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    Yep, over a year ago I went metric and haven't...

    Yep, over a year ago I went metric and haven't looked back, at least for my own work. I have some client work that I necessarily need to do in Imperial because of specifications and sometimes...
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    I missed the new gig news....that's an AWESOME...

    I missed the new gig news....that's an AWESOME opportunity to do something both different and skill building! Pipe organs are da bomb and having had the privilege of playing a few (very few, sadly)...
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    That appears to be a very good decision to remove...

    That appears to be a very good decision to remove that small wall to open things up! Once that "tripping hazard" is gone from the floor, things will be just peachy!
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    I got a set of gel padded fingerless gloves about...

    I got a set of gel padded fingerless gloves about a decade and a half ago for work at the lathe and sanding to reduce vibration...I think I got them from a sports equipment store at the time, but...
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    I can see how that might work, Mark. The...

    I can see how that might work, Mark. The advantages of putting the controllability near the tool are both convenience and also keeping the same general air flow through the hose. Despite the shop vac...
  6. Thread: Cell Phone

    by Jim Becker
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    Current generations of batteries used in these...

    Current generations of batteries used in these devices do not have "Memory" like the old ni-cads did, so you can keep them charged up. There is a limited number of full charge cycles, but it's a bit...
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    Gregg, run prototypes for anything that depends...

    Gregg, run prototypes for anything that depends upon angles like that, whether or not you're using CNC. Sometimes only a degree of angle can make a world of difference. For this, some cheap MDF...
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    As long as it's "woodworker to woodworker"...

    As long as it's "woodworker to woodworker" private sales, selling lumber and other non-tool woodworking "stuff" is permissible and common. What we do not permit is dealer/resale type sales in the...
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    Derek is halfway around the other side of the...

    Derek is halfway around the other side of the planet, Tony, so tooling available to him may vary from what we can acquire here in the US.

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    BTW, Derek...I'm now seriously considering making...
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    You should be able to adjust the feed rollers,...

    You should be able to adjust the feed rollers, etc., to get your snipe down to next to nothing. Also be sure you are fully supporting the board as it goes in and as it comes out. On the outfeed side...
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    Weird that you have vibration issue with the...

    Weird that you have vibration issue with the 150/3...I bought mine specifically to get rid of vibration from the old PC sanders I used previous to the Festool! I no longer get numb when sanding, even...
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    Gregg...having a CNC is very similar to the old...

    Gregg...having a CNC is very similar to the old "to a hammer, everything is a nail". Go with it!
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    As others have mentioned, the answer to your...

    As others have mentioned, the answer to your question is somewhat variable. "In general", I don't do a lot of actual ripping with the fence although I do some which is most often narrow rips on...
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    This is a ten year old thread, Troy. Photos are...

    This is a ten year old thread, Troy. Photos are viewable by becoming a Contributor for $6 per year. Click on the "Donate" link up at the top to become a Contributor and enjoy full access to photos,...
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    You're getting the hang of things very quickly!...

    You're getting the hang of things very quickly! You're also clearly illustrating that the CNC can be a complimentary tool while still building things in more traditional ways.
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    That looks great! Congrats! Until about two...

    That looks great! Congrats!

    Until about two years ago, we had the same UPS driver since we moved in to our property in late 1999. Al was awesome and would have done the same thing you...
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    If you don't get the answer before then, I"ll...

    If you don't get the answer before then, I"ll measure mine when I get back from traveling early next week.
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    And....the OP already has his Shapeoko XXL up and...

    And....the OP already has his Shapeoko XXL up and running for a few weeks now...and his budget was under $3K including the Vectric software and other necessary items beyond just the machine.
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    Absolutely beautiful result! The inlay is...

    Absolutely beautiful result! The inlay is awesome...it really appears more like you relieved the top rather than added the raised inlay!
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    Umm...well...I use mine for a whole lot of things...

    Umm...well...I use mine for a whole lot of things and most of them actually are not cutting down sheet goods, although that's clearly the low-hanging fruit. I've cut down fully assembled furniture,...
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    Can't you bind the swing to the base with some...

    Can't you bind the swing to the base with some ratchet straps so it's fixed in place?
  22. Thread: Drag Knifes

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    Should...and needs...to operate very smoothly,...

    Should...and needs...to operate very smoothly, Bill. Send it back if it's not right and the seller will take it back.
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    Since the tooling would enter the inserts...

    Since the tooling would enter the inserts off-center in his design, they are not going to spin.
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    That was a really good tool enhancement project!...

    That was a really good tool enhancement project! Scoring that material was great and clearly, it's perfect for the task.
  25. Your original thread is in the Neanderthal forum...

    Your original thread is in the Neanderthal forum area. There is a redirect here showing that it was moved.

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