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    Sweet! thanks for that mate:2tsup:

    Sweet! thanks for that mate:2tsup:
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    Sourcing alloy plate offcuts

    hey guys, time to upgrade my home built CNC. I want to use 10mm to 20mm thick aluminium plates for my upgrades. Does anyone know where I can get offcuts near Brisbane? I found Capral online that...
  3. Spiral Thicknesser Hafco T13S or Carbatec TH-BX330P?

    In the market for a spiral thicknesser. I'm essentially a week-end warrior so max budget is $1000. Most of my machinery is Carbatec, I love that gear and the quality is top-notch for what I use it.
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  4. Sweet, thanks for the replies guys

    Sweet, thanks for the replies guys
  5. Thanks, yes the Shelix heads are out of my price...

    Thanks, yes the Shelix heads are out of my price range especially since the CTS ones are pretty good too and usually about $100 cheaper or more. I just need to figure which CTS head I need for my...
  6. Q's About 8" Helical Head Upgrade on CTJ-350

    Hi guys, I'm thinking of finally upgrading my old Carbatec CTJ-350 jointer, 8" long bed with a CTS helical head. Mine is a 10 year old model, looks like the current model but with a white paint job....
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    Right, so my question is probably more, where can...

    Right, so my question is probably more, where can I find a bush adaptor that fits Triton routers? Without spending $200 for the Triton kit

    i'd assume if i can't find one my only bet is to machine...
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    Triton Router Guide Bushes

    I'm looking for a 30mm outside diameter guide bush for the Triton router. The only thing I seem to find online is a 12 piece kit for $190.

    I'm really not interested in spending that sort of money...
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    Interesting that all kinds of glue/acetone are...

    Interesting that all kinds of glue/acetone are being recommended here. I've been using contact adhesive for 15 years simply because that's what Stewmac recommended at the time. Never had any issues...
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    Sweet thanks for the replies guys, gave me an...

    Sweet thanks for the replies guys, gave me an idea of what to look for.
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    Wow, 654 views and no one can give me a...

    Wow, 654 views and no one can give me a recommendation on which timbers to use? :oo:
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    Affordable Workbench Timber in Brissie

    Hey guys, thinking of upgrading my workbench for a hardwood one of 100mm thick, something Roubo-style, probably about 1200mm X 500mm. Does anyone know which hardwood could be locally available in...
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    Pin router

    Hey guys, for the guitar builders in SE QLD, I just put my pin router up for sale in the marketplace for $300 if anyone's interested
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  14. QUEENSLAND CR Onsrud Inverted Pin Router 5HP, 3-phase power $300

    444933444935444938​For sale $300. CR Onsrud, Inverted Pin Router, 5HP, running 3-phase power.


    I bought this about 8 years ago on the used market for $1800 (retailed 10k new when in production)...
  15. Check out Lazarides Timber - Fine timber...

    Check out Lazarides Timber - Fine timber merchants they're in Banyo but you'll have to buy full boards from them, they do also have an area at the front of the shop where you can buy offcuts. They...
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    Hose for ETS 150 Sander

    I need a hose for my sander but will use on a vacmaster vacuum bought from Trade Tools. Can I use a festool hose for this? if yes whats the difference with their antistatic and non-antistatic hoses...
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    I'm in Brisbane and I've built a CNC.... but...

    I'm in Brisbane and I've built a CNC.... but there's no way my CNC will cut precisely in 23mm MDF, I've got a hard time making anything as accurate as I'd like in 12mm MDF right now so.... I get a...
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    Thanks guys I fixed the problem. While I was...

    Thanks guys I fixed the problem. While I was changing the bearing it also gave me the opportunity to tweak the gantry a bit and I figured out what my step losing problem was. All should be good now...
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    I'm just pushing the bearing in the rail by hand,...

    I'm just pushing the bearing in the rail by hand, its not even attached to the extrusions yet. You can see the rubber edge get stuck into the side of the bearing insert and make it hard to move. Its...
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    Chai's Linear Bearings

    Hey guys,

    I managed to stupidly drop lacquer on a bearing and destroy it so had to reorder some more SBRUU16 from him. While I was removing tthe bad bearing, I noticed that there's this little...
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    Any words on the assembled touchscreens? I'd love...

    Any words on the assembled touchscreens? I'd love to find out if they work well
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    The Stewmac blade is well worth it. The whole...

    The Stewmac blade is well worth it. The whole blade is case hardened, it'll last you a long time, you only need to keep it sharp. The downside to that is that reboring for a different size arbour is...
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    Make sure your fence is totally straight on both...

    Make sure your fence is totally straight on both sides and long enough to fit most of the fretobard on both sides. Also make sure that the saw is exactly at 90 degrees
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    Strungout, The reason you get that is because...

    Strungout,

    The reason you get that is because of the sideways play of the sliding arm itself. You'll learn with time on how to control it. It's pretty much an experience thing on that one.

    I...
  25. Very impressive build Stu, I like it very much...

    Very impressive build Stu, I like it very much :2tsup: I've wanted to use Sassafras for the longest time. I may just have to go out and get me some now :q
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    You might want to try other products Perry. I use...

