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    After a considerable hiatus on this project I'm...

    After a considerable hiatus on this project I'm back at it to complete the clock. I've converted the mule arms and pawls to their finished form and am in progress with the electronics and software...
  2. I use an ER11 adapter for this. Never a problem....

    I use an ER11 adapter for this. Never a problem. Surprised you didn't mention it bergerud.


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    I use Centerline text with the 60 degree bit. ...

    I use Centerline text with the 60 degree bit. But it is extremely important to pick a compatible font. You simply cannot carve very small text with just any font.

    Rather than a specific font, I...
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    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a...

    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a photo.
  5. Thread: CutOut

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    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no...

    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no tracing, but it requires Pattern Editor - do you have that?

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  6. Interesting theory, but I don't believe that it...

    Interesting theory, but I don't believe that it is the case. Here is a photo, using my PC microscope, of the offending bit:
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    I see a nice curve away from the edge.

    Let me recap the...
  7. I know that this is an old thread, but this...

    I know that this is an old thread, but this problem resurfaced for me today. Luckily I caught it. This is a 1/8" Carvewright cutting bit, first time using it. It is the same configuration helix...
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    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than...

    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than painting the letters, which I suck at.
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    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The...

    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The prep file is of course run first to make space for the layered wood. I used 1/8" thick material from Rockler, so the prep area is 1/4" deep.

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    Here is one I did a while ago: 87291

    Here is one I did a while ago:

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    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to...

    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to be that deep? Often a .125" depth for lettering is sufficient. Shallower depth will carve faster. Also, add some draft which will speed things up a...
  12. Thread: hobby beginner

    by DickB
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    Any single malt will do! ;)

    Any single malt will do! ;)
  13. Thread: hobby beginner

    by DickB
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    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I...

    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I have more experience than Rockler employee. Just sayin'.

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  14. Thread: hobby beginner

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    Lake Placid.

    Lake Placid.
  15. Thread: Unique clock

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    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three...

    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three pairs of gears ratio 1:10 and one pair 1:1 to reverse direction. Member JLT posted a nifty gear designer that I use.

    BTW no paper involved. I use...
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    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried...

    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried downloading your project but the software says I need a license.
  17. Thread: Unique clock

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    Geared metric clock

    This is a geared version of a metric clock I'm just finishing. (If you don't know what a metric clock is, look back to the start of this thread.) The clock is 18" in diameter. This one is going to a...
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    Delete the text after you have outlined it. ...

    Delete the text after you have outlined it. Looks like you should Flip Cut also.
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are...

    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are carved using a carving bit. Are you wanting to convert your project to a carving, or keep it as a V carve?
  21. Thread: Z truck trouble

    by DickB
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    Al's suggestion is definitely worth a try. I...

    Al's suggestion is definitely worth a try. I always keep a close eye on my machine while calibrating and loading bits, to make sure that the bit plate pops out etc. A couple weeks ago the bit was...
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    Great! I opened the image in paint.net and...

    Great! I opened the image in paint.net and enlarged it 400%. I applied a little bit of blur to smooth out some pixels - carefully; it is easy to over do this. I opened the image in Pattern Editor...
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    No. I did this one using a special note font and...

    No. I did this one using a special note font and Centerline Text:
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    Do you have a sample of your sheet music? I'm thinking that you may have issues with size and clarity.
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    That's odd. Some kind of defect in Outline tool?...

    That's odd. Some kind of defect in Outline tool?

    I cleaned your image up a little in a drawing program and pattern editor. See if it works for you. Keep the carving shallow, and the bigger the...
  25. Thread: Cutting acrylic

    by DickB
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    I actually tried my propane torch on one of the...

    I actually tried my propane torch on one of the inner circle scrap pieces. It polished the edge nicely, but also left a 1/16" bump on the surfaces top and bottom, so mixed results.
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