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    Thanks to all you guys, who have thrown in on my...

    Thanks to all you guys, who have thrown in on my wavy line issue. Since my last post two weeks ago I have carved about 25 more of the same group of plaques. I had one instance of wavy text in those...
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    Mike and Dan. Okay, I carved 8 plaques today. ...

    Mike and Dan. Okay, I carved 8 plaques today. All of them the same size 8"x5.5". A variety of graphics and text. All of them in font Arial Rounded MT Bold. Carving on both sides, approximately...
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    Thanks Dick. Used a flat fixture like Al...

    Thanks Dick. Used a flat fixture like Al suggested. 3 plaques OK. None of those were .5 attached.
    I'm now thinking it may have something to do with the roller coming off the plaque onto the...
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    Thanks guys. I've got lots of stuff to check and...

    Thanks guys. I've got lots of stuff to check and watch. No evidence of deformed rubber rollers. Temp at machine is now 70.
    I'm not going to say it can't be temperature, BUT why do I have about a...
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    Michael, thanks for the input. My shop is only...

    Michael, thanks for the input. My shop is only heated during the day when I am using it. Typically I turn the heater on an hour before I go out to the shop. The temperature in the shop will...
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    Al, thanks for your input. The rollers on all...

    Al, thanks for your input. The rollers on all four corners are approx. 1/4" below the bottom of the fixture. The bottom of the fixture is flat, and 23 1/2" long. The bottom rails on the fixtures...
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    I've only had the 3/4" UHMW bottom rails on the...

    I've only had the 3/4" UHMW bottom rails on the carrier since Sat nite. One layer of masking tape. The carves that I did over the weekend reflected almost the same tendencies as the previous plywood...
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    Dan, I will let you know how the UHMW works out,...

    Dan, I will let you know how the UHMW works out, should have an indication in a few weeks. It is available in strips and sheets in various thicknesses at many plastic supply houses. I happened to...
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    Dan. no evidence of belt shift. and since in...

    Dan. no evidence of belt shift. and since in most cases prior to these tests, I had a line 2 at the top and two more lines of text (same font) at the bottom of the plaques that ALWAYS turn out OK. ...
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    Thanks for all your help. I think the problem is...

    Thanks for all your help. I think the problem is related to the proximity to the top edge of the board. No proof, and running out of things to look for. Have to get back to work. About thirty of...
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    Dan, I just checked the roller clearance to the...

    Dan, I just checked the roller clearance to the belt. Pushed down to move the roller to max and with a mirror inside the CW to observe, still have about 1/16" clearance.
    Ran a bunch of tests with...
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    Dick, I lubed the guides and got the pressure to...

    Dick, I lubed the guides and got the pressure to 75-77 lbs. the fixture will not move in the CW until I crank up the head when removing the fixture after carving. I will do another test and hold my...
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    Dan, my apologies for hijacking your fixture. ...

    Dan, my apologies for hijacking your fixture. Have used this fixture for about two years. Replaced the bottom rails once and sanded them smooth to eliminate tracking roller groove a couple of...
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    Thanks to you guys for helping me focus. Sunday...

    Thanks to you guys for helping me focus.
    Sunday Morning test. Machine temp 46 deg F. Head pressure at 65#. Lubed posts and screws - Now 75-77#. Rebuilt bottom rails on the fixture with UHMW...
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    I have sandpaper on the rails, and I grab the...

    I have sandpaper on the rails, and I grab the piece to lift the jig to test that it is in tight before putting it into the CW. I will check head pressure this morning and post the result. The jig...
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    version 3.1. This is the last line to carve. The...

    version 3.1. This is the last line to carve. The 0 is first, M is 2nd. 2 is third...walked away frustrated at that point.
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    one wavy line of text on 3 line carve

    The last line to carve on these plaques wanders above and below the line. Centerline. plaque is 8" tall x 5.5" wide. Using a Bergerud fixture so all that pieces are a precut size. The "May 3" were...
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    Thanks to Steve and Floyd. Will get this carved...

    Thanks to Steve and Floyd. Will get this carved today. Have to look into the software to do the tracing and get the DXF Importer. THANKS
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    Floyd, got it to resize OK. Thanks will carve it...

    Floyd, got it to resize OK. Thanks will carve it tomorrow. Still want to know how you did it. I have lots more of those I want to do.
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    Floyd, what did you do? Looks great. Whats the...

    Floyd, what did you do? Looks great. Whats the best way to resize it to 9.4" width to fit my 9.5" board?
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    Thanks Steve, Do not have DXF drawing. JPG...

    Thanks Steve, Do not have DXF drawing. JPG import was converted to vectors in designer. The only vector drawing is what I've got here.
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    Hunter vector carve

    Have been struggling with this. Designer 3.102. Board in computer is ENTERED as 9.4" Length x 14" width - the image just fits the board - BUT the board DISPLAYS on the computer as 14" length x 9.4"...
  23. Steve, I really like your candle holders. The...

    Steve, I really like your candle holders. The minor issues that I've had with the rotary jig have prevented me from tackling a project that extensive. Always had difficulty in getting the end of the...
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    Thanks for the great comments. Pretty clean...

    Thanks for the great comments. Pretty clean right now. Just give me a couple of weeks. Still looking for ideas to hide the outside door hardware - make it look more like a regular shed. But allow...
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    Oscar and BJ. Both of those look great!!!! I...

    Oscar and BJ. Both of those look great!!!! I knew it was way beyond my skills. Maybe someday I will be able to learn how to do that. Will send PM's.

    Thanks, thanks, thanks.
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