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  1. What would be the difference on the finished...

    What would be the difference on the finished product compared to oil based. Never tried water based
  2. oil paint bubbles up once lacquer is applied but not with polyurethane

    I am attempting to work with lacquer, I applied it to 2 projected that were painted using Sharpie oil based markers. they bubbled up. I don't have this issue with poly. Any suggestions on how to...
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    Sorry, for the late reply, I work out of town...

    Sorry, for the late reply, I work out of town with some strange hours. yes heavy duty traction belts, I am going to clean the rails to see if I can get more pressure.
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    bit not touching wood to carve

    Need a little help here, no error messages, goes through the entire set up process then when it goes to carve the bit doesn't move down far enough to carve the wood, it just carves thin air. I have...
  5. Thread: clean y rail

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    So yesterday I tried a small litho 4x4 taped the...

    So yesterday I tried a small litho 4x4 taped the entire piece . Had no issues. Am wondering if the correct answer is bit getting hot and melting the piece instead of cutting it. I am going to try...
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    Yes the machine stopped and told me to clean the...

    Yes the machine stopped and told me to clean the y rails, I cleaned them half hearted on the first one. after that I cleaned up the entire machine really good. On the 2nd one I cleaned as good as I...
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    yes that's the tip of the 1/32 bit

    yes that's the tip of the 1/32 bit
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    Nice thought, didn't think about the sled, tight...

    Nice thought, didn't think about the sled, tight fit and taped but only on two sides not all four.
  9. Thread: clean y rail

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    So here is a picture of one of the lithos the bit...

    So here is a picture of one of the lithos the bit broke on, I included a whole shot then one close up with the bit tip still in the material. As far as the answer to the questions. To the best of...
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    Here's a picture of now 3 broken bits. Only on...

    Here's a picture of now 3 broken bits. Only on lithos do I get the issues of clean y rails. No issues at all on wood projects. Have not changed the material supplier and its still the first...
  11. Thread: clean y rail

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    Thanks for all the help on the post, Still not...

    Thanks for all the help on the post, Still not sure what has caused the issue. I have about 400 hours on the carvewright had some issues about 2 weeks ago with the y motor so I changed it solved...
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    Actually I was using a 1/32 on the first attempt...

    Actually I was using a 1/32 on the first attempt and them a 1/16 bit on the second bit, was carving on best, I do have a dust collector. The y rails are extremely clean
  13. Thread: clean y rail

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    clean y rail

    Need some help or suggestions, when carving lithophanes this weekend the machine stopped and a message to clean Y rails came up, I did, let the machine keep going and broke the tip of my first bit. ...
  14. Thread: lithophanebox

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    the box is about 5 inch's square, sits on a...

    the box is about 5 inch's square, sits on a swivel base and holds 4- 3 x 3 pictures. A small battery operated led light fit right into it. Once I found that out I ordered one with a remote
  15. Thread: lithophanebox

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    lithophanebox

    just attempted this today, four sided lithobox that swivels, found the picture frame box at the craft store the other day for 5 dollars, a few days later( at least to me) priceless. This going on...
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    Christmas present lithophane

    This is a picture of my deceased father in law, picture was taken in 1958-59. He passed away in a 4wheeler accident right before last Christmas. It's my oldest son's favorite picture of his...
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    I don't know how to pull up lithophane. I go to...

    I don't know how to pull up lithophane. I go to view before I open a project and its there but when I open a project new or otherwise I only have wood or none any suggestions
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    Text in Lithophane

    I am wanting to make a lithophane with text in it. Could you please let me know a: if this would work and b: what type of text to use: centerpoint,outline or raster. Not sure how to proceed. Much...
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    Nice, love the pets.

    Nice, love the pets.
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    Many thanks for everyone's kind words. Could I...

    Many thanks for everyone's kind words. Could I get some help on text in the lithophane. What should I use Raster, CenterPoint not sure. I am working on my 2nd one for a Christmas present.
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    1st lithophane

    Thought I'd post my first attempt at a Lithophane, got great help from the Forum.7888178882
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    Well here's the very first lithophane, thanks for...

    Well here's the very first lithophane, thanks for all the advice. 7887978880
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    Going to make ths attempt this weekend will post...

    Going to make ths attempt this weekend will post results if all goes well and thanks for the litho holer will save me some presious time
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    Thank You for you kind advice

    Thank You for you kind advice
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    first litho help

    I have never tried a Lithophane however I would like to make the attached picture of my 9 year old handicapped daughter into lithophane for a Christmas present for the wife. Could you please make...
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