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    Quote Originally Posted by bergerud View Post
    Carrier in action. Some black walnut only 3/8" thick with a support board under it.
    So COOL, Dan! Excellent accessory for all.
    Michael T
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    Dan,

    I just bought the project from the Pattern Depot and I have been reviewing the instructions. It looks fairly straight forward and I plan to build mine out of Oak tomorrow. In the notes for the UCB-36 you stated that 5/8" thick boards could be substituted for the 1/2" boards with a couple of modifications. Can this be applied to the UCB-24 also? Since I have to plane the boards to thickness it would be less planing.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNelson46 View Post
    Dan,

    I just bought the project from the Pattern Depot and I have been reviewing the instructions. It looks fairly straight forward and I plan to build mine out of Oak tomorrow. In the notes for the UCB-36 you stated that 5/8" thick boards could be substituted for the 1/2" boards with a couple of modifications. Can this be applied to the UCB-24 also? Since I have to plane the boards to thickness it would be less planing.
    Sure. The first ones I made were all 5/8". The touch hole is then right in the middle of the side. I would have made the plans for 5/8" only I figured 5/8" MDF was hard to find.

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    Thanks Michael.

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    Too many parts.........
    It is true, I always seem to end up making lots of parts. You should see some of my other projects.

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    If I can get my cw to work I will certainly consider it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    Actually Suzanne it is not that bad. It looks like a lot to begin with but once you get started it is pretty easy. Mine is almost complete.

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    Suzanne,

    The carrier may also beat the stair stepping problem we have had on cutouts. If the tracking problems really are caused by cutting bit vibration near the brass roller (as I think), then the carrier would fix it. All of my cutouts so far using the carrier have been right on, so, I am hopeful.

    Start another thread on your problem and lets get it fixed!

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    How bout a video Dan ...
    Mans Quest for knowledge,,, means he'll always find a way !!

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    I think there would have to be a sequence of videos. I did make one:

    http://forum.carvewright.com/showthr...725#post245725

    I have been thinking about it.

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    I finished my carrier base today. I will have to try it out tomorrow. I am wondering if I missed something as the side rails will only go down to hold a 1" board. The dowel on the touch block bottoms out in the slot stopping the rails from going down all the way. I am thinking about cutting off the dowels and gluing strips of 1/4" plywood on the sides making a channel for the touch block guides as I am worried about weakening the carrier by lengthening the slots. Like I said I might have missed something.

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    Just flip the blocks over!

    Edit: I mean so the dowels are out.

    Edit edit: you could also leave the blocks off. If the bit cannot make it down to the blocks, they do nothing anyway. If I recall, a 1" board with the standard carving bit is the limit of bit reach.
    Last edited by bergerud; 05-13-2015 at 02:39 PM.

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