Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: joesow

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1

    Default joesow

    I still can't break loose the QC Chuck using a heat gun. I have been advised that I will have to eat the QC body to red hot in order to break loose to Loc Tite. My fear is transmitting too much to the bearings. I can baffle the heat from all surrounding parts to protect from heat but am hesitant to apply that much heat with suggested propane torch. Any good suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My QC failed in my first 2 hours of operation. I think the QC is a poor design as when I observed the parts that flew out
    they looked to be defective from day one. Hopefully CW will make a change or the aftermarket suppliers will!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Hammond IN.



    Keep your chin up the QC is sometimes a tuff nut to crack. I changed my QC a few weeks ago. I followed the instructions with the exception of adding a 8" section of 3/4" conduit tubing on the wrench for better leverage. I used a heat gun and was able to set it so the air flow was directly on the QC nut. Use the square tool and insert it from the bottom. Hold the square wrench with a smaller diameter tube. Then grip the two extensions like a pair of plyers. Hold steady pressure while heat is applied. When the locktite heats up and releases spin the QC off the rest of the way before the locktite cools.

    The differance between the Master and the Apprentice,
    Is the skill in covering up his mistakes

    My lastest instrument. #50

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Rolla, Missouri


    Your just not getting the chuck hot enough. Direct the heat downward toward the top of the chuck. Let the heat soak for at least 30 seconds, then rotate the chuck 1/3 the way and heat another 30 seconds, repeat. If it still wont break loose keep heating 30 seconds at a time turning in between tries. Make doubly sure that your turning the wrench the right way. If you hold the spindle in place the chuck will turn clockwise as viewed from the top. It's easy to get wrong when working on something upside down.
    Happy carving , Jeff Birt

    Check out for CarveWright Accesories.

    Home of the 'Carving in the Dark' back lit LCD kit!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007



    That was an interesting putting the Allen wrench up through the bottom.... Never thought of that.... I have some #4 Square Drive Bits that might be long enough. I need to grind some of the metal off to make it fit the square...

    Using the two wrenches from the bottom is a very interesting concept.....

    I also wish they had designed the spindle shaft with a nut on the end so you could use 2 wrenches to remove the QC like you do on a router.... RJustice is working on a after market fix.... Soon...



    I have one that is stuck too.... ended up replacing the Z Spindle.
    Last edited by Digitalwoodshop; 09-17-2008 at 10:58 PM.
    Favorite Saying.... "It's ALL About the Brass Roller"..... And "Use MASKING TAPE" for board skipping in the X or breaking bits.

    Follow ME on Facebook

  5. Default

    Congratulations on successfully loosening the QC! Utilizing Ron Justice's tools and Jeff's heating advice, you were able to break it free despite the challenge of excessive thread locker. Now, you're eagerly awaiting the QC shipped from CW to resume carving, albeit dealing with phone issues stemming from Hurricane Ike. It seems Murphy's Law is fully operational! If you share my curiosity about technical solutions, I invite you to check out my latest blog post.
    Troubleshooting Email Not Receiving: Why Can't I Get Emails?

    Email has become an indispensable tool for communication in both personal and professional settings. However, encountering issues with receiving emails can be frustrating and disruptive. In this blog post, we'll explore common reasons why you may be experiencing difficulties with receiving emails and provide troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.

    Email Not Receiving : If you've noticed a sudden halt in receiving emails, there could be several reasons behind it. Let's delve into some potential causes and steps you can take to address the issue:

    1. Check Spam or Junk Folder : Sometimes, incoming emails may be filtered into the spam or junk folder by your email provider's filtering system. Check these folders regularly to ensure that legitimate emails are not being mistakenly marked as spam.

    2. Verify Email Settings : Review your email account settings to ensure that they are configured correctly. Check settings such as email filters, forwarding rules, and blocked senders lists to make sure they are not inadvertently preventing emails from reaching your inbox.

    3. Check Email Quota : If your email inbox has reached its storage limit, you may not be able to receive new emails until you free up space by deleting old or unnecessary emails. Check your email account's storage quota and delete any large attachments or old emails to make room for new messages.

    4. Verify Email Address : Double-check that the sender has entered your email address correctly when sending emails. Typos or errors in the email address can result in emails being sent to the wrong recipient or bouncing back as undeliverable.

    5. Check Email Server Status : Sometimes, issues with the email server or network connectivity can disrupt email delivery. Check the status of your email provider's servers or visit their website for any service outage announcements or maintenance notifications.

    Why Can't I Get Emails : If you're still unable to receive emails after checking the above factors, there may be deeper underlying issues that require further investigation. Here are some additional steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem:

    1. Check Internet Connection : Ensure that you have a stable and active internet connection. A weak or unstable connection can prevent your email client from syncing with the email server and receiving new messages.

    2. Restart Email Client : Close and reopen your email client or webmail interface to refresh the connection with the email server. Sometimes, restarting the email client can resolve temporary glitches or connectivity issues.

    3. Verify Email Account Settings : Review your email account settings, including incoming mail server settings (IMAP or POP), username, password, and SSL/TLS encryption settings. Ensure that they match the settings provided by your email provider.

