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    1/16th carving bit sharpening?

    Anyone have a recommendation for a shop that can sharpen a Carvewright 1/16th inch carving bit?

    Many thanks for your assistance.
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    Thanks for your response. So I remove the...

    Thanks for your response.

    So I remove the touch blocks from the sled and use .6 as the thickness even though the board is a wee bit thicker than that because I can deal with any small tabs. I'll...
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    Yes, I understand and I have the touch blocks on...

    Yes, I understand and I have the touch blocks on the right sides (just like the picture in the instructions). As noted above, I just used the UCB to carve the back of this piece using a separate MPN...
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    UCB and "Finding board thickness"

    So I split a two-sided cave into separate MPN files. Carved the back using the UCB earlier without a problem.

    Flipped the board over to run the second MPN (the front of the carve) on the back of...
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    Okay, I see. I was confusing jog to position and...

    Okay, I see. I was confusing jog to position and the bit touch in your instructions. I think that's uunderstandable given that after LOAD BIT, I hit STOP, and am given three options including 3) JOG....
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    Bergerud, I followed your directions for carving...

    Bergerud, I followed your directions for carving the second side and well, it didn't quite turn out as expected.

    You wrote:



    This was not my experience. It appears that it does matter where...
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    I don't know what the ACB procedure is. I...

    I don't know what the ACB procedure is.

    I flipped the board, re-clamped, and got caught in the machine prompting for the bit over and over. I even took the sled out and cleaned out the inside of...
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    Thanks for your help. "Flip in jig" is...

    Thanks for your help.

    "Flip in jig" is Designer Pro, isn't it? I have Designer BASIC.

    I tried to place the board in the same place after I flipped the board, then I used the bit to line up the...
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    Two-sided on the UCB

    Does anyone have a procedure or video showing how to do a two-sided carve using the Universal Carrier Base from the Pattern Depot?

    I started one MPN and while the reverse carved perfectly, the...
  10. Thanks, SteveNelson46. I'll see what you've got...

    Thanks, SteveNelson46. I'll see what you've got going on in the MPC and compare it with what I've got going on.

    I've got a draft version of my full pattern (eight spoons in one pattern) carving on...
  11. Thanks, but I get an error that this MPC was...

    Thanks, but I get an error that this MPC was created in a newer version of this software. I'm running Designer BASIC 1.187, which appears to be the latest version. I do not have Designer PRO.
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  12. Okay, I see. You mirrored along the z axis to get...

    Okay, I see. You mirrored along the z axis to get the tabs to align front and back.

    If I'm understanding, the pierced carve region is an addition you drew in freehand and then selected Carve...
  13. I have Designer BASIC with the STL importer. ...

    I have Designer BASIC with the STL importer.

    I've attached a single spoon set up with .25/999 front and back, with more tabs. As you'll see in the pattern, it doesn't appear that the pattern is...
  14. Crap. The original is twice this size. I...

    Crap.

    The original is twice this size. I changed the board size but forgot to look at the reverse to make sure they models are set up correctly. File corrected above and here as well.

    Here it...
  15. Two-sided spoons with manual tabs test file---is this right?

    I'm testing these designs and want to carve them in MDF to see about length, width, handle shape, poly count, etc.

    - The MDF is 12" x 40", so plenty of room all the way around.

    - I am not using...
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    That looks like an end-grain carve with live...

    That looks like an end-grain carve with live edge. Is that right? How thick was the slab? How long did it take to dry?

    Looking at the endgrain carve, I'm thinking I may be able to expand some of...
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    DickB, thanks for the examples. I did that on the...

    DickB, thanks for the examples. I did that on the spoon pattern I ran on the KD cherry. I saw very little stair-stepping in the software but had quite a bit on the piece. I think I may have...
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    Thanks all. I think I'm starting to get a grip...

    Thanks all.

    I think I'm starting to get a grip on this. The model I used was a spoon MPC from the free patterns collection. I removed some of the design elements and made it smaller. I wanted to...
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    bergerud, ok, got it re: green wood. Thanks. I...

    bergerud, ok, got it re: green wood. Thanks. I have dried cherry, maple, walnut, and some poplar in the shed ready to go now, so I can keep working that.

    normrichards, yeah, embedded crap is...
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    Ok, thx, I used some western red cedar for the...

    Ok, thx, I used some western red cedar for the logo one-sided carve (I figured it would chip out and it did, but still...) and I used kiln-dried cherry for my double-sided carve. I set bit...
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    Green wood, esp. black locust and burls

    Can the CW handle green wood? How about black locust? How about burls, from big leaf maple, cherry, or black locust?

    Yes, I could just stick some green wood or a lice from a burl in the machine...
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    Cleaning up machined sides

    Okay, well, I've done two carvings, one from a logo that was a single-sided and one from a spoon pattern that was a two-sided carve. It was pretty neat.

    I'm still mastering the basic concepts but...
  23. Bergerud and fwharris, thanks. Remind me to buy...

    Bergerud and fwharris, thanks. Remind me to buy each of you the beverage of your choice should we ever meet.

    Okay, I need to get grounded in the basics before I try carving a dragon or something....
  24. Hmmm...the learning curve. I'm asking about the...

    Hmmm...the learning curve. I'm asking about the STL tool for Designer because I'm finding Designer Basic slow and clumsy. I'm trying to decide if I want to add on some of the modeling tools (and...
  25. Thanks---I appreciate it. I pulled an old model...

    Thanks---I appreciate it. I pulled an old model of a bullet (wanted to keep everything small). One STL is exported from LW and one I exported from Lightwave and brought into MeshLab for clean up....
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