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  1. Thread: The Octopus

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    Hi! the STL file can be downloaded from here....

    Hi!
    the STL file can be downloaded from here. This was the source of my carve..

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7900

    Post some pictures if you get a good carve. I got distracted by other...
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    Awesome sign!

    Awesome sign!
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    Thanks for the comments. And yes it was a thru...

    Thanks for the comments. And yes it was a thru cut so I might buy the bigger bit for future cuts. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Lazy Susan with Pacific North West Image

    I just finished making my first Lazy Susan. I found a Pacific North West image on the web that my wife likes so I incorporated it into the top. I used the Rockler Lazy Susan 6" mechanism and Oak wood...
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    Ok Will try to upload again as it definitely...

    Ok Will try to upload again as it definitely doesn't work in a browser....


    82469
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    Strange! It works on my iPad. I posted it using...

    Strange! It works on my iPad. I posted it using my other computer. I'll check it out tomorrow.
    Cheers
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    Ok final posting. The carve came out out, but I...

    Ok final posting. The carve came out out, but I painted the carved text with a gold paint just to create a contrast. It goes on display tonight so we will see what the critics say.

    Thanks once...
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    Thanks. I'll look at the plate and if no success...

    Thanks. I'll look at the plate and if no success might use 1/!6" washer installed just before the actual text gets carved. The outline raster with a V90 bit and 1/8" depth seems to be ok on the...
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    So here are the results of my experiment with the...

    So here are the results of my experiment with the full size carvings of the font ( see photo). I carved text using the same font, but the text describes the method:
    Centerline V90
    Raster carve bit...
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    My machine is a very very old one. Model A sold...

    My machine is a very very old one. Model A sold under the name CompuServe at Sears. As long as I keep it clean and new sharp bits it seems to perform great. I think the smaller version of the sign...
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    Thanks for the reply. I had just cleaned all the...

    Thanks for the reply. I had just cleaned all the rails as I was experiencing Z axis stall, but the turned out to be the ribbon cable. So mechanically everything should be clean and run smoothly. I...
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    Thanks! I'll look into a different font. I'm...

    Thanks!


    I'll look into a different font. I'm trying to keep it in a Provencal style to match the other community designs. I think as long as I can get an italic with a thicker stroke I should be...
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    Ok Thanks for the info. I actually used the 60 ...

    Ok Thanks for the info. I actually used the 60 bit on an earlier mock up and the text was non existent - perhaps a faint scratch, that's when I went back to the forum and tutorial and realized that...
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    Centerline carvings is too faint.

    I'm working on a sign for our local vineyard and tried a small mock up version first, see attached image. I used Centerline for the text and it is barley visible. I had followed the street sign...
  15. Thread: Z axis stall

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    I had a very similar issue a few years back. I...

    I had a very similar issue a few years back. I had my main board checked and supposedly fixed, but the issue remained with the repaired board. I eventually tracked it down to one of the screws that...
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. But sad to say...

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. But sad to say carving is hold right now. In the middle of my latest effort, a sign for our local vineyard, the power supply board blew - no 24volts. CW doesn't have...
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    Thanks for the comments. The top board with...

    Thanks for the comments.

    The top board with the curves took 4hrs 50 minutes. The lower panel took 2 hrs 30 minutes times 2 as I had to carve it in two goes.
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    Pine Head Board

    My better-half decided she wanted a head board for our spare bed to match the pine bedroom furniture, so i came up with this. ( See pictures). I discovered some new techniques to carving as I exceed...
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    I agree Blender is really good and powerful. At...

    I agree Blender is really good and powerful. At least the UI has kind of stabilized now. In the early days every time a new version came out, it was time to relearn. I stopped buying Blender books,...
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    I've used Blender for several years, but not...

    I've used Blender for several years, but not applied it to the Carvewright yet. Thanks for the video and the incentive to try it. A quick note on 3D modelling in Blender. There is an add-on called 3D...
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    Thanks! Guess you could say "I thought outside...

    Thanks! Guess you could say "I thought outside the box!" :-)
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    The force is definitely with you!

    The force is definitely with you!
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    SeaHawks Logo Box

    As my wife is a Seahawks fan, she asked if I could make her a box from the Seahawks logo for her birthday. The box I saw on the web was probably made with a bandsaw, but I decided I could use my...
  24. Thread: The Octopus

    by robboz4
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    Hi Lori, I started with a 3D model file and...

    Hi Lori,


    I started with a 3D model file and used the STL Importer tool as henry1 stated previously. There are a couple of ways to go:

    1) Trace a path round the pieces of the image you want...
  25. Thread: The Octopus

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    Hi Lori, what can I help you with?

    Hi Lori,
    what can I help you with?
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