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    I would say no you do not.

    I would say no you do not.
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    Lower the head down so that it is about 3" below...

    Lower the head down so that it is about 3" below the flats on the corner post. Then measure from the top of the head to the lower flat shoulder. You only need to measure on the right side (clear...
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    Great job in tracking down the problem.

    Great job in tracking down the problem.
  4. Thread: X Axis Test

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    Check your head pressure, remove the cover for...

    Check your head pressure, remove the cover for the X gears and inspect the gear teeth. run the X axis test with the gear cover off.
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    Give CarveWright a call...

    Give CarveWright a call...
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    The recommended way to pause a carving is to...

    The recommended way to pause a carving is to press the stop button one time. Pausing this way the stop button tells the computer to stop current operations. Using the clear cover to pause/stop the...
  7. I am sorry that did not work out. Another option...

    I am sorry that did not work out. Another option is to use a dremile tool to make the cuts. Hard to do trying to trace the lines though.

    Did we meet in person or just here on the forum?
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    Is the reading constant over all of the board as...

    Is the reading constant over all of the board as you move the truck? Look to see if the FFC flat ribbon cable has a crack/break. Most common area is right at the black support bracket in the back...
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    I did not try to download (try feature) but just...

    I did not try to download (try feature) but just looking at it do now see why you could not use a 3/4" thick board. If you do review/double check all cut out settings.

    The big box stores do sell...
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    First do a a board sensor reading check to see...

    First do a a board sensor reading check to see what numbers you get.. 0 7 on the key pad and arrow down to sensor checks, enter, arrow down to board sensor.
  11. Well we got a problem then! CW does not sell any...

    Well we got a problem then! CW does not sell any bits for the quick change chuck, only for the CarveTight chuck.

    You can maybe try doing the line cut with the 1/16" tapered carving bit since you...
  12. This is because you are doing it as a...

    This is because you are doing it as a pattern/raster carve. Look at trying it as a line/vector "cut" with a 1/16" straight cutting bit.
  13. The diameter of the 1/16" tapered carving bit is...

    The diameter of the 1/16" tapered carving bit is for the tip of the bit. The deeper it goes into the wood the wider the cut will be at the top surface of the board because the diameter of the bit get...
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    The forum does have a buy and sell thread for...

    The forum does have a buy and sell thread for such requests and if you are a member in the Carvaholics FaceBook page you can do so there as well.
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    I am guessing you expected them to give you a new...

    I am guessing you expected them to give you a new motor even though the machine is out of warranty. That would of been great if they did but I would not have expected them to do so. Your first and...
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    I do not think it was a bad batch of motor back...

    I do not think it was a bad batch of motor back then. It was more of fatigue of the plastic from all of the vibration caused by the out of balance quick change chuck. I do not recall of hearing of...
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    That end of the motor breaking is the first one...

    That end of the motor breaking is the first one for me. Prior to it breaking have you noticed a lot of vibration/noise while carving? Quality of your carvings been getting worse? My thought process...
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    Was the cracking at the end of the motor where...

    Was the cracking at the end of the motor where the flex shaft attaches? I had one like that and I believe it was from how the flex shaft flexes at that point and causes some stress to the end of the...
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    The only thing that I do not see that you have...

    The only thing that I do not see that you have done is check the head for being level from the key pad end compared to the bit plate end.

    Check the level of the head by measuring from the top of...
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    Both seem to be normal.

    Both seem to be normal.
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    As per the CW recommendations there needs to be...

    As per the CW recommendations there needs to be some play/movement in the rod.
  22. Thread: Spindle shaft

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    I took the motor out of the machine and sprayed...

    I took the motor out of the machine and sprayed some wd-40 into the end of the motor. Then I used some pliers to grab the shaft right at the motor end twisted/pried to break it loose. Once out I did...
  23. Thread: Chef pattern

    by fwharris
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    Oscar did all of the hard work! ;)

    Oscar did all of the hard work! ;)
  24. Thread: Lithopanes

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    No it is not needed but you do get a great...

    No it is not needed but you do get a great preview with Pro. Just follow the instructions in the tips n tricks newsletter for carving lithophanes.
  25. Thread: Chef pattern

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    https://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018...

    https://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/chef-clipart-female-7.jpg

    https://www.sccpre.cat/show/iwJowwi_cook-clip-art-vector-holding-a-menu-cook/
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