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    If you want to get into CNC just for fun,...

    If you want to get into CNC just for fun, consider building your own DIY CNC. You learn a lot, and end up with a lot more "bang for the buck". There are proven plans out there, so you will end up...
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    You don't need the Avid controller.. That's what...

    You don't need the Avid controller.. That's what the gecko G540 is for.
    I already added the cost of Mach3 and the router mount in. You could probably source
    a cheaper router mount or even make one...
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    If you have the budget and like gas, go ahead. ...

    If you have the budget and like gas, go ahead.

    If you live in a warm area, keep in mind that when you are cooking on gas and running that big hood to exhaust the fumes, you are pumping out your...
  4. Nice, you will not regret that decision, I am...

    Nice, you will not regret that decision, I am sure.
    I saw in another post that you wanted to have the option for rotary.
    I have had a lot of fun with my rotary axis. If you ever get into that, you...
  5. Yea, my spindle in 3 phase as well. That is an...

    Yea, my spindle in 3 phase as well. That is an additional cost to consider for sure. Plus a lot of extra time to set up the VFD to the correct settings. The main reason I upgraded from a router to a...
  6. It all depends.. I have a Chineese air cooled...

    It all depends.. I have a Chineese air cooled spindle. It is 3 phase, I can't remember the KW, but it has similar power and cost to the cheap water cooled spindles.. both were approximately 200-300.....
  7. I would not recommend a water cooled spindle,...

    I would not recommend a water cooled spindle, although they are functional.
    An air cooled spindle is much better.
    I have used both.

    An air cooled one typically weighs less (in my case, the...
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    Thanks for the response and comment.. I agree :)

    Thanks for the response and comment.. I agree :)
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    removed post since Dennis already has it.

    removed post since Dennis already has it.
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    Ok, so I am hopping back in.. The CNC router...

    Ok, so I am hopping back in..
    The CNC router part/ Avid CNC 4x4 standard kit is 3100.
    A gecko G540 is about 270
    mach 3 is $175
    Router mount 120
    So now we are at $3665.
    I am going to assume he...
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    I have an 18" Rikon. Most of the time, I have a...

    I have an 18" Rikon.
    Most of the time, I have a 1/4" blade for curves on it.
    The "Carter stabilizer' is fantastic when using the 1/4" blade.

    It can also use 1/2 or 3/4 inch blades when the need...
  12. thanks Myk.

    thanks Myk.
  13. Can a member pass this along to Richard Melton?

    Since I can't respond or PM him.

    The out of print book he was looking for in the classified section is available on Alibris dot com.
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    you might want to check out "CNC router parts"...

    you might want to check out "CNC router parts" kits too.
    The nice thing is that they are expandable at a later time, so if you decide you need a larger footprint, you can reuse a lot of the...
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    Yes, I agree completely about this. The PC that...

    Yes, I agree completely about this.
    The PC that I use to control my CNC is Windows Vista. Never been hooked up to the internet and never will because it works fine. (My CNC is a different brand).
    ...
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    I have the Jet 20".. at the time , I compared the...

    I have the Jet 20".. at the time , I compared the Griz and Jet. I do not remember the details, and of course it was so
    long ago, the details may have changed.

    The Jet had a little ridge to...
  17. g Jim, it's just not feasible to have Boy...

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    Jim, it's just not feasible to have Boy Scouts be completely coed.
    Remember the ages are something like 11-18.
    How are you going to do an overnight co-ed camping trip when the mixed genders...
  18. You can cut them on a CNC, but yes, even if the...

    You can cut them on a CNC, but yes, even if the CNC can cut in one pass, it's probably slower than a bandsaw jig.
    Another problem with CNC is that a circle is the most difficult thing to cut...
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    Sticky: Jim, it's not the $6 that is the problem. You...

    Jim, it's not the $6 that is the problem.
    You guys are free to do whatever you want with the board of course.
    What you are going to see however (my prediction) is that contributors will list their...
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    Sticky: Well, thanks for announcing this. At least now I...

    Well, thanks for announcing this. At least now I know to stop checking the classified ads here every day.
  21. Call Supermax directly.. I can not post the link,...

    Call Supermax directly.. I can not post the link, but they have a phone number on their website.
    I got the rubber belt from them. It helps.

    Another key thing to getting tracking right.
    When you...
  22. This is what everyone is overlooking. If you had...

    This is what everyone is overlooking.
    If you had a nice kitchen already, ripped it out, and replaced it.. then yes, very little appreciation. Maybe none.
    Part of the reason why the house was marked...
  23. It's possible. My house is not 300k, but we live...

    It's possible. My house is not 300k, but we live in a much cheaper area of the country. It has approximately 30 linear feet of cabinets (base) a little more on the uppers.

    Quartz Countertops and...
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    Here is the best way to do it.. I used this to...

    Here is the best way to do it.. I used this to get my Supermax conveyer belt perfect. It will take time. Get a notebook. Put the belt on and use a digital caliper to measure the length of each...
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    Well, if a few weeks of ad revenue is more...

    Well, if a few weeks of ad revenue is more important to you that protecting your customers , then I guess I am not going to risk coming here for at least awhile.
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