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    The spindle finally makes it thru customs. Now...

    The spindle finally makes it thru customs. Now the fun begins.

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    Not a dumb question. I actually have but there...

    Not a dumb question. I actually have but there is a bit of a language barrier. He speaks decent english but sometimes you ask a question and he answers something else. I really hated to keep...
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    Pneumatic dust boot

    Does anyone know of a site where I can get some information on setting up a pneumatic dust boot for an ATC? Looking for information on what parts I need to be looking for and the best place to find...
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    It's an unbranded Chinese watercooled Bt30 3Kw...

    It's an unbranded Chinese watercooled Bt30 3Kw with 10 NBT30 tool holders. I was hoping to have it in yesterday, according to FedExpress but once the delivery date and time came and went, they just...
  5. Are even planning on doing modeling for 3d? I...

    Are even planning on doing modeling for 3d? I love 3d but the machining time is so much greater than the 2.5d, I have only done 1 3d item that I can remember. If that isnt in tour plans then vcarve...
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    Air compressor requirements?

    I got my CNC up and running a few months back and found that I am getting more business than I expected and having trouble keeping up with the demand. I have decided that I could now justify...
  7. Well, when you do get one don't post it in a...

    Well, when you do get one don't post it in a public forum, don't invite friends over to show it off. Keep it your little secret otherwise you will never have time to make yourself anything. I...
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    I like to use Whiteside but I ordered a few...

    I like to use Whiteside but I ordered a few Yonico bits tonight to give them a try. the price is good.
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    I needed to replace a couple of bits yesterday so...

    I needed to replace a couple of bits yesterday so went on Amazon and ordered a few cheap engraving bits for more detailed work, Got them in today and they look more like a needle than a router bit. ...
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    Other than something specially commissioned by a...

    Other than something specially commissioned by a person who is willing to pay a fair price, I don't see how anyone makes any money of 3D just because of the time factor. Even if it is a hobby and I...
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    For no bigger than your table is, a 1 or 1 1/2 "...

    For no bigger than your table is, a 1 or 1 1/2 " bit would do it in a very reasonable time. It can be as simple as a straight bit or a one special for surfacing. Truth is you probably won't have...
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    What bits you have would take care of the...

    What bits you have would take care of the majority of what I do. Keep your feed speeds modest and the shark is pretty forgiving on bits. I don't recall ever breaking one with it. I would look at...
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    Have they said what new features are going to be...

    Have they said what new features are going to be available in it?
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    Glad you got a machine and hope it works well for...

    Glad you got a machine and hope it works well for you. I remember a few years ago the makers were advertising software that would compensate for material that was not perfectly flat whether it was...
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    Shapeoko is suppose to be a pretty good entry...

    Shapeoko is suppose to be a pretty good entry level machine. I didn’t know that they were priced that low. I’d much rather have one of those over the shark. I always hear good things about them.
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    If it is all you can afford then it is usable....

    If it is all you can afford then it is usable. You can make some nice things with it but you have to understand that lack of rigidity will make you have to slow down your cuts drastically. The tool...
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    Stinger one is built like a tank compared to a...

    Stinger one is built like a tank compared to a shark. It was welded steel frame and thick heavy gantry. You could stand on it and not hurt it. Laguna is a solid machine as far as construction but...
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    I typed out a response and it didn't post it so...

    I typed out a response and it didn't post it so here it is again. I had a Shark. They are by no means a rigid machine which will end up causing you to have to do a lot of work to clean up tool...
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    Gary, do you know what brand oil that is? I have...

    Gary, do you know what brand oil that is? I have checked a few stores the last couple of days and looked at NAPA online but am not seeing a synthetic in 140W.
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    No, I never could find any 140W. All the hoses...

    No, I never could find any 140W. All the hoses seem to go dry between uses and to get the oil to all of the bearings it just takes so many pumps and then the shorter runs start dripping. It is just...
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    I haven’t gotten around to correcting the oil...

    I haven’t gotten around to correcting the oil dripping yet but it has been annoying and I have to do something soon. It got me to thinking. Would it be possible to unscrew the inlets for the oil into...
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    I've had some success with a flapwheel in a high...

    I've had some success with a flapwheel in a high grit but for the most part I haven't really found anything that worked well in a reasonable amount of time. Some times it is faster in the long run...
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    You really have to research your choices because there are so many variables. You need to also look at every option on the machines that you are looking at. Do they come with design software like...
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    Very nice job. Will like to keep an eye on...

    Very nice job. Will like to keep an eye on testing.
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    Gary, got busy with other things and was a little...

    Gary, got busy with other things and was a little confused on that site as to which ones to buy. I need to order some because some of my lines let the oil drop down and some hold oil so when I have...
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