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    I have carved the 1/4" Candlestone material at 180 and 450. I find that not enough light will project through it. Has anyone carved it deeper that that with success? Thanks

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    I stay with the recommended settings for the most part. I might adjust the height a little up or down but never deeper. What kind of lighting are you using? I also paint the inside of my boxes white for better reflection of the light.
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    That's the problem, I am not using any lighting, I am relying on natural sunlight. I have carved many using this method (but not candlestone, just regular lexan) and they were great in a window. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1 View Post
    That's the problem, I am not using any lighting, I am relying on natural sunlight. I have carved many using this method (but not candlestone, just regular lexan) and they were great in a window. Thank you.
    Is the color of the material different? I bet so and that does play a big factor in how much light comes through.
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    Yes it is, you are right. They are both white but the Candlestone is not a brilliant white, more of a flat white. As well the texture of the Candlestone is coarse. So. that mab take in to play as well. I have some leads for lighting material from Amazon.ca that may help towards a lighted box. Thanks Floyd for all your help throughout the year and Merry Christmas.

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