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    He is using the Cut Path tool. The Cut Path tool...

    He is using the Cut Path tool. The Cut Path tool does not cut along the centerline; it defaults to inside the closed path and can be flipped to outside. From your description chuckles 2153 it sounds...
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    There is a Jog to Center option. How wide are...

    There is a Jog to Center option.

    How wide are your guitar bodies?
  3. Thread: 1" cutout

    by DickB
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    1" cutout

    First time cutting a 1" thick board.


    If I specify board thickness first, then add a cut path and drill operation through board (3/16" cutting bit), no problem. If, however, I try to...
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    3.5" at least. I use 4" 'cause I don't like...

    3.5" at least. I use 4" 'cause I don't like fractions.
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    The difference is due to the different depth top...

    The difference is due to the different depth top and bottom and the taper of the carving bit. I suggest that you use the Drill tool and a straight bit, 1/8" or 3/16", for this project.
  6. As I said earlier, it may be a software bug, it...

    As I said earlier, it may be a software bug, it may be a problem with the font. Perhaps someone at Carvewright could answer. You just have to find a font that works.
  7. Move the cursor to the top middle of the B and...

    Move the cursor to the top middle of the B and click. It should turn white. Move to the lower middle B, hold the Ctrl key, and click. Both middle sections should be highlighted. Click on the Cut...
  8. Thread: lost patterns

    by DickB
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    Patterns are also saved with projects, so if you...

    Patterns are also saved with projects, so if you have an .mpc that used the patterns you can use the Extract Patterns tool.
  9. Were you able to get this to work? When we give...

    Were you able to get this to work? When we give advice, we would appreciate feedback.
  10. Place text on your board using the Text tool in...

    Place text on your board using the Text tool in Raster mode. Make the text the size that you want.
    Select the text. Click on the Outline Pattern tool.
    Select the text and then delete it. The...
  11. Have you called Carvewright and spoken with a...

    Have you called Carvewright and spoken with a technician?
  12. Thread: Christmas 2019

    by DickB
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    Nice! Rotary jig on the candles?

    Nice! Rotary jig on the candles?
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    The plastic end of my flex cable came off years...

    The plastic end of my flex cable came off years ago. I secured it with epoxy, but also placed a tie wrap to relieve stress on the cable, help secure the connection to the cut motor, and help prevent...
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    My clock won the top Judges' prize in the...

    My clock won the top Judges' prize in the "Multi-Discipline" contest!

    https://www.instructables.com/contest/multi2019/
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    Ok, gotcha.

    Ok, gotcha.
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    If you select only the upper-level Groups and...

    If you select only the upper-level Groups and patterns, and not the second level and beyond, then hit Group, I think you would get what you want.

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    The number of tabs shouldn't affect carve time...

    The number of tabs shouldn't affect carve time much. Why do you think so?
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    Zip ties are your friend. 87964

    Zip ties are your friend.

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    In my opinion the coarse sawdust is not a problem...

    In my opinion the coarse sawdust is not a problem and the machine can work properly with a fair amount of buildup. Killer is the fine dust that finds its way into the bearings and encoders that will...
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    Open Windows Accessories - Character map. Select...

    Open Windows Accessories - Character map. Select the Wingdings font. Click on the star. Copy and paste to Designer. See the screen shot in my previous post.
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    It's normal for servo motors to make noise, such...

    It's normal for servo motors to make noise, such as a high-pitched whine. Hard to say without hearing if your noise is "normal". Post a video?
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    I think the design is fine. I would take feather...

    I think the design is fine. I would take feather off the santa pattern (turn off Floor Feather if Designer 3).
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    Yes, specify board thickness to match your...

    Yes, specify board thickness to match your project board, not the sled.
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    I draw a rectangle 1" top and bottom from the...

    I draw a rectangle 1" top and bottom from the virtual board and 4" left and right and place my project within the rectangle. I set the machine to never stay under the rollers (but of course it will)...
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    It looks like you have carved across nearly the...

    It looks like you have carved across nearly the entire with of the board, leaving only a fraction of an inch of material under the rollers when cutting.

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    I have virtually eliminated...
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