    4. Contact Email Provider : If you've exhausted all troubleshooting steps and are still unable to receive emails, it may be time to contact your email provider's customer support for assistance. They can investigate the issue further and provide personalized guidance to resolve the problem.

    In conclusion, encountering issues with email not receiving can be frustrating, but by following the troubleshooting steps outlined above, you can identify and resolve the problem effectively. Whether it's checking spam folders, verifying email settings, or contacting your email provider for support, taking proactive steps can help ensure that you don't miss out on important messages. Remember to stay patient and persistent as you work through the troubleshooting process, and don't hesitate to seek assistance if needed. With the right approach, you'll be back to receiving emails smoothly in no time.

  6. Default

    After overcoming the tight grip of the QC with the help of Ron Justice's tools and Jeff's heating advice, I'm now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the QC shipped from CW so I can get back to carving. Despite facing phone issues caused by Hurricane Ike, it seems Murphy's Law is in full swing! If you share my curiosity about technical problem-solving, I invite you to check out my latest blog post.

    Navigating ADT Customer Service: Resolving Setup and Device Issues

    ADT is a trusted name in home security, offering a range of products and services to help protect your home and loved ones. However, like any technology, ADT systems may encounter issues that require troubleshooting and support. In this blog post, we'll explore common issues ADT users may encounter during setup and with specific devices, such as doorbell cameras. We'll also provide guidance on accessing ADT customer service for assistance.

    ADT Customer Service Number : When you encounter issues with your ADT system, having access to reliable customer service is essential for resolving problems quickly and efficiently. ADT provides a dedicated customer service number that you can call for assistance with setup, troubleshooting, billing inquiries, and more. If you need help with your ADT system, don't hesitate to reach out to ADT customer service at [insert ADT customer service number].

    ADT Setup : Setting up an ADT security system is a straightforward process, but users may encounter challenges along the way. Whether you're installing a new system or adding additional devices to your existing setup, here are some tips to ensure a smooth setup experience:

    1. Read the Instructions : Before beginning the setup process, carefully read the setup instructions provided by ADT. Following the manufacturer's guidelines will help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure that your system is configured correctly.

    2. Choose the Right Location : Proper placement of security devices is crucial for effective monitoring and protection. When setting up your ADT system, choose strategic locations for sensors, cameras, and control panels to maximize coverage and deterrence.

    3. Test the System : Once your ADT system is installed, perform a comprehensive test to ensure that all components are functioning correctly. Test each sensor, camera, and control panel to verify that they are communicating with the central monitoring station and responding as expected.

    4. Connect to Monitoring Service : If you've subscribed to ADT's monitoring service, make sure to complete the setup process to connect your system to the monitoring center. This will enable professional monitoring and dispatch in the event of an alarm.

    ADT Doorbell Camera Not Working : Doorbell cameras are an integral part of many ADT security systems, providing visibility and surveillance at your doorstep. If your ADT doorbell camera is not working as expected, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take:

    1. Check Power Source : Ensure that your ADT doorbell camera is receiving power and that the power source is functioning correctly. Dead batteries or power outages can cause the camera to stop working.

    2. Verify Connection : Check the connection between your ADT doorbell camera and your home's Wi-Fi network. Poor Wi-Fi signal strength or network connectivity issues can prevent the camera from operating properly.

    3. Restart Camera : Try restarting your ADT doorbell camera by unplugging it from the power source, waiting for a few seconds, and plugging it back in. This can sometimes resolve temporary glitches or software issues.

    4. Update Firmware : Ensure that your ADT doorbell camera's firmware is up-to-date. Manufacturers often release firmware updates to address bugs, improve performance, and add new features. Check for firmware updates in the camera's settings menu or ADT's online portal.

    5. Contact ADT Support : If you've tried the above troubleshooting steps and your ADT doorbell camera is still not working, contact ADT customer support for assistance. Their knowledgeable support team can help diagnose the problem and provide guidance on resolving it.

    In conclusion, ADT offers reliable home security solutions backed by responsive customer service. Whether you're setting up a new system or troubleshooting issues with specific devices like doorbell cameras, ADT's customer service team is available to help. By following the tips outlined in this blog post and reaching out to ADT customer service when needed, you can ensure that your home remains protected and secure with ADT.
    After overcoming the tight grip of the QC with the help of Ron Justice's tools and Jeff's heating advice, I'm now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the QC shipped from CW so I can get back to carving. Despite facing phone issues caused by Hurricane Ike, it seems Murphy's Law is in full swing! If you share my curiosity about technical problem-solving, I invite you to check out my latest blog post.

  7. Default

    Congratulations on successfully overcoming the challenges of dealing with a stubborn QC! With the assistance of Ron Justice's tools and Jeff's heating recommendation, you were able to break it loose despite encountering excessive thread locker. Now, all that's left is to await the arrival of the QC shipped from CW so you can resume your carving work, even though you're facing phone issues caused by Hurricane Ike. It seems like Murphy's Law is definitely at play here! If you're intrigued by technical problem-solving like I am, I invite you to check out my latest blog post.
    Troubleshooting Common Issues with Yahoo Mail

    Yahoo Mail is a popular email service used by millions of people around the world. While Yahoo Mail generally provides a smooth and efficient email experience, users may encounter occasional issues that affect their productivity and user experience. In this blog post, we'll address three common issues that Yahoo Mail users may encounter: slow performance, search problems, and spam settings. We'll explore potential causes of these issues and provide tips for resolving them effectively.

