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    Any idea of the step over when quality is...

    Any idea of the step over when quality is "optimal"?
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    Thank you for the information.

    Thank you for the information.
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    Right, I should have mentioned that this if for...

    Right, I should have mentioned that this if for raster carving with the 1/16" carving bit.
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    Board movement during carving

    Just a quick question..... how far does the board move during each pass of the carving bit? I am using 1.188 firmware.
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    Thanks, Toolstoday.com had exactly what I...

    Thanks, Toolstoday.com had exactly what I wanted... actually a little more. They offer the bits with hard TiN coatings.
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    Yes, they do have what I was looking for. Do you...

    Yes, they do have what I was looking for. Do you know if cw-parts.com is still in business? Their website shows a 1/16 ball nose bit with four flutes, for smoother cuts.
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    Not having any luck looking for 1/8" straight cnc...

    Not having any luck looking for 1/8" straight cnc cutting bits (with a 1" cutting depth) that match the one I got with my CW. Any suggestions for a source?
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    Looked at mscdirect's website, and can't seem to...

    Looked at mscdirect's website, and can't seem to find the 1/8" straight bit for cutting out a path. Any idea who might carry these?
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    That looks like what I have, but mine (I got a...

    That looks like what I have, but mine (I got a long time ago) are not as thick.
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    I guess I'm talking about bit stops. They are...

    I guess I'm talking about bit stops. They are round pieces with a 1/4" hole and a set screw to lock it onto the actual bits.
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    Bits for Rock Chuck

    I use the Rock Chuck. Where can I find the 1/4" diameter bits only (no shank pressed on) for my machine? Also, I will need the collars with set screw for the bits.

    Also, I have seen there is a...
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    Transfer cutout pattern from SolidWorks

    I have a piece sketched out in Solidworks that I would like to "import" somehow into a project file for a cutout. Does anyone know if this can be done?
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    I should have been more specific. I wanted to...

    I should have been more specific. I wanted to measure an existing plan, but your suggestion worked just fine. Thanks!
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    Distance Measurement

    I have several carvings on one piece of wood. Is there a way to measure a distance directly without using gridlines?
  15. Trying in install on new PC - update problems

    I am moving to a new PC with windows 10. I installed CW from my CD. It installed V1.131. When I tried to update to the latest free version -1.188, it crashed with the error message you see. How do...
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    The rails are about 5/8" wide. I did check the...

    The rails are about 5/8" wide. I did check the board visually looking down the board. I attach the rails with carpet tape, but have always done this. I put a strip of tape at each end of the board...
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    Just a little tip about board thickness

    I wanted to pass this along. I made two sets of coasters with team logos. I made these out of shorter material, so I used rails on the sides to meet the 7 inch rule.

    The first set was made from...
  18. Thanks for the explanation. BTW, what looked like...

    Thanks for the explanation. BTW, what looked like a remnant of the C from CYCLONES was actually some pesky remaining pixels that I didn't catch in the image when I worked on it. They really popped...
  19. That worked. Thanks! Why was that necessary...

    That worked. Thanks!

    Why was that necessary for the small circle? I guess I don't understand what clip carving exclusive does.

    Another question. When I apply a medium draft to the logo, it...
  20. Logo disappears when adding a lip around a coaster

    I carved the Iowa State coasters per the attached project "Iowa State Coaster 2". It worked just fine. So I decided to make it a little bit more interesting by putting a slightly raised rim around...
  21. Thanks for the detailed explanation. Much...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Much appreciated!
  22. Thanks for that simple answer. I was turning on...

    Thanks for that simple answer. I was turning on the grid first and then trying to find a place to change it.

    What about my question about construction lines?
  23. A couple of newbie questions about construction lines and grid lines

    I have a couple of questions that should have obvious answers, but I don't quite understand.

    First, when toggling grid lines, how can I change the spacing of the grid from 0.25"?

    Second, are...
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    I found the problem. I use the Rock Chuck and...

    I found the problem. I use the Rock Chuck and stop collars on the bits. I had the bits sticking out too far in the stop collars. I shortened them up, and am well into the carving now. Still using...
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    Well, the problems continue. I put a piece of...

    Well, the problems continue. I put a piece of credit card over the hole. It measured everything just fine. I'm using rails, so I told it not to keep the piece under the rollers, and then told it to...
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