    You might want to try other products Perry. I use Mirotone Acid Catalyst. It's a two part lacquer, pot life is about 2 days depending on the weather. I use between 10 and 15 coats on an instrument. 6...
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    Thanks Rod! you guys are fantastic, it was indeed...

    Thanks Rod! you guys are fantastic, it was indeed a constant velocity problem, its all good now :2tsup:
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    How do you attach files to PM's over here:? ...

    How do you attach files to PM's over here:?

    Can you PM me your e-mail addy please
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    They are the same pockets as on the other video....

    They are the same pockets as on the other video. I really hope its nor the machine, the software at least is relatively easy to fix :)

    Do you have Rhino? My files are saved in Rhino3D format :-...
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    I sure hope that's the problem. I adjusted it in...

    I sure hope that's the problem. I adjusted it in mach, I'll find out tomorrow morning if that works. I had a look at the G-code and it looks normal. I brushed up on a lot of that stuff today, spent...
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    So the CNC is done, here's a few pics of it and a...

    So the CNC is done, here's a few pics of it and a little video:) I still have some problems, I've been told I might have a backlash problem, not too sure how to fix that (see other thread,...
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    Problem again, the CNC is programmed to cut...

    Problem again, the CNC is programmed to cut rectangles. If I check out the g-code, its programmed to cut rectangles yet I get this when I mill it. One of the corners on one side is always rounded....
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    I'll definitely have it until tomorrow morning....

    I'll definitely have it until tomorrow morning. Whether I still have that grin by the end of the week-end will be solely based on if I can cut timber without destroying :D

    If I can start pumping...
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    :2tsup: YouTube - Homemade CNC Router

    :2tsup:

    YouTube - Homemade CNC Router
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    Ok, I managed to fix some of the problems. For...

    Ok, I managed to fix some of the problems. For some reason madCAM seemed to find it complicated to program something 150mm diameter because I had selected the Rhino "small mm" template. I tried again...
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    Cool thanks! Also, I just drew a 3D circle in...

    Cool thanks!

    Also, I just drew a 3D circle in Rhino, 150mm diameter 5mm height, I just programmed one pass (2.5D profile) to cut the whole 5 mm thickness in one pass. The simulator shows me just...
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    I have both Mach and madCAM set in mm. I did go...

    I have both Mach and madCAM set in mm. I did go through all the Mach setup with the online video tutorials and have setup my table length and ballscrew travel too (calculations) once I entered it all...
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    Adjusting Rino/MadCAM/Mach3?

    The CNC router is done, all axis are working fine. I'm trying to setup the whole shabang to cut somw timber. At this point, I'm not too sure what I need to fix; Mach3 or MadCAM...

    1. I drew a...
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    Check out linearmotionbearings2008 on Ebay. He's...

    Check out linearmotionbearings2008 on Ebay. He's located in China but is very cheap. I don't think you can find cheaper anywhere else. Quite a few members here have bought parts from him he's good....
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    Finished wiring the motors and checked out my 3...

    Finished wiring the motors and checked out my 3 axises with motors in Mach3. All motors & axis work. I'm a very happy camper right now. :2tsup: So I went back and wired the gecko chiller and the DB9...
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    Awesome, the charge pump off switch was my...

    Awesome, the charge pump off switch was my problem, I get green light now :D
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    I can't get a green light from the G540 at all. I...

    I can't get a green light from the G540 at all. I posted a thread on the Gecko forum but I'm not getting anywhere right now. Anybody here can give a hand?

    Newbie Setting Up His G540 -...
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    Thanks Peter, a n instruction manual would...

    Thanks Peter, a n instruction manual would definitely be a god thing. I'm a total newbie here, I knw there's giong to be a whoe lot of head scratching going on when I finish wiring the box and need...
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    I'm all hyper, I just picked it all up a few...

    I'm all hyper, I just picked it all up a few hours ago at the post office and here I am drilling holes and fitting pieces already! :D
    Its diner time, wife is caling, after diner the wiring starts...
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    Got the order in from Peter, awesome! :2tsup: ...

    Got the order in from Peter, awesome! :2tsup:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/philmailloux/010002.jpg

    I hesitated for a long time at first because I didn't want to bother building a...
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    Thought Iíd post a list of the costs of my CNC,...

    Thought Iíd post a list of the costs of my CNC, thatís one thing I always had a problem finding when researching CNCís :

    ITEM extrusions:
    2X 1400mm 12030 heavy extrusions, profile 6
    2X 667mm...
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    So I just received the last bits of hardware I...

    So I just received the last bits of hardware I was missing, all 3 ballscrews, BK/BF and Z rails.

    I noticed Chai sent me 3 grease nipples which unsurprisingly fit perfectly in the ballscrew nuts....
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    Here you go Andrew, for reference purposes :D My...

    Here you go Andrew, for reference purposes :D
    My Fanned Fret Slotting Jig - TalkBass Forums

    It could be easy on a CNC but long. The bits are very small so light passes at slow speeds would be...
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    I don't need a CNC for that :wink: Did you see my...

    I don't need a CNC for that :wink: Did you see my fanned fret slotting jig?
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    of the table or gantry? or both? At this...

    of the table or gantry? or both?

    At this point it's all temporarilly bolted together. I've got a feeling once I attach the ballscrews and do the Z axis, I might have to adjust a lot of parts to...
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