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    Open Windows Accessories - Character map. Select...

    Open Windows Accessories - Character map. Select the Wingdings font. Click on the star. Copy and paste to Designer. See the screen shot in my previous post.
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    It's normal for servo motors to make noise, such...

    It's normal for servo motors to make noise, such as a high-pitched whine. Hard to say without hearing if your noise is "normal". Post a video?
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    I think the design is fine. I would take feather...

    I think the design is fine. I would take feather off the santa pattern (turn off Floor Feather if Designer 3).
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    Yes, specify board thickness to match your...

    Yes, specify board thickness to match your project board, not the sled.
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    I draw a rectangle 1" top and bottom from the...

    I draw a rectangle 1" top and bottom from the virtual board and 4" left and right and place my project within the rectangle. I set the machine to never stay under the rollers (but of course it will)...
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    It looks like you have carved across nearly the...

    It looks like you have carved across nearly the entire with of the board, leaving only a fraction of an inch of material under the rollers when cutting.

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    I have virtually eliminated...
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    I submitted my Steampunk Clepsydra clock as an...

    I submitted my Steampunk Clepsydra clock as an Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Clepsydra-Water-Thief-Clock/
    It has been "featured" by one of the editors.

    And, I entered...
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    I finally finished this. (I've tried uploading...

    I finally finished this. (I've tried uploading more photos, but the uploads keep failing. Maybe later.)

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    https://youtu.be/0JNQYkeR8lE
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    After a considerable hiatus on this project I'm...

    After a considerable hiatus on this project I'm back at it to complete the clock. I've converted the mule arms and pawls to their finished form and am in progress with the electronics and software...
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    I use an ER11 adapter for this. Never a problem....

    I use an ER11 adapter for this. Never a problem. Surprised you didn't mention it bergerud.


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    I use Centerline text with the 60 degree bit. ...

    I use Centerline text with the 60 degree bit. But it is extremely important to pick a compatible font. You simply cannot carve very small text with just any font.

    Rather than a specific font, I...
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    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a...

    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a photo.
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    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no...

    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no tracing, but it requires Pattern Editor - do you have that?

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    Interesting theory, but I don't believe that it is the case. Here is a photo, using my PC microscope, of the offending bit:
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    I see a nice curve away from the edge.

    Let me recap the...
  15. I know that this is an old thread, but this...

    I know that this is an old thread, but this problem resurfaced for me today. Luckily I caught it. This is a 1/8" Carvewright cutting bit, first time using it. It is the same configuration helix...
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    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than...

    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than painting the letters, which I suck at.
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    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The...

    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The prep file is of course run first to make space for the layered wood. I used 1/8" thick material from Rockler, so the prep area is 1/4" deep.

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    Here is one I did a while ago: 87291

    Here is one I did a while ago:

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    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to...

    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to be that deep? Often a .125" depth for lettering is sufficient. Shallower depth will carve faster. Also, add some draft which will speed things up a...
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    by DickB
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    Any single malt will do! ;)

    Any single malt will do! ;)
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    by DickB
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    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I...

    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I have more experience than Rockler employee. Just sayin'.

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    Lake Placid.

    Lake Placid.
  23. Thread: Unique clock

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    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three...

    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three pairs of gears ratio 1:10 and one pair 1:1 to reverse direction. Member JLT posted a nifty gear designer that I use.

    BTW no paper involved. I use...
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    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried...

    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried downloading your project but the software says I need a license.
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    by DickB
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    Geared metric clock

    This is a geared version of a metric clock I'm just finishing. (If you don't know what a metric clock is, look back to the start of this thread.) The clock is 18" in diameter. This one is going to a...
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