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    I've used MDF a few times, the only drawback...

    I've used MDF a few times, the only drawback that I see is the dust. Some people also use styrofoam and I guess that also produces a lot of "dust"
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    Very Nice!

    Very Nice!
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    Dan's the expert but since he has not answered...

    Dan's the expert but since he has not answered I'll tell you what I do. When the bit is finding the surface of the board I hit stop and then choose #3" Jog to position" and move the carrier in the X...
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    Looks great!. Your painting skills are way better...

    Looks great!. Your painting skills are way better than mine.
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    Looks good! I know what you mean about the...

    Looks good! I know what you mean about the group/clip/merge thing. It's always a trial and error procedure for me. Please post a picture of the finished project.
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    If that is the problem you can just rotate the...

    If that is the problem you can just rotate the rods around to where there is a smooth surface. I've done that to mine several times.
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    I have a feeling it may be due to an update that...

    I have a feeling it may be due to an update that happened automatically. I have a MacBook that updated, not to Catalina but just updated High Sierria. The weird thing is if I download the stl file...
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    File is invalid or corrupted

    Recently when I go to import a stl file into STL Importer I get the message "File is invalid or corrupted". This is happening to about half of the STL files that I have, many of them I have imported...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Very nice Oscar! I've never used beech but...

    Very nice Oscar! I've never used beech but obviously it carves quite well.
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    Very nice Oscar. I'm sure that will catch...

    Very nice Oscar. I'm sure that will catch everyone's eye.
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    I have had issues with the flex shaft running...

    I have had issues with the flex shaft running quite a bit warmer than normal when the temps are in the mid nineties and setting up a fan to blow on the shaft has solved the problem.
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    Very nice work Oscar, please show us the finished...

    Very nice work Oscar, please show us the finished project!
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    Rob, you are correct you need STL Importer to be...

    Rob, you are correct you need STL Importer to be able to convert an STL file into a pattern. I am no expert so can't give you any advice other than if you have a very large STL file you may have to...
  15. Thread: Fonts Question

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    Designer uses what ever fonts are installed on...

    Designer uses what ever fonts are installed on your computer.
  16. Thread: Sanding

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    I use a sanding mop over the entire piece and...

    I use a sanding mop over the entire piece and then a Dremel tool to get the real small areas.
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    George, Michael, and dbemus thanks for the...

    George, Michael, and dbemus thanks for the compliments. I have decided to leave well enough alone on the pierced carving.
    I got these designs from a guy named Vitalie Diaconu. He has an Esty...
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    Thanks for all the compliments, the pierced...

    Thanks for all the compliments, the pierced carving is definitely my favorite. Now I just need to decide if I should call it complete with just the letters painted or add more color to it. If I had...
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    Latest projects

    These are a couple of Western themed items I have been working on. After having my machine for seven years thought I would finally try a pierced carving. For a first try I am pretty happy with it.
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    Are there any problems with it?

    Are there any problems with it?
  21. Thread: Software Version

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    I get that black and white spinning wheel after I...

    I get that black and white spinning wheel after I upgraded from OS Sierra to OS Mojave.
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    I would check to make sure both switches on the...

    I would check to make sure both switches on the cover are making contact, also I think it is better to use the stop button to interrupt the carve rather than lifting the cover.
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    Looks just like mine! Glad you got it figured out.

    Looks just like mine! Glad you got it figured out.
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    I've done several projects where I have glued up...

    I've done several projects where I have glued up different species of wood (my favorite is walnut and maple) and have not noticed any effect on the bits.
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    Could you post a picture? I cannot imagine how...

    Could you post a picture? I cannot imagine how it can be too tall.
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