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  1. Thread: US-Illinois

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    Any carvers in Central Illinois? I have been...

    Any carvers in Central Illinois?

    I have been following for a few years, but always good to connect with fellow carvers.

    Rob
  2. Thread: STL Files

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    STL Files

    Sorry newbie STL user. I have a few STL files that I would like to carve using the Carvewright.

    Do I understand correctly that I need the STL importer, that software allows importing into...
  3. Thread: z-axis stall 324

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    z-axis stall 324

    I have tried to read the various threads and troubleshoot, but am not finding my answer.

    Short story - turn on the machine, attempt to carve, immediate z-axis stall error. Have run the z axis...
  4. Thread: New Toy Box

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    Beautiful toybox. So cool! Like you, I keep...

    Beautiful toybox. So cool!

    Like you, I keep trying to make patterns. I can take pics and import them, but to make patters like that is still beyond me. I need a great tutorial <smile>.
    ...
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    What paint and application method do you use. ...

    What paint and application method do you use.

    Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
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    Wow, seems easy and I was over complicating it. ...

    Wow, seems easy and I was over complicating it. Thank you everyone. In general I am hearing:
    - Stain (if needed) then seal with shellac or lacquer.
    - paint using latex (not acrylic like I was...
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    Hi Henry, I do not have team viewer, but am...

    Hi Henry, I do not have team viewer, but am familiar with it. I believe my problem is on the finishing technique of actually painting the letters rather than using Centerline. Do you see it...
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    Filling in centerline letters

    I have been trying to create a few carvings that have words carved into the design. In finishing, I want to fill in the letters so that they are easier to read. My wife has some small paintbrushes...
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    Perfect. Thank you. I'll look locally and if...

    Perfect. Thank you. I'll look locally and if not Amazon has the same item as your summitracing link.

    It would be great if the local OReilly or Napa would have it!
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    Lubricating Flex Shaft

    I need to lubricate my flex shaft. Online instructions shows to use penetrating oil with graphite, and they sell it at Carvewright. I am hoping to purchase some locally to get up and running...
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    Well guys, it did it again. This time I have...

    Well guys, it did it again. This time I have better pictures. Personally, I am convinced that there is a quality control issue with this. I think there is a ring missing from the top of the tool...
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    The top hat and clip are in place, but I am...

    The top hat and clip are in place, but I am becoming very suspicious that the bearing is bad. I am going to try to use it this weekend and see what happens. If it falls out again, hopefully I can...
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    I walked away from the carving for about 10...

    I walked away from the carving for about 10 minutes.... of course that is when it happened. When I returned I had an axis error on the machine and the part was out. I should have taken a picture,...
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    Carvetight Spindle fell out

    I was in the middle of a 6 hour carve when the tool holder dropped out of the spindle. I had just upgraded it and the entire Carvetight had less than 5 hours of carve time on it. I talked with...
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    Problem resolved. I cleaned the rails REALLY...

    Problem resolved. I cleaned the rails REALLY good and then didn't seat the bit quite as high in the chuck. All worked great, until the last change to the 60 degree bit and it said it didn't...
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    Steve, I am currently using a stop collar. The...

    Steve, I am currently using a stop collar. The order is chuck adapter, collar, actual bit. Not sure I can do it any other way. Is that the correct order? It does feel that the bits are not down...
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    Bit not touching surface

    Finally using the Carvewright more, and it is leading to questions <smile>.

    Earlier today I was running a test carve and all went fine. I made some modifications, selecting a few different bits...
  18. Thread: Carving depth

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    Thank you Dick. This was tremendously helpful. ...

    Thank you Dick. This was tremendously helpful. My preference is the inverted, but the height setting made that more doable. I want to see what this looks like, but you are likely right, I will...
  19. Thread: Carving depth

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    Sure, here you go. Would appreciate your advice....

    Sure, here you go. Would appreciate your advice. You will notice, I am trying inverted, different depths, etc. as I try to determine what will work best, then I can apply it to the entire project.
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  20. Thread: Carving depth

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    Carving depth

    I want to carve some playing cards for a project in our game room. I have imported the cards and placed them, but when I ran a sample the depth of the clubs, hearts, etc made the card barely...
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    Thanks Dick. Great idea. How are you...

    Thanks Dick. Great idea.

    How are you attaching the 1" reusable board?
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    42" to 48", still designing. Centerline = yes

    42" to 48", still designing.

    Centerline = yes
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    Thanks, that is great information!!!!

    Thanks, that is great information!!!!
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    Carving wider than 12"

    I want to build a table with a carved top. The carving will span multiple boards. I have been thinking I would create a project for each board with a small amount of overlap, the cut off the...
  25. Thread: White wash finish

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    This is for an interior sign and I would like to...

    This is for an interior sign and I would like to have the wood grain show through.

    Great information guys. Thank you!!
    Rob
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