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    I do not think it was a bad batch of motor back...

    I do not think it was a bad batch of motor back then. It was more of fatigue of the plastic from all of the vibration caused by the out of balance quick change chuck. I do not recall of hearing of...
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    That end of the motor breaking is the first one...

    That end of the motor breaking is the first one for me. Prior to it breaking have you noticed a lot of vibration/noise while carving? Quality of your carvings been getting worse? My thought process...
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    Was the cracking at the end of the motor where...

    Was the cracking at the end of the motor where the flex shaft attaches? I had one like that and I believe it was from how the flex shaft flexes at that point and causes some stress to the end of the...
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    The only thing that I do not see that you have...

    The only thing that I do not see that you have done is check the head for being level from the key pad end compared to the bit plate end.

    Check the level of the head by measuring from the top of...
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    Both seem to be normal.

    Both seem to be normal.
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    As per the CW recommendations there needs to be...

    As per the CW recommendations there needs to be some play/movement in the rod.
  7. Thread: Spindle shaft

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    I took the motor out of the machine and sprayed...

    I took the motor out of the machine and sprayed some wd-40 into the end of the motor. Then I used some pliers to grab the shaft right at the motor end twisted/pried to break it loose. Once out I did...
  8. Thread: Chef pattern

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    Oscar did all of the hard work! ;)

    Oscar did all of the hard work! ;)
  9. Thread: Lithopanes

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    No it is not needed but you do get a great...

    No it is not needed but you do get a great preview with Pro. Just follow the instructions in the tips n tricks newsletter for carving lithophanes.
  10. Thread: Chef pattern

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    https://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018...

    https://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/chef-clipart-female-7.jpg

    https://www.sccpre.cat/show/iwJowwi_cook-clip-art-vector-holding-a-menu-cook/
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    When you say YES to staying under the rollers the...

    When you say YES to staying under the rollers the machine will ADD 7" to your design size length and look for a board at least that long. If it sees the board even a small amount shorted than...
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    You can verify the depth of cut by placing the...

    You can verify the depth of cut by placing the mouse pointer on an area on the board and viewing the depth of the area in the bottom left hand corner in Designer. There will be 3 different numbers....
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    115 lbs is to high. You stand the chance of...

    115 lbs is to high. You stand the chance of stripping the X drive gears with it being that high.
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    An ah sh*t moment for sure, been there done that....

    An ah sh*t moment for sure, been there done that. You can not resume the carving but you can recover it.

    Draw a rectangle over the area that has been carved but leave the rectangle just a bit...
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    It looks to be off in the X axis and to me the...

    It looks to be off in the X axis and to me the full carving is off in the X axis direction.
  16. Thread: font sizes

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    It sounds like you need to start from the...

    It sounds like you need to start from the beginning with some basic design help. This link will take you step by step for making proper designs for carving and cutting them out and how to set up the...
  17. Thread: font sizes

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    Did you get any message about scaling? Are...

    Did you get any message about scaling? Are carving the text and then trying to cut them out?
  18. Thread: Acrylic

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    Drag bit.......

    Drag bit.......
  19. Thread: Acrylic

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    Joe Lovchik has said he has used one. I think you...

    Joe Lovchik has said he has used one. I think you need to un do the flex shaft.
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    Nice looking set!

    Nice looking set!
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    The link to it.......

    The link to it.... http://support.carvewright.com/carving-jigs-carrier-boards-sleds-and-rails/

    I went there to look it up but it was not showing in the list on the page so I did a search and find.
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    Yes there is a tips and tricks newsletter for...

    Yes there is a tips and tricks newsletter for building a jig/sled/carrier board for carving. It can be found on the CW site in the support section.
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    I do not have any machine measuring problems with...

    I do not have any machine measuring problems with my LED lighting system in the machine. 12v 1amp power source.
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    You have already done the other things I would...

    You have already done the other things I would suggest doing. Sorry as I do not know what else to mention.
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    File preview is only in the Pro version. Try...

    File preview is only in the Pro version. Try increasing your rendering cache size. It is found in the "preference" settings under the "edit" tab. Default is 16MB, try 256mb or higher.

    If you...
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