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    Default First Carves

    After a few months trying to get through a carve successfully, finaly found some success. These are my first few carves.

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    really simple first one i did, gave it to my girlfriend who put it in her mothers casket a couple of weeks ago when she passed

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    learned a lesson on thin fonts and size of the peice with this name placard i tried to make for my sister

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    making this one as a gift for my friend for his dental practice, slight error on the carve on the left hand side, not sure if its an image problem or carvewright problem, tried sanding it down but hell i figure hes messed up on my dental work enough using me as a guinea pig, he can be mine
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    here it is stained and sealed

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    Good first carves, Glad to see you got it going.

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    The dentist sign may be a tracking issue. Did you use tape on the keypad side bottom of the board? That may cure that issue.
    The thin fonts could be a height/depth issue. set the depth shallower and or the height to 50-75. Pine is bad about chipping like that, it is so soft. you might get away with it as is in oak.

    Anyway nice carves. They are much better than my first ones.

    Brent
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    Pretty darn good for first carves. The software certainly has a learning curve but you are on the way now. Look forward to seeing your next carves.

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    just right for first carves .
    Start with s few small projects and you can get the feel of the C/W.
    Good start!

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    Nice job on your first carves, Shasta. It had to be special to have the cross placed on your girlfriend's mother's casket. Very nice...
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    Very nice set of carvings, if you need some help, give me a call or drop me a line by e-mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by blhutchens View Post
    The dentist sign may be a tracking issue. Did you use tape on the keypad side bottom of the board? That may cure that issue.
    The thin fonts could be a height/depth issue. set the depth shallower and or the height to 50-75. Pine is bad about chipping like that, it is so soft. you might get away with it as is in oak.

    Anyway nice carves. They are much better than my first ones.

    Brent
    did not do the tape thing...unfamiliar with it to be honest, maybe you can explain it to me? since that carve I am now getting a front roller issue, not sure why or how to fix it at the moment.

    i have some poplar that may work better on small fonts?

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    What you do is use a strip of masking tape along the bottom edge of the board where the board goes over the brass roller, (the keypad side of the machine). What this does is allow the brass roller to grip into the tape and get accurate readings. I do this on every board and every jig and sled. You will notice the difference. I will see if I can find a pic to show you what I mean.

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    Here is a pic of the bottom of one of my sleds. Showing the masking tape. I think this idea came from Al on the forum and it works wonders.

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