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    I will do some temperature readings on those...

    I will do some temperature readings on those spots. Thanks!
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    Broken Flexshaft didn’t ruin my day!

    This week as I started the carving on the 5th Red Christmas Truck. Just as it began to carve, I noticed the spindle was not turning with the motor running so I opened the cover just in time to save...
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    Thank You! I really liked using stain instead of...

    Thank You! I really liked using stain instead of paint so the wood grain shows and added a little antiquing wax for a rustic look along with footprints and dirt. The mini lights came from Michaels...
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    Built The Red Christmas Truck

    I found this really nice project on the CarveWright Build BLOG, The Red Christmas Truck Build. Be sure to go there and get the download for this project. To the one that posted this and made it...
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    Here is the correct link for the LED Light...

    Here is the correct link for the LED Light Strips, $10 at Amazon Prime.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EHHLD8

    Mounted the LED adhesive strip under the cover and added an on/off switch....
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    While I had the cover off for maintenance I...

    While I had the cover off for maintenance I placed the LED light strip to the under side of the cover. It has a peel away adhesive backing and you can cut them to length.

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    My Carvewright with Interior Lights

    See inside your CW machine with a low cost LED Light Strip.

    No more flashlights.

    6574065741

    IamDave
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    Flash Memory Failure Resolved

    I randomly would get the Flash Error message when uploading a project. I'll get right to the solution. The USB programmer cable white wire was an open circuit. Soldered in a new USB cable and all is...
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    When I designed my circuit the thing that...

    When I designed my circuit the thing that concerned me was for the DC to not momentarily cycle on and off with the cut motor during a project setup. This would be really not be a good ideal if you...
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    Clint, I like the way you think controlling...

    Clint,

    I like the way you think controlling the DC with 2 CW's. Yes it is possible and could also cycle a blast gate.

    One solution with i-socket you would need 2 and a couple of external...
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    AL is right, the i-socket's output capacity could...

    AL is right, the i-socket's output capacity could easily be increased by driving a relay or contactor from it's output.

    MY DC Controller has an output load capacity of 30 amps at 120VAC if...
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    Thanks CarverJerry, I looked at this I-socket...

    Thanks CarverJerry,

    I looked at this I-socket and it is similar to the one I built. I did a little research and found this product turns on the DC when the load reaches about 5.2 amps which is...
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    My CarveWright Automatic Dust Collector

    I want to share with everyone a little device I built for my dust collector connected to the CW that has made carving more convenient. This article may be a little long but please bear with it.
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    Got Questions? This Forum has answers.

    Hello, I am Dave,

    I purchased my Carvewright in August 2011 and reading this forum has been so helpful to me over the past last 2 years with issues although I seldom do any posts. I had always...
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    When Carved Projects are Appreciated!

    It is always delightful when someone really appreciates your work and I want to share a couple of recent gift projects that overwhelmed the recipients.

    The first one was a gift to my wife’s aunt...
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    Glad everyone has had their coffee today....

    Glad everyone has had their coffee today. Personally I do not drink coffee because it doesn’t taste like it smells. My friends use a little coffee in their cream and sugar. :confused:

    Anyway,...
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    New style 1/16 carving bit?

    I ordered a new 1/16” carving bit BCR062P and it is different than the original that came with the CarveWright. It carves great but the new one is longer and has different flutes as shown in the...
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    Thanks guys for the response. The only heavy cuts...

    Thanks guys for the response. The only heavy cuts have been using the ˝” straight bit cutting 2” diameter circles 0.25 depth taking 0.125 each pass, I only cut 4 of these and most of my projects use...
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    ‘Please Clean Y Rail’

    Got the message ‘Please Clean Y Rail’ about 20 minutes into a 2 hour carve, so I cleaned the Y rail. LOL!
    Anyway the 2 bearings on the Y motor gear box failed. My machine with 82 hours is still...
  20. Thread: X-Drive Gears

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    My thought on checking the front and back...

    My thought on checking the front and back compression rollers independently “on either roller” was to see if perhaps the front or the back was binding. They both checked the same so I assumed it was...
  21. Thread: X-Drive Gears

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    Actually the head pressure is only 62 lbs. on...

    Actually the head pressure is only 62 lbs. on either roller. It has been that way since it was sent back from the factory. There is only 1 clutch force adjustment spacer on the crank handle. All the...
  22. Thread: X-Drive Gears

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    The new X drive gears arrived yesterday but...

    The new X drive gears arrived yesterday but before installing them I thoroughly checked out the machine and found several problems that were likely caused when the machine was sent back to me from...
  23. Thread: X-Drive Gears

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    As soon as I get the CarveWright running again I...

    As soon as I get the CarveWright running again I hope to find out what happened. I received new traction belts in 4 days but unfortunately there seems to be a problem getting new X-gears shipped....
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    X-Drive Gears

    Reading this forum it appears this is a common problem. My machine has been down for over 30 days now. First a traction belt separated at the seams. I ordered new traction belts (plus $12.00...
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