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    My father in law got his current job in part due...

    My father in law got his current job in part due to his bringing a portfolio of projects he built. He is a cabinetmaker and does/did it at home as well. It was well received and made him stand out in...
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    From what I have seen, there are quite a few kits...

    From what I have seen, there are quite a few kits that can be either a plasma cutter or router. I think it would be tough to take the time to build one and try and run it to make a profit. Most of...
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    With a little bit of searching here you should...

    With a little bit of searching here you should find that both patternmaker and I have already answered similar questions...

    There are so many different machines available in the cabinetmaking...
  4. If you ever decide you need to go to high...

    If you ever decide you need to go to high production volume and aren't happy with the accuracy of the current methods you should look into a used point to point cnc such as a Weeke, Busellato etc. We...
  5. Thread: 6' lathe

    by macgyver
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    I have a lathe that could handle that length, but...

    I have a lathe that could handle that length, but I would probably do it on my cnc router. PM me if interested. There is also a fellow member that is likely closer to you as he is in Indiana as well,...
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    My shop is 50x120 with the power coming in on one...

    My shop is 50x120 with the power coming in on one end. Lots of my machines are at the other so I ran a subpanel up there because I wasn't going to pull wire 100+ ft for every circuit. Another...
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    I am not the norm here as all but 1 of my...

    I am not the norm here as all but 1 of my customers supplies the material for the job, so I don't spend much time buying material. I have one plastic vendor close and have used them since I moved to...
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    I also have one of these with the original 3...

    I also have one of these with the original 3 phase motor and pulleys. I use it for a repeat job cutting some delrin and the rpm has been fine for that job. Every time I use it I am tickled with how...
  9. I can email larger pics.

    I can email larger pics.
  10. Ekstrom Carlson 434 overarm pin router for sale

    Hey guys, my buddy has sold his shop building and needs to sell this machine. It is currently still hooked up and running. He has owned it and used it for 20 years, it works great and is in great...
  11. I use an Accuspray (now 3M owned) HVLP cup gun...

    I use an Accuspray (now 3M owned) HVLP cup gun that I got a long time ago. It works very well for me, only downside is it takes too long to clean properly. At the old job we used quite a few gravity...
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    Could it be as simple as missing the decimal or...

    Could it be as simple as missing the decimal or period after the feedrate? Your second to last line with "F15" needs to have the ".", at least on my OM it has to be there....
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    I have a commercial cnc router am sure I could...

    I have a commercial cnc router am sure I could cut what you show in the pic, how deep do you want those slots, how thick is the material? What tolerance do you require?

    I am in Kansas and could...
  14. I am glad you figured out what was going on. We...

    I am glad you figured out what was going on. We had similar problems at my old job with a Fanuc OM, took forever to load a 49k file and also was terrible when drip feeding a program, I trusted that...
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    If I recall correctly,there is a guy on WoodWeb...

    If I recall correctly,there is a guy on WoodWeb that has a few Camasters and seems to be happy with them. I know at least one has a 4th axis on it like a lathe attachment, not a C on the spindle....
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    I have spent most of the last 20 years on cnc...

    I have spent most of the last 20 years on cnc routers and I have my own, so I have some of my own opinions that come from my experience with these machines. The machines that I have actually ran...
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    Update, I told my friend about it and he ended up...

    Update, I told my friend about it and he ended up buying it for 20 bucks. I have it at my shop and hooked it up and it works good. It turns out it is actually a SAE 175-j, which from what I can tell...
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    The wood industry has quite a few machines that I...

    The wood industry has quite a few machines that I think are ripe for retrofits as a big part of the MTB's in the wood world went with the PC frontends with some proprietary software on it. I had a...
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    Honestly hadn't gotten that far in yet. Figured...

    Honestly hadn't gotten that far in yet. Figured I'd see if anyone had any experience with one to know if it is actually the same as an engine driven unit and if it would be as simple as putting the...
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    Old Lincweld DC250

    I got a guy offering me an old Lincweld DC250. It is the vertical torpedo looking machine. It is the one of them that are a 3 phase motor driven generator.

    Anyway, I don't really need another...
  21. From what I understand it the customer is 2 guys...

    From what I understand it the customer is 2 guys (customer) selling the final parts to stores. One of them went to the first shop (a cabinet shop) who had me quote and run the wood part. The assembly...
  22. I have a rfq for the same part from 2 different people....

    Hey guys, wasn't sure how to state the title, I have a customer that I have worked with for a few years now and he brought me a part to quote and paid me to to run a prototype a couple weeks ago. I...
  23. I don't currently have an edge sander, but at the...

    I don't currently have an edge sander, but at the old job I used one a decent amount. If I recall it pretty much stayed 80 grit. I used it to hog alot of material off to a line, or at angles on...
  24. Thread: B&A Precision

    by macgyver
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    I have been really struggling with my business...

    I have been really struggling with my business the last year. My daughter just turned 2 and since my wife has the 'real job' with insurance, I am the main caretaker of the kid. I honestly love it...
  25. I sent a PM in case you missed it.

    I sent a PM in case you missed it.
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