcyclists splitting lanes at high speeds. I guess it is tough out there for everyone! :)
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    Think...from The Blues Brothers. She was a gem!

    Think...from The Blues Brothers.

    She was a gem!
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    Hahaha...I got caught in this "new format" as...

    Hahaha...I got caught in this "new format" as well, Al, and I was like, "What the heck?!"
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    Hey Bruce! Sketch-Up has an .STL file plugin...

    Hey Bruce!

    Sketch-Up has an .STL file plugin and Nomad comes with MeshCAM that sets up toolpaths/G-code and Carbide Motion--the machine controller. So thank you for your kind offer...maybe one...
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    I just bought my first CNC, Van: a Nomad 883. It...

    I just bought my first CNC, Van: a Nomad 883. It is a cute lil' thing that sits on a bench top but is quite limited with its ability to handle projects in the 8" x 8" x 3" (x, y, z) size. 2.5k for...
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    You might try delving into GWizard from CNC...

    You might try delving into GWizard from CNC Cookbook. They have software that figures out all that stuff for you. It is pretty interesting reading IMO. You can use their software for free for 30...
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    Thanks, Jim, for the pointer and Keith, I do not...

    Thanks, Jim, for the pointer and Keith, I do not have the CNC Forum pictures...kinda been AWOL 'round here a bit as you know! LOL ugh....

    So what I'm learning is that properly-coded toolpaths are...
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    Most of the control out there for LEDs to get...

    Most of the control out there for LEDs to get dimming or fading (to start or stop) or flashing is via PWM--Pulse Width Modulation. You can Google and learn a little bit about it if you like.
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    Very interesting, Peter. I had thought that it...

    Very interesting, Peter. I had thought that it was accepted elsewhere. I saw it all the time in Europe when we were there for a month vacationing BUT it was mostly in cities where vehicle speeds...
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    Nomad 883

    Well I just jumped into the CNC world and now have this little guy sitting on my workbench.

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    It's been a fun couple of weeks learning the ways of the CNC world. I look forward to...
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    Do you motorcyclists split lanes? I had a run...

    Do you motorcyclists split lanes?

    I had a run in a year or two ago with a motorcyclist who, I'm guessing, felt I was trying to 'pinch' him as he split a lane on my right.

    Honestly, I didn't see...
  20. So my daughter has started driving and she wanted...

    So my daughter has started driving and she wanted her own key and fob. Being a 2006 Tacoma, it still has 'em as two separate pieces. I found a fob online for $10 but thought for sure it had to be a...
  21. Yep, they can work as Glenn alluded to. One...

    Yep, they can work as Glenn alluded to. One thing not mentioned is that Lee Valley also has proper hose clamps that follow the spiral-ness of the hose and therefore clamp more appropriately.

    They...
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    Lowell, I mentioned in the thread to check...

    Lowell,

    I mentioned in the thread to check back in 5-10 years to see how my worm-drive saw is doing and by golly, someone called me on it! The thread is actually 10 years old!
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    Still going strong and I've never even changed...

    Still going strong and I've never even changed the oil on it!!! Swear to god!! Honestly, though, I don't use it a ton but has served me well thus far. Check back in 2028 to see how it and I am...
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    I have an FS41-Elite from Minimax and for sure,...

    I have an FS41-Elite from Minimax and for sure, the motor is not larger than 5 hp 1-phase (likely smaller but don't recall sitting here thinking about it) and the journal holds 3 Tersa blades. I'm...
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    Nice project, Julie! Updates!!

    Nice project, Julie! Updates!!
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