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    This does not solve the problem but I have...

    This does not solve the problem but I have learned to hit the save button every few minutes.
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    Seems like that is about what you can expect out...

    Seems like that is about what you can expect out of the new motors.
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Wow that looks nice and I can see why you don't...

    Wow that looks nice and I can see why you don't want to give up one that one. Hope it works out for you and post a picture when you get it done. Good luck!
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    Make a copy of your MPC and on the new MPC place...

    Make a copy of your MPC and on the new MPC place a zero carved region over the area that has already been carved. Make the zero carve region stop just short of where the actual carving stopped. The...
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "the board keeps...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "the board keeps falling out". If you mean when the machine is measuring the board and it just keeps running and spits it out when it gets to the end then you have a...
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    Very nice, please keep us updated and I can't...

    Very nice, please keep us updated and I can't wait to see the finished project.
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    Can you load any file to the card?

    Can you load any file to the card?
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    That is interesting. I use the STL Importer a lot...

    That is interesting. I use the STL Importer a lot and have had problems where the original STL File is too large and the program crashes but I have never had a problem after I create the file in...
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    I've used MDF a few times, the only drawback...

    I've used MDF a few times, the only drawback that I see is the dust. Some people also use styrofoam and I guess that also produces a lot of "dust"
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    Very Nice!

    Very Nice!
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    Dan's the expert but since he has not answered...

    Dan's the expert but since he has not answered I'll tell you what I do. When the bit is finding the surface of the board I hit stop and then choose #3" Jog to position" and move the carrier in the X...
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    Looks great!. Your painting skills are way better...

    Looks great!. Your painting skills are way better than mine.
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    Looks good! I know what you mean about the...

    Looks good! I know what you mean about the group/clip/merge thing. It's always a trial and error procedure for me. Please post a picture of the finished project.
  15. Thread: slipping material

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    If that is the problem you can just rotate the...

    If that is the problem you can just rotate the rods around to where there is a smooth surface. I've done that to mine several times.
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    I have a feeling it may be due to an update that...

    I have a feeling it may be due to an update that happened automatically. I have a MacBook that updated, not to Catalina but just updated High Sierria. The weird thing is if I download the stl file...
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    File is invalid or corrupted

    Recently when I go to import a stl file into STL Importer I get the message "File is invalid or corrupted". This is happening to about half of the STL files that I have, many of them I have imported...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Very nice Oscar! I've never used beech but...

    Very nice Oscar! I've never used beech but obviously it carves quite well.
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    Very nice Oscar. I'm sure that will catch...

    Very nice Oscar. I'm sure that will catch everyone's eye.
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    I have had issues with the flex shaft running...

    I have had issues with the flex shaft running quite a bit warmer than normal when the temps are in the mid nineties and setting up a fan to blow on the shaft has solved the problem.
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    Very nice work Oscar, please show us the finished...

    Very nice work Oscar, please show us the finished project!
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    Rob, you are correct you need STL Importer to be...

    Rob, you are correct you need STL Importer to be able to convert an STL file into a pattern. I am no expert so can't give you any advice other than if you have a very large STL file you may have to...
  24. Thread: Fonts Question

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    Designer uses what ever fonts are installed on...

    Designer uses what ever fonts are installed on your computer.
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    I use a sanding mop over the entire piece and...

    I use a sanding mop over the entire piece and then a Dremel tool to get the real small areas.
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