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    A few signs and stuff

    I really like the CW for making signs, my skills are developing as I go along.
    The last one is not carved yet I just drew it up last night.
    The carves take about 3 hours on optimal and the signs...
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    Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
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    Creating wavy patterns

    This question may have been answered before I just don't know how to word it in a search.

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    I know it is easy enough to do this with grayscale images I am trying to speed things up a little....
  4. Thread: Cremation Urn

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    First sorry for your loss. I just made an urn...

    First sorry for your loss.
    I just made an urn last month for my niece. I didn't use my carvewright though I used a scrollsaw.
    The one inch per pound rule is pretty accurate.
    The cremains came in...
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    I like 5/4 cedar decking. I glue up panels from...

    I like 5/4 cedar decking. I glue up panels from the 6 inch strips and take them to a cabinet shop for surface sanding. I think the thicker wood looks better then 3/4 stock
    I have also used PVC trim...
  6. how to elliminate air carve when things go wrong

    I was under the gun to get a project done and 4 hours in the brushes on the cut motor went.
    78500 I installed the new brushes but I didnt want to "AirCarve for 4 hours.
    I opened up the carve file...
  7. Thread: Cut Motor Help

    by Carl H
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    Thank you everyone. I got replacement brushes at...

    Thank you everyone. I got replacement brushes at a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Sanded them down to specs and the used the springs and caps from the old set.
    Tested the motor and at first it ran at...
  8. Thread: Cut Motor Help

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    Thanks I will check when I get home. I had...

    Thanks I will check when I get home. I had brushes but I am not sure where I out them. Can someone give me the dimensions of the brushes so I can grab some locally. I live in Canada.
  9. Thread: Cut Motor Help

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    Cut Motor Help

    I was running the machine today and 80% through a 5 hour carve I heard the cut motor slowing down like it was under a heavy load. Then I got a z axis stall.
    I removed the board. cleaned everything...
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    I use a software called SigMaker 3. it is free...

    I use a software called SigMaker 3. it is free and can import glyphs to any TTF font. It is very straight forward. I found the only real issue is if the glyph has too many lines.
    You can import...
  11. Thread: Eagle sign WIP

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    Thanks for all the kind comments. The finish...

    Thanks for all the kind comments.

    The finish is not complicated. It is really embarrassing when people ask me how long it takes to do it.
    I use a product called Briwax. the great thing is you...
  12. Thread: Eagle sign WIP

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    getting there but some more to I still have to...

    getting there but some more to I still have to work on the tail
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    I am working on a budget and sometimes I need...

    I am working on a budget and sometimes I need text that is warped or follows a path.
    I do it one of two ways. I either create my text to path with my desktop publisher and export it as a raster...
  14. Thread: Eagle sign WIP

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    Eagle sign WIP

    I had a repeat customer ask if I could carve a sign on an irregular shaped piece of wood.
    At first I thought no problem I will use a carrier board.
    They wanted a sign originally 36 x 36. on...
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    Here is a pattern you can use to try out the...

    Here is a pattern you can use to try out the splicing of two halves of a carved object. I carved it tonight but I haven't cut it and glued it yet.
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    excuse the typo in the tutorial. lol it should...

    excuse the typo in the tutorial. lol it should say "By setting" not "My setting"
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    My way of saving time on large signs

    Here is a tutorial of how to save 70% carving time on some styles of larger signs.
    I also explain how to get two parts of a larger scene carve and cut and glue them together with high accuracy and...
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    probably about 12 hours not including the...

    probably about 12 hours not including the computer work. 6 hours carving and another 6 painting and assembly, trimming the boards. I tend to build and modify as I go along. was nice being able to...
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    Thomas the Train Table

    I carved something other than a sign for a change.
    This is in MDF. The end panels took 2 hours each and the side panels 20 minutes.
    I got the MDF in 2 foot by 4 foot sheets, and made the whole...
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    Very Nice. I like them a lot

    Very Nice. I like them a lot
  21. Thread: Kinda cool

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    Kinda cool

    I know I posted a pic of a sign I did with a Bulls Skull pattern that I got from CNCminiprojects.
    I can now call myself a Weekend CNC Warrior,
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  22. Thread: A growth chart

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    My son had an idea to make it out of 1/2 MDF and...

    My son had an idea to make it out of 1/2 MDF and just wide enough to fit in a door jamb, specially for apartment dwellers or renters. We are also looking at giraffes, trees, train tracks with Thomas...
  23. Thread: A growth chart

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    A growth chart

    I made this growth chart for my grandson. It is just a 1x4 and takes less that 30 minutes to make.
    I carved the ruler with a 60 degree vbit set at .07, I think it is a little deep for staining, next...
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    Not that impressive. I put the wrong name on the...

    Not that impressive. I put the wrong name on the sign! DOH! I will have to r ecarve tomorrow.
    Looks like I have a sample for my wall anyway. :oops:
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    This is a paint station for painting gaming...

    This is a paint station for painting gaming models. I made this as a gift. it will be in a prize package for a painting contest.
    It is made of 1/2 inch baltic birch ply. I carved the logo and the...
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