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    Prosthetic Shape Carver Machine

    I've just had the pleasure to do a control retrofit on a Carve Shape prosthetic rotary carver. It uses a continuous rotary carving method to carve a scanned model of a device recipients limb. These...
  2. Ian... You would get the best answer by posting...

    Ian...
    You would get the best answer by posting on the Centroid forum, but for the most part the difference between them lies in the control features. Acorn is step and direction only with no...
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    I would have to say to: "Buy the best that you...

    I would have to say to: "Buy the best that you can afford". In todays market you are getting what you pay for. Horsepower, bearing quality, built in features, and of course, warranty, run pretty...
  4. I would look at the Centroid Oak or most likely...

    I would look at the Centroid Oak or most likely the AllIn1DC to be the most compatible with your existing system.
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    I might be a bit hesitant regarding the control...

    I might be a bit hesitant regarding the control electronics. They are open mounted on a wooden panel, I would suggest that an enclosed box with a metal backplane, for function, cooling and safety. ...
  6. Now that ShopBot has completed their open house...

    Now that ShopBot has completed their open house and are fully admitting that the general release of the highly acclaimed "FabMo Controller" is no where in sight, I thought I would put a bump on this...
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    Bobby... Here is a video that shows one that I...

    Bobby...
    Here is a video that shows one that I designed for my "Ultimate" ATC machines. Most likely wouldn't work in your situation as the spindle and toolholders will be different, but it will...
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    Bobby... I use an Ingersoll Rand 5hp 60gal, that...

    Bobby...
    I use an Ingersoll Rand 5hp 60gal, that does just fine
  9. Dennis... ABSOLUTELY!!!! (think gateway drug ...

    Dennis...

    ABSOLUTELY!!!! (think gateway drug :D)
  10. Another test to see how far the cut feeds could...

    Another test to see how far the cut feeds could be pushed. With a level spoilboard and good material 450-500 ipm are attainable.


    Enjoy: https://youtu.be/hSTUl5yy2AE
  11. Thanks Jim. Yes I've known Sean since I visited...

    Thanks Jim. Yes I've known Sean since I visited his shop back in '12. Im working on a slightly modified BradyVac module to slide in the T tracks for cutting veneer.
  12. Guys... Many of us use a drag knife on occasion,...

    Guys...
    Many of us use a drag knife on occasion, but few know about one of the built in features of the WinCNC Controller, Tangential Knife Control.

    Here is a 5 minute video showing my first cuts...
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    The Lathes Keep Coming

    This one is retrofitted for a chair/table maker. Grizzly G0733 frame, Centroid Acorn Control, Teknic ClearPath servos. Quick change tool post

    https://youtu.be/kQrDJUoRxNA
  14. This could be the last frame shipment for the...

    This could be the last frame shipment for the year. Custom order your "Ultimate Woodworking Machine"!

    GCnC411@gmail.com for more info


    411763
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    " We are a cult and no we are not planning on...

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    We are a cult and no we are not planning on drinking any grape juice anytime soon. "


    You are aware that belonging to a cult does not require drinking the Kool-Aid, but instead requires...
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    How many of that 66% are hacked (unlicensed)...

    How many of that 66% are hacked (unlicensed) versions of Mach3 distributed by the Chinese?

    "Mach Donalds" sells more burgers than anyone out there. Doesn't make them good, just makes them cheap...
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    I still cant believe that with all the innovative...

    I still cant believe that with all the innovative and good stuff that CNCRP does they are still selling a controller that hasn't been upgraded in over a decade. Its 2019 kids. 2005 called and wants...
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    As I stated above in post #25: Its not just...

    As I stated above in post #25:
    Its not just about the dollars, its the thought process. The two groups cannot think like. They have virtually nothing in common other than the tools to execute the...
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    The latter part of this thread brings up a good...

    The latter part of this thread brings up a good point. The difference between commercial and non commercial users. I specifically do not use the term hobby because over the years, that term has...
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    Brady... Sure thing. Those are your scans. Nice...

    Brady...
    Sure thing. Those are your scans. Nice job on the double sided 3D plus 2D setup! I would guess that there is more work setting up a complicated file for this type of double sided machining...
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    Victoria... You may have found one of the "Catch...

    Victoria...
    You may have found one of the "Catch 22's" of CNC. Reality is that most luthiers have small shops, but require high quality cuts. Most mfgr's don't put high Z clearance and the...
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    Just added dust collection to the lathe: ...

    Just added dust collection to the lathe: https://youtu.be/gLNHG7jwNx0
  23. For those ShopBot owners looking to upgrade, for...

    For those ShopBot owners looking to upgrade, for clarification, you don't need to start with an alpha model. The frames are identical.

    Here is a custom, higher performance upgrade completed on a...
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    It is an expanding mandrel. Yes, very different...

    It is an expanding mandrel. Yes, very different feeds n speeds
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    I'm going to have to practice a bit before I get...

    I'm going to have to practice a bit before I get rich turning acrylic calls!

    https://youtu.be/mc2i3wtlgU4
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