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    Remember that the machine thinks the carving size...

    Remember that the machine thinks the carving size is whatever the board size you set in Designer. It will only let you jog to areas which keep the carving (virtual board in Designer) on the measured...
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    The right switch is only for the cut motor. The...

    The right switch is only for the cut motor. The left switch causes the computer to pause like pressing the stop button. Your cut motor cut out but the computer kept "carving".

    Sounds like a good...
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    Under normal operation, the switch should be...

    Under normal operation, the switch should be always closed. If you have opened the cover often to pause the machine, it might explain the burnt out switch. This causes arcing in the switch. The...
  4. The 1/64th was because each face edge was also...

    The 1/64th was because each face edge was also being cut down 1/64th as the sphere was being carved. The cube was getting smaller as the procedure progressed.
  5. What you want to do is actually very difficult as...

    What you want to do is actually very difficult as it requires accuracy which is not easy to get from the machine. Repeatability for all six sides, in my opinion, can only be done if you make a jig...
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    It is just a different wood texture. Under view -...

    It is just a different wood texture. Under view - texture - lithopane
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    You could also just take a picture. Best to be as...

    You could also just take a picture. Best to be as far away as possible and zoom in. Put the object on a white background. Raise or lower to remove the background when importing into Designer.
  8. In fact, the brass roller encoder is the same as...

    In fact, the brass roller encoder is the same as the motor encoders. (All four the same!) The circuit board is not soldered on and so it provides perfect repair parts for a motor encoder.
  9. My crude understanding is as follows: The brass...

    My crude understanding is as follows: The brass roller encoder is the accurate encoder. It is calibrated (and can be re-calibrated) to accurately measure the board position. The X motor encoder...
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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.
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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.
  15. 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?
  19. 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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