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    Y shaft update

    Y shaft update - please read.

    Yesterday I had a fellow carver break a Y gear installing one of my shafts. He indicated it was a newer y gear box with the bigger bearing. After inspecting a newer...
  2. Al had mentioned a product in development which...

    Al had mentioned a product in development which is a spindle I designed to replace my QC chuck. It essentially is just a spindle with an inside taper and outer thread to match a standard Porter...
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    If I think of it, I'll grab my indicator from...

    If I think of it, I'll grab my indicator from work and try it some time.
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    Are those Er collets blanks that can be machined...

    Are those Er collets blanks that can be machined to whatever is necessary? If so, that's pretty nifty. I made my own spindle that accepts standard porter cable router collets. Love it. Perfectly...
  5. Thread: Broken bits

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    If no one has any for you, I could make some for...

    If no one has any for you, I could make some for you. You would have to press the carbide bit in from the back, but I've done it with a torch and drill press.
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    Doesn't it use infrared sensors? Is there...

    Doesn't it use infrared sensors? Is there something causing interference with the sensor causing a high reading?
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    An update: Yesterday after posting, I tried...

    An update:

    Yesterday after posting, I tried several samples with different techniques. The one that seemed to work better for me was to literally "mist" the first 2 coats, regardless of if it...
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    I will have to check into that, thanks!

    I will have to check into that, thanks!
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    Easy, good looking finish

    I'm having a difficult time getting a finish that looks good to me. Specifically the spray can clear finishes. I have tried following the instructions by spraying light coats and observing the...
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    I bought a device that uses compressed air to...

    I bought a device that uses compressed air to create the vacuum. It's really designed for auto AC systems, but it'll pull almost 2 atmospheres of vacuum. I got it from harbor freight. I think 20...
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    Carver Jerry, I sent you a PM.

    Carver Jerry, I sent you a PM.
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    I'm hoping to make one soon. I'm still getting...

    I'm hoping to make one soon. I'm still getting my workspace setup, but looking forward to getting back to carving again. It looks like a very nice project.
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    MRcarvey, sure thing. I sent you a message with...

    MRcarvey, sure thing. I sent you a message with details.
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    I'll throw out my guess that its either a 605 or...

    I'll throw out my guess that its either a 605 or 625 bearing. This is just a guess and it's assuming the thickness is identical to the old style. The OD would be 14 or 16mm.

    The suspense!!!
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    Thanks guys for your pre order requests. I am...

    Thanks guys for your pre order requests. I am expecting my initial material tomorrow so will start fabricating monday. Please bear with me as I get them going and will get them out as soon as...
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    Y shaft pre order requests!!!

    I will be making replacement Y shafts so users can recondition their extra gear boxes if they choose. I would like to know a rough idea of how many people will want so I have enough material.
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  17. Thread: Y-Bearings

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    Would someone be willing to send me an old one so...

    Would someone be willing to send me an old one so I can make sure the dimensions are right? I do not have access to mine as the machines are in storage. I do not have any shafts to go by other than...
  18. Thread: Y-Bearings

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    Yes, 2 wrenches is a little bit of a hassle. At...

    Yes, 2 wrenches is a little bit of a hassle. At the time i didn't have a carvetite to go by so I had to go with the length of the QC. I made it out of necessity since I couldn't swing the money for...
  19. Thread: Y-Bearings

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    Not sure about the long bits. I don't have...

    Not sure about the long bits. I don't have Designer 3. I suspect so. I made my own press fit bit holders as well. I designed my spindle so the length of the bit in the old QC extended the same...
  20. Thread: Y-Bearings

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    I am a 12 yr cabinet maker turned machinist. I...

    I am a 12 yr cabinet maker turned machinist. I run lathes at work most days. I am confident that I could order material and turn it to make new Y shafts. I have 2 machines myself, one A and one B....
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    I use Fusion 360 for my 3d needs. I am not...

    I use Fusion 360 for my 3d needs. I am not proficient by any means. I typically design cookie cutters to make with my 3d printer. There is a great youtube channel with around 100 tutorial videos...
  22. Thread: CW for sale

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    I sent you a pm.

    I sent you a pm.
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    STL/2 sided carve question

    I am working on attempting my first 2 sided carve. I have everything laid out in designer and it looks correct. Everything currently is centered on the board. After laying it out on the board i...
  24. Thread: Larger Bit?

    by tackytim
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    DickB, I'm curious what quality setting you...

    DickB,

    I'm curious what quality setting you use on your full depth cut outs. I noticed in designer that it does make a difference in carve time when quality is changed.

    I have experimented...
  25. Thread: Sled question

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    Cgav34, I don't feel hijacked. Sorry you are...

    Cgav34, I don't feel hijacked. Sorry you are having problems. Is the sliding plate all the way up against the sled? If it's not all the way up against it with maybe a small shim to keep it from...
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