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    I do want to point out maybe a few minor...

    I do want to point out maybe a few minor details... The Rock Chuck tolerances are much closer (near zero runout on the bit), and the clamping mechanism is considerably different in terms of the...
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    Bits tight in Rock Chuck bit adapters and/or sleeves

    Hi Guys,
    Just wanted to chime in here and give an answer to the original question. The tolerance on the Rock sleeves, and the bore in the bit adapters are extremely tight. This is to allow for the...
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    Hi All, Yes I am still here! Sorry i havent...

    Hi All,
    Yes I am still here! Sorry i havent been active on the forum, just been extremely busy... I think that it is safe to say our manufacturing sector is getting healthy again. At least in the...
  4. Hi David, Thank you for the kind words... I...

    Hi David,
    Thank you for the kind words... I really do appreciate it!

    I wanted to mention that I have updated the website to now include the 1/2 to 3/16, 1/2 to 3/8, 1/4 to 3/16 Rock Sleeves......
  5. Hi Stephen, Yes the Rock Chuck system gives...

    Hi Stephen,

    Yes the Rock Chuck system gives you complete flexability to use any bits you wish to use. I already have 1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 sleeves, and will soon have the 3/16 offered on the...
  6. I can offer up some solutions if interested. The...

    I can offer up some solutions if interested. The Rock sleeves are available in 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 ID... I will be releasing the 3/16 very soon, and could look at 3/32 if there is an interest. The...
  7. As a side note, I created ER style bit adapters...

    As a side note, I created ER style bit adapters but never put them on the market because after testing them, i found that they were a pain in the neck to change out using 2 wrenches in the machine....
  8. Thread: 59 Les Paul

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    Beautiful workmanship again Brandon!.... Hey, I...

    Beautiful workmanship again Brandon!.... Hey, I drove right past your exit in California last week. If i had time i was going to look you up!

    Hope you are doing well, and the Rock Chucks are...
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    Thanks for the kind words about the Rock Chuck...

    Thanks for the kind words about the Rock Chuck system guys... I really do appreciate it :)
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    Hi Jesse, Yes you have it correct. If you are...

    Hi Jesse,
    Yes you have it correct. If you are using a sleeve, the orientation of the flat is not critical as long as the slit faces the hex in the screw as you have shown in your second sketch....
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    Bob, No problem at all, i just wanted to make...

    Bob,
    No problem at all, i just wanted to make sure that there was no confusion on what is recommended for the machine. The down cut tools will pack chips in the cut if it is not going all the way...
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    ckrantz, Your order shipped today. Please be...

    ckrantz,
    Your order shipped today. Please be sure to orient any of the old CW bits properly. You need to have the flat point towards the hex in the clamp screw (where you insert the "T" handle to...
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    For the record, all of the bits I sell are upcut....

    For the record, all of the bits I sell are upcut. In other words, the bits auger the chips upward as they cut. I do not recommend a downcut tool in this machine.

    Happy Carving,

    Ron
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    The shafts on the probes are usually a little...

    The shafts on the probes are usually a little chewed up from the use of the setscrews on them. This will make them feel tight in the precision bore of the Rock system. Carefully file off the burrs,...
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    Ric click on my email below in my signature, and...

    Ric click on my email below in my signature, and send me your order number. i will check into it...

    Thanks,

    Ron
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    Thanks Capt Bruce... Sad thing is that I have a...

    Thanks Capt Bruce... Sad thing is that I have a Verizon Wireless "air card" that plugs into the computer, but it uses the Cell Phone towers to connect... No Luck! It is always hard to catch up when...
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    Hi Guys, It looks like i have some catching up...

    Hi Guys,
    It looks like i have some catching up to do. I was on an extended camping vacation in the mountains of West Virginia, and had no cell, or internet connections.. Very frustrating since I...
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    Here are the pictures that didnt show up in Post...

    Here are the pictures that didnt show up in Post #4 above. The one on the left shows the orientation of a flat facing the hex in the clamp screw. The one on the right shows the orientation of a...
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    Hi Guys, Thanks for answering the questions...

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for answering the questions while i have been away. The quote in Post #4 is exactly the way to go. I will post pictures tonight when i get home, to replace the pictures that will...
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    I do manufacture all of the "V" bits that i sell...

    I do manufacture all of the "V" bits that i sell from carbide blanks... Thanks PCW
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    Craig, When i first started carving i felt the...

    Craig,
    When i first started carving i felt the same way about the Poplar, and also found that it left a lot of fuzzies to clean up. Just by a fluke I recently carved a piece that had set in the...
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    Very nice work... Thank you for sharing! Ron

    Very nice work... Thank you for sharing!

    Ron
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    I ship to canada... see my website at...

    I ship to canada... see my website at www.cw-parts.com
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    Hi Craig, I reserve the right to change my...

    Hi Craig,
    I reserve the right to change my mind down the road, but when i first came out with the Rock Chuck, it was my intention to make the sleeves press fit onto the tools. More specifically...
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    Just another reminder that the Rock brand Sleeves...

    Just another reminder that the Rock brand Sleeves (collets) work fine with the Rock Chuck system... And this allows you to use any bits that are designed for use with the Carewright machine including...
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