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  1. Thread: weekend projects

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    Looks great Oscar!

    Looks great Oscar!
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    Sticky: Welcome Brad -- if you haven't yet, join the...

    Welcome Brad -- if you haven't yet, join the CarveWright Carvaholics group on Facebook. And ask questions -- both here and on FB -- there's a lot of experience in the user base and this group is...
  3. I've made a few urns, but there's really not a...

    I've made a few urns, but there's really not a pattern. I attach the top to the sides and then attach the bottom with screws. You can be as fancy, or as simple, as you'd like.874988749987500
  4. The biggest limit, is the width of the pane. To...

    The biggest limit, is the width of the pane. To get two colors with 1/4" cast acrylic I actually have to overlap the LED strips a bit. It's on my to-do list to do a three color using thicker...
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    I'm with you Dick, exception handling needs to be...

    I'm with you Dick, exception handling needs to be improved. While I love my CW, it's the only software that I use that I actually expect to fail periodically. I've learned to save frequently, but I...
  6. Thread: Seminole spear

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    Great job, Dick! Thanks for sharing the process...

    Great job, Dick! Thanks for sharing the process as well as the result!
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    I still use that one today--works great!

    I still use that one today--works great!
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    86108 The neon sign transformer is 12,000 volts,...

    86108 The neon sign transformer is 12,000 volts, lower amps than the MOT, but still enough to be vewy vewy careful around!
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    Playing with wood and electricity

    So, I've been seeing a lot of Lichtenberg figures posted on the internet lately...and I had a neon sign transformer in the attic from my son's high school tesla coil project so i thought that I'd...
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    https://www.facebook.com/sleepingdogwoodworks/...

    https://www.facebook.com/sleepingdogwoodworks/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/SleepingDogWoodworks

    Both are still works in progress!
    -George
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    Also, the stars are set at a height of 999 which...

    Also, the stars are set at a height of 999 which suppresses the height of the letters. If you reduce the height of the stars to, say, 100, you'll have a lot more control over the heights of the...
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    That way if you're a fraction of an inch off you...

    That way if you're a fraction of an inch off you won't get the 'scale prompt and you'll still be under the rollers in most cases.
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    I'm really just getting started. I've got some...

    I'm really just getting started. I've got some local high school signs and have a FB page and an Etsy store. I'm attempting to push the local signs for graduation/end of year as they're already...
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    New Edge Lit Acrylic Signs

    I continue to see interest in Edge Lit Acrylic signs. These are on their way to their new owner!

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    Thanks Mike. You have to split the design...

    Thanks Mike. You have to split the design graphic into two parts yellow goes on one design board, and everything you want lit in white goes on the other (in this case). Because you carve the back...
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    New Edge Lit Acrylic - Dual Pane

    Now that my Y-axis issues are resolved thanks to a new Y-motor and gearbox (after 786 hours of run time I'm not complaining!), I was able to complete this one! It was the most frustrating because...
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    So many tools, so little time!:p I really want...

    So many tools, so little time!:p I really want to learn to make better 3D patterns but haven't been able to dedicate the time to it. I downloaded Fusion 360 a couple of days ago--but again haven't...
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    Michael t -- using your trick, once you achieved...

    Michael t -- using your trick, once you achieved a closed vector and created a cutout, couldn't you enlarge both the original pattern and the cutout back to the original size if it was size critical?
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    Latest Edge Lit Acrylic signs

    Just finished these...now to see if there's interest!
  20. 85608 To center, click on the carving element,...

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    To center, click on the carving element, the cutout in this case, and on the layout tab choose Center, then Center both. The cutout will center. You can center the text horizontally the...
  21. This looks like a simple project. Will it carve?...

    This looks like a simple project. Will it carve? Yes. However I do see room for improvement:

    1. Nothing is centered. I'm a bit OCD that way, but I would center the cutout circle on the board...
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    Cheese knife progression

    I was looking for ways to use up short pieces of stock (some call it scrap🤓) so I thought Id see if I could make a cheese knife. Ran a piece of maple through the band saw and router. Then I thought...
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    Welcome! Ask questions--you'll have lots--and...

    Welcome! Ask questions--you'll have lots--and we've all been there!
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    Thanks Dick-it's a little scary to cut apart a...

    Thanks Dick-it's a little scary to cut apart a perfectly good just finished cutting board the first time that you do it!
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    Finished up Christmas projects

    I used the CW to carve the curves for the cutting boards. Going forward I'll probably make a pattern and use my router, but it was a fun experiment. I did some other ornaments and things, but they...
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