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    1. Your lines must not be closed. Use the snap...

    1. Your lines must not be closed. Use the snap grid (0.25) and drag the last dot onto the first dot until you see the cross appear.
    2. It will carve with the 1/16" carving bit by default.
    3. I just...
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    I have no idea what size you want but here is a...

    I have no idea what size you want but here is a quick attempt. I think the feather is what you want for the sides.
  3. Thread: Strange Text

    by bergerud
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    You have just stretched the text box and made it...

    You have just stretched the text box and made it too wide. Drag the handle to make the rectangle narrow again.
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    Just move it by hand. Whether the machine is off...

    Just move it by hand. Whether the machine is off or on does not matter. (It is a little easier to move if it is off.) Move it anywhere you want and leave it anywhere you want. It does not matter.
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    I think you can move the spindle anywhere you...

    I think you can move the spindle anywhere you like. The machine knows where the truck is and will simply return to doing whatever it was doing before the pause.
  6. I like the chalk trick. Have to give that a try....

    I like the chalk trick. Have to give that a try. I have had problems holding carbide bits in much better chuck systems than the CT split collet. Smooth carbide bits plus resonant vibrations can...
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    Have you disabled the file preview feature? It...

    Have you disabled the file preview feature? It can be a major cause of Designer crashing. Under the help menu - disable previews.
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    Do you notice the difference in truck resistance...

    Do you notice the difference in truck resistance to movement when the power is on Vs off. The z motor not getting power will cause an immediate stall.
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    My first thought would be something is loose....

    My first thought would be something is loose. Wiggle the bit by hand to see if there are some loose bearings on the truck. Did the hole diameters turn out right?
  10. The machine thinks that it is routing around the...

    The machine thinks that it is routing around the edge of the board (the virtual board in Designer). If your real board was the same size as the virtual board, the over routes would be in space! I...
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    The dowel diameter does not matter. One does not...

    The dowel diameter does not matter. One does not even need a dowel. One only needs a way to measure complete revolutions.

    I do not think your dowel diameter is the reason for the overshooting....
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    You need not always say NO to "stay under...

    You need not always say NO to "stay under rollers". In some cases it makes no difference, and in others, it is actually useful.

    First one needs to understand what the machine does when you say...
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    Glad to see you are using it! For me, it is...

    Glad to see you are using it! For me, it is standard procedure. I very rarely carve down on the belts.
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    Maybe you have the texture set to none? view -...

    Maybe you have the texture set to none? view - texture - wood
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    This is a very old thread. Post the mpc you want...

    This is a very old thread. Post the mpc you want to cut and see if we can help.
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    The hole Floyd is referring to would be a hole...

    The hole Floyd is referring to would be a hole drilled by the bit through the touch point next to the brass roller. If this touch point gets drilled through, the bit touches too low and then later...
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    If the bit is hitting the right edge of the sled...

    If the bit is hitting the right edge of the sled instead of dropping down beside the sled, I would think the sled was not measured to be as wide as it really is. Watch where the machine initially...
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    The reason you did not need the touch holes was...

    The reason you did not need the touch holes was because the carving was not deeper than 1/2". In this case the machine does not bother to measure the board thickness. Now for the bad news. The touch...
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    By hand with a small square file.

    By hand with a small square file.
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    I am pretty sure they are all hollow. I brazed...

    I am pretty sure they are all hollow. I brazed plugs in the ends. I did not care about the effect of heat because I later turned the shanks down.
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    Yes, you can buy these ER extensions with...

    Yes, you can buy these ER extensions with different shank sizes which you can turned. They are usually ,however, hollow and have to be plugged to make the square flex hole in the end.
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    https://forum.carvewright.com/showth...025#post152...

    https://forum.carvewright.com/showth...025#post152025
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    I do not see any reason why that would not work....

    I do not see any reason why that would not work. You still have the problem of making the square flex hole and the clip ring slot.
  24. Thread: Query Select

    by bergerud
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    If you have multiple objects nested close...

    If you have multiple objects nested close together, the left mouse button will toggle select them one at a time when in the query select mode. Draw some nested circles and rectangles. With the...
  25. Thread: Broken bits

    by bergerud
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    I do not use my press. A propane torch provides...

    I do not use my press. A propane torch provides enough heat to slip on or off an adapter in only a few seconds. I have noticed that cold pressing damages the adapters. The carbide bit has sharp edges...
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