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    Post the mpc. It looks like your dowel made it all the way around. Is the slot something at the beginning and/or end of the pattern? Since your pattern does not have any angle dependent features, you could just overlap at the end couldn't you?

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    Here's the file I used on the smaller carving #2 in the photo. On the second carve #3 I zoomed in close and
    could just see a lip, so I moved the pattern outward on each side slightly. I'm made another #4 where I added a
    rectangle and added a carve region to it and in designer it looks like it made more like carve #2. But with more detail
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    Here's the file I want to try today with a added carve region to bring the carving down closer to the one marked #2

    I just got a file from Eddie ( Thank You Eddie and John) I noticed this.
    There seems to be an edge and the file is sized to the board size.
    No clue on whyClick image for larger version. 

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    ropeballtest 4.mpc
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    Is the problem (in ropeballtest 2 ) not simply that the ball sweep ends with sharp drops at the ends. Change the board size to 8 inches long to see. Do you make it longer so the drops are off the board. Does that do it or do you need the pattern to not have those dropped edges .

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    James, I imported the stl file and did not have the area you mentioned. Also if you have a cut path or anything to remove the wood around the pattern you will see that.
    try placing the pattern on a larger board without any cut outs and look at it that way. Or you are not importing it properly.
    Using Designer 1.187, STL importer, Center line, conforming vectors, scanning probe/PE, and the ROCK chuck.

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    Eddie, I just did what you said and put it on a larger board.
    Just the pattern imported via STL importer, it came in with a 1/4" feather
    and set to pierce. Which I removed, then I saw the edge, I turned off the feather and it was gone
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    James check your email.
    Using Designer 1.187, STL importer, Center line, conforming vectors, scanning probe/PE, and the ROCK chuck.

    Eddie





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    This might help some. All "2 inch" dowels are not exactly 2 inches in diameter. (Judging by the ones I have purchased, and even the ones I have made with my dowel machine) So, If a dowel is 2.05 in diameter, (that is only 5/100 ") compaired to an exact 2 inch dowel, it's circumference is larger by more than 1/8". So, if you are wanting to wrap designs on a dowel, exact measurements should be taken of each dowel you use.
    On another note; When I lay out patterns on the board in designer, I capture a picture of it, then take it to Gimp, and map it to a cylinder, so I can see if the Ends will line up when carved. See the attached picture for example.
    I hope this helps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by eelamb View Post
    James check your email.
    I did many Thanks to you and John, I'm carving now.
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    Ok I understand, but you've peaked my curiosity with the Gimp part
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