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    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a...

    Post one of your projects with poor text, and a photo.
  2. Thread: CutOut

    by DickB
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    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no...

    I've got a way to do this using Outline and no tracing, but it requires Pattern Editor - do you have that?

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    Interesting theory, but I don't believe that it is the case. Here is a photo, using my PC microscope, of the offending bit:
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    I see a nice curve away from the edge.

    Let me recap the...
  4. I know that this is an old thread, but this...

    I know that this is an old thread, but this problem resurfaced for me today. Luckily I caught it. This is a 1/8" Carvewright cutting bit, first time using it. It is the same configuration helix...
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    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than...

    Thanks! And, it's much easier to finish than painting the letters, which I suck at.
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    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The...

    OK. I used Designer 3 for this project. The prep file is of course run first to make space for the layered wood. I used 1/8" thick material from Rockler, so the prep area is 1/4" deep.

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    Here is one I did a while ago: 87291

    Here is one I did a while ago:

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    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to...

    Your carving looks fairly deep. Does it need to be that deep? Often a .125" depth for lettering is sufficient. Shallower depth will carve faster. Also, add some draft which will speed things up a...
  9. Thread: hobby beginner

    by DickB
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    Any single malt will do! ;)

    Any single malt will do! ;)
  10. Thread: hobby beginner

    by DickB
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    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I...

    2 hours Tampa to Lake Placid. I'm guessing that I have more experience than Rockler employee. Just sayin'.

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  11. Thread: hobby beginner

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    Lake Placid.

    Lake Placid.
  12. Thread: Unique clock

    by DickB
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    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three...

    Thanks! A metric clock is not too hard - three pairs of gears ratio 1:10 and one pair 1:1 to reverse direction. Member JLT posted a nifty gear designer that I use.

    BTW no paper involved. I use...
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    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried...

    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried downloading your project but the software says I need a license.
  14. Thread: Unique clock

    by DickB
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    Geared metric clock

    This is a geared version of a metric clock I'm just finishing. (If you don't know what a metric clock is, look back to the start of this thread.) The clock is 18" in diameter. This one is going to a...
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    Delete the text after you have outlined it. ...

    Delete the text after you have outlined it. Looks like you should Flip Cut also.
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are...

    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are carved using a carving bit. Are you wanting to convert your project to a carving, or keep it as a V carve?
  18. Thread: Z truck trouble

    by DickB
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    Al's suggestion is definitely worth a try. I...

    Al's suggestion is definitely worth a try. I always keep a close eye on my machine while calibrating and loading bits, to make sure that the bit plate pops out etc. A couple weeks ago the bit was...
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    Great! I opened the image in paint.net and...

    Great! I opened the image in paint.net and enlarged it 400%. I applied a little bit of blur to smooth out some pixels - carefully; it is easy to over do this. I opened the image in Pattern Editor...
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    No. I did this one using a special note font and...

    No. I did this one using a special note font and Centerline Text:
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    Do you have a sample of your sheet music? I'm thinking that you may have issues with size and clarity.
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    That's odd. Some kind of defect in Outline tool?...

    That's odd. Some kind of defect in Outline tool?

    I cleaned your image up a little in a drawing program and pattern editor. See if it works for you. Keep the carving shallow, and the bigger the...
  22. Thread: Cutting acrylic

    by DickB
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    I actually tried my propane torch on one of the...

    I actually tried my propane torch on one of the inner circle scrap pieces. It polished the edge nicely, but also left a 1/16" bump on the surfaces top and bottom, so mixed results.
  23. Thread: Cutting acrylic

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    I cut two of these rings today using tabs and...

    I cut two of these rings today using tabs and 1/8" passes. One of the reasons for using tabs is it allowed me to load the blanks into my drill press to sand and polish the outside edges. The machine...
  24. Thread: Litho Help

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    I'm wondering if it is a bit length issue. If...

    I'm wondering if it is a bit length issue.

    If I understand your project, you should be prompted to load the cutting bit first. the machine will use it to find the board surface. then you will be...
  25. Thread: Finishing Cherry

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    Cherry naturally darkens with age. I do not use...

    Cherry naturally darkens with age. I do not use any stain on cherry. Polyurethane varnish or lacquer only.
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