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    Small problem with great new website

    From the home page, I clicked on Bit Options to look at the bits. Under Carving Bits, there are six options, but the two long carving bits have the same description as the regular length 1/16" and...
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    Thanks for the advice. I used the head leveling...

    Thanks for the advice. I used the head leveling documentation. As usual, the writeup was complete and straightforward, and it seems to have solved my problem. I then had to figure out why the cut...
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    roller bed not level across Y dimension

    I had done some "maintenance" late last year, and apparently put it back together wrong. I noticed that the carves were deeper on the near side (keyboard side) than on the far side. I finally...
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    Sorry, I was not precise. I'm asking about...

    Sorry, I was not precise. I'm asking about project design in Designer. I haven't had many problems with alignment on the machine itself, but with being able to design a nontrivial two-sided carve...
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    Aligning Front and Rear of two-sided project

    Is there an obvious way to do this? What I want is to have some reference point from the Front that I can align to or set offsets to on the rear. Maybe if I could set my object offsets relative to...
  6. Restoring old patterns after moving to new computer

    Last year I got a new Windows 10 computer. So far it's pretty good. I got Designer moved to the new computer, and that's great. But, as many people have noted, the 'favorites.mpn' file didn't get...
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    Carved it out!

    I finally tried to carve the whole pattern out. It looks pretty good! I'm going to do some fence art out of this. Thanks again for your help!
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    Just redid that lithopane with 1/32" bit, optimal...

    Just redid that lithopane with 1/32" bit, optimal setting, as you suggested. Took a lot longer (4 hours optimal, 1:20 at normal), but it looks so much better. I love this stuff. Thanks for the...
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    Thanks, I'll remember to use best or optimal on...

    Thanks, I'll remember to use best or optimal on settings. I probably didn't do that. Should be doing that for all lithopanes.
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    1/32" bit on corian

    I got some Corian (from CW) to do some lithopanes (new grandchild). I did one with a 1/32" bit, it looks great. I tried a second, and when I checked it out 1/3 of the way done, it wasn't carving...
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    Floyd: Thanks, the hint about the cache size...

    Floyd: Thanks, the hint about the cache size helped a lot. I also found that the DXF import was joining some lines that were separate in the original drawing, though that wasn't as big as issue. As...
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    DXF Import problems - Vector Group

    I've got a DXF image that I extracted from a much bigger image. This was taken from a drawing, converted to a vector image with Inkscape, exported as a DXF, then imported into Designer3 Pro. The...
  13. OK, Ignore this, I just found the tutorial with...

    OK, Ignore this, I just found the tutorial with the right info. I'd never used the 'Make Pattern' button or knew how to use it.
    Shoulda done a web search first. Or a better web search first.
    ...
  14. Export object as PTN, and subtracting area from carve region

    Two not-obviously-related questions.
    1. Is there a way to export an object from Designer as a pattern (PTN) and then edit it with the pattern editor? Designer has some features that I really like...
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    Thanks for the replies. I am looking for...

    Thanks for the replies. I am looking for something to use as a lid or cap for my rotary lithopanes. I thought Corian might work, cut into a circle, maybe a small image or some text carved in, with...
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    How thick is the corian sold at Carvewright?

    The acrylic is clearly 1/4" thick, but I didn't see a thickness for the Corian.
    Also, can the cutting bit cut through the Corian?

    Thanks.
  17. D'oh! Thanks, Lynnfrwd. I had tried to install...

    D'oh! Thanks, Lynnfrwd. I had tried to install it twice, didn't think I could get it wrong twice in a row. Too proud. Seems to work great when installed properly.
  18. Rotary Calibration Problem (continuous slow rotation)

    I was trying my fifth or so rotary carve and, as recommended, went through the calibration menu. Started the calibration, marked my material, hit enter, and it rotated actually about 3 and 1/2 times...
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    lawrence, if you see this: Was the hummingbird...

    lawrence, if you see this:
    Was the hummingbird cut done as a "carve" in raster mode with the carving bit, or was it done in vector mode with the V bit as well? It looks great either way. If it was...
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    I got the material from Carvewright! With the...

    I got the material from Carvewright! With the holidays and colder weather, I haven't had time to get the machine out in a couple of months. I'll let you know if I get better results from other...
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    I tried a couple lithopanes with the cast acrylic...

    I tried a couple lithopanes with the cast acrylic from the Carvewright store, and my results were pretty bad. The carve bit kept on getting glops of soft acrylic stuck to it, which made for regions...
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    Sticky: One item I would really like is a way to design a...

    One item I would really like is a way to design a pattern "upside down."
    Motivation: I'm working on a project that will carve out a 2.5-dimensional representation of a library bookshelf (something...
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    Sticky: Three things that came up during the Carvewright...

    Three things that came up during the Carvewright Conference were:
    The 'draft' options are none, small, medium, large; could you add an option to select a percentage, something more precise?...
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    The round tables did not work very well. I'm...

    The round tables did not work very well. I'm sure the idea was to promote discussion among attendees, but that didn't seem to be a problem. You could fit more people in more comfortably with...
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    Carving 1/2" deep square

    I want to carve out a 2"x2" by 1/2" deep square in wood, as a jig to hold some small Corian samples that we're going to experiment with. Not got to the Corian yet. I made a simple pattern, 2"x2"...
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