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    In Praise of CarveWright (board sensor)

    CW and I have a long and varied history and it is not unknown for me to be among the complainers on this site. However, fair's fair and they did a great job recently when my machine's board sensor...
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    Here's a simple laser I cobbled together...

    Start with a 1/2" bit adapter. These are readily available at Sears or Orchard Supply Hardware - retail or on-line. You can't use the quick-release chucks from Sears but you can use the adapters, so...
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    Things went well

    I did a few light projects and was satisfied with the results. The only thing I did in the way of service was to make sure the bit plate was loose enough (I had had trouble with that a while ago)....
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    Agree 100%

    Always measure first. The machine assumes the world hasn't changed as long as the pressure is never relieved on the rollers, which is a very reasonable assumption. You can actually use this fact in...
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    lubes

    Dry plate lube...nope, I'm pretty sure I have no idea what that is. Do you have a product name I could track down? I had to special order the chain lube with molly. Lithium grease I do have. I'll go...
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    How to rivive a dormant machine...

    Unfortunately, this is a question not a recommendation. My machine has been largely dormant for about four months. Now I'm a little concerned about throwing it back in the deep water of full-time...
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    Just investigated the pattern editor myself...

    ...and I agree with much of what has been said. (BTW, hello to all the regulars. It's been a VERY long time since I posted last). The only advantage I see to the pattern editor is that it is...
  8. Sticky: I object...

    The new restriction in the 1.126 project director that does not allow pattern depths greater than .8 is a problem. I completely agree that a warning to the user is in order, explaining the issue...
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    Oh...

    Well, don't I feel silly. I got a ribbing in another thread for speaking geek to a fellow programmer, so I guess I was over compensating. It comes down to the same thing unfortunately. I don't really...
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    Apologies to Docwheeler...

    ...not trying to stall. I thought I answered that question a post or two ago, but perhaps there is some misunderstanding as to what problem Carrara is appropriate to help with. Carrara will help you...
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    One more heads-up..

    ...Bob mentioned joining the Platinum club along with getting Carrara. This is a good deal and I wouldn't discourage anyone from doing this, but take care. The Platinum Club is a great way to pick up...
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    How close to Maya?

    Well, not very. Maya is a fabulous package that has pretty much all the power you would need to create Toy Story 2 or Shrek. However, in some ways, Carrara is better for most of us, myself included....
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    Alert #2 for those interested in Carrara

    Craziness season at www.daz3d.com has officially begun! Carrara Pro is now $192.00 and the basic version is $87.00. They are still a bit pricey, but a BIG discount from the basic prices. For those...
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    This is a little off-topic, but...

    ...I like DigitalWoodshop's comment (in his images) about always blowing the machine with the card in place. I made the same decision when I noticed that while applying compressed air, sawdust would...
  15. Thread: Stuck Chuck

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    I tried to remove the sensor once, but...

    ...after removing the two screws, it didn't exactly fall out. I wasn't sure how assertive to be in pulling on the sensor. Is there anything else that needs to be detached? There must be a ribbon...
  16. Thread: Stuck Chuck

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    BTW. You're correct about red loc-tite being...

    BTW. You're correct about red loc-tite being permanent, but it is also I believe what is recommended. However, I think blue is a better idea. I have both because blue is what is recommended for...
  17. Thread: Stuck Chuck

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    update

    Turns out the reason for the stickage was that one of the little screws that holds the bit in the adapter came out during the carve. I found this out because I figured, since my bit was already...
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    And remember to turn off color correction...

    ...under "Color Settings" in Photoshop, or the cutting depth may be close-to-meaningless.

    DCC
  19. Thread: Stuck Chuck

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    So, I suppose you don't red loc-tite your bit...

    So, I suppose you don't red loc-tite your bit adapters any more. I assume you know that the adapters can come from Sears. You can't use the QuickRelease chucks, but they sell the adapters separately...
  20. Thread: Stuck Chuck

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    Stuck Chuck

    My Quickrelease chuck is not releasing (quickly or otherwise). In the past, I've had problems getting a bit out after compressing the chuck, and I solved it by lightly lubricating the adapters before...
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    Correction!!

    I just wasn't looking carefully enough. I do have one of those rings (the reason for the recurring problem with the chuck unscrewing itself is because there was no loc-tite on the threads). I just...
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    Oops...

    I only had to read a little further down the list to find a post from Chris, saying, "Use blue loc-tite". It also said tighten with all your might, which scares me a little. I don't like to over-do...
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    A lot of loose quick releases...

    I'm noticing quite a few posts about quick-release chucks coming loose (literally unscrewing themselves, especially during long carving projects). By an odd coincidence, I was attempting to carve...
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    I was in a hurry...

    I wasn't trying to be obtuse. Usually, I try to tailor my answers to the asker. The originator of this thread was santhony94107, who identified himself as a programmer, working on a rewrite of an old...
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    I concur that there are 256 levels...

    ...but there may be a way to ameliorate the stair-stepping effect. BTW I'm an Amiga user of old myself, so that makes us part of an arcane brotherhood. Years ago at Electronic Arts, I worked on the...
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