    Yahoo Mail Slow : One of the most frustrating issues Yahoo Mail users may face is slow performance, where the interface feels sluggish and unresponsive. Slow loading times and delays in sending or receiving emails can disrupt workflow and hinder productivity. Here are some potential causes of Yahoo Mail slowness and steps to improve performance:

    1. Internet Connection : Slow internet speeds or intermittent connectivity issues can contribute to sluggish performance in Yahoo Mail. Ensure that you have a stable and high-speed internet connection to optimize your email experience.

    2. Browser Compatibility : Yahoo Mail may perform differently across various web browsers. Try accessing Yahoo Mail using a different browser to see if performance improves. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are popular choices that are compatible with Yahoo Mail.

    3. Clear Cache and Cookies : Accumulated cache and cookies in your web browser can slow down Yahoo Mail's performance over time. Clearing your browser's cache and cookies can help improve speed and responsiveness.

    4. Update Browser : Ensure that your web browser is up-to-date with the latest version. Browser updates often include performance improvements and bug fixes that can enhance your Yahoo Mail experience.

    5. Disable Browser Extensions : Some browser extensions or plugins may interfere with Yahoo Mail's functionality and cause it to run slowly. Try disabling or removing unnecessary extensions to see if performance improves.

    Yahoo Mail Search Issues : Another common issue that Yahoo Mail users may encounter is difficulty searching for specific emails or contacts within their mailbox. Search problems can be frustrating, especially when trying to locate important information quickly. Here are some tips for troubleshooting Yahoo Mail search issues:

    1. Check Search Filters : Ensure that your search filters are correctly configured to include the desired email folders, date range, and other criteria. Adjust the search filters as needed to narrow down your search results.

    2. Use Advanced Search : Yahoo Mail offers an advanced search feature that allows you to specify multiple search criteria, such as sender, subject, keywords, and attachment types. Utilize advanced search options for more precise results.

    3. Clear Search History : Clearing your search history in Yahoo Mail can sometimes resolve search issues caused by corrupted data or conflicting settings. Navigate to the search history settings in Yahoo Mail and clear the search history.

    4. Reindex Mailbox : In some cases, reindexing your mailbox can help resolve search problems by refreshing the search index. Contact Yahoo Mail support for assistance with reindexing your mailbox if necessary.

    Yahoo Mail Spam Settings : Spam emails are unwanted messages that clutter your inbox and can potentially contain malicious content or phishing attempts. Yahoo Mail provides robust spam filtering options to help users manage and reduce spam. Here's how you can adjust spam settings in Yahoo Mail:

    1. Spam Filter : Yahoo Mail automatically filters suspected spam emails into the Spam folder. Review the emails in your Spam folder periodically to ensure that legitimate emails are not being incorrectly marked as spam.

    2. Blocked Addresses : Yahoo Mail allows you to block specific email addresses or domains to prevent them from sending you emails. Manage your blocked addresses list to filter out unwanted senders.

    3. Safe Senders List : Conversely, you can add trusted email addresses or domains to your Safe Senders list to ensure that emails from these contacts are not mistakenly filtered as spam.

    4. Report Spam : If you receive spam emails in your inbox, report them as spam to Yahoo Mail by marking them as spam or junk. This helps improve Yahoo Mail's spam filtering algorithms and reduces future spam emails.

    5. Spam Settings: Review and customize your spam settings in Yahoo Mail to adjust the level of aggressiveness for spam filtering. You can choose to automatically delete spam emails, move them to the Spam folder, or mark them with a spam label.

    In conclusion, while Yahoo Mail is a reliable email service, users may encounter occasional issues such as slow performance, search problems, and spam filtering issues. By following the troubleshooting tips and adjusting settings as needed, you can optimize your Yahoo Mail experience and ensure smooth operation. If you're unable to resolve these issues on your own, don't hesitate to reach out to Yahoo Mail support for assistance. With the right approach, you can enjoy a seamless and efficient email experience with Yahoo Mail.

  8. #8

    Default To all that replied

    Thanks fellows for your advice. I am waiting for the tools to arrive from RJustis and hopefully they will arrive tomorrow. Supposedly, CW is sending me a warranty replacement as my machine only has two hours on it before the QC flew apart. I am very disappointed as to the quality of the QC. I think CW had better make a decision to come up with a better chucking arrangement. I hope RJustis gets time to get his aftermarket Chuck on the market soon. I'm sure it will be a sell out for him. I put CW's QC in the category of a good thought but a bad move. The inner ball retainer ring of the QC broke because the spiral Grooves were too deep and there was less than .030 wall thickness holding the bit adapter in place. The Bit adapter was fretted and the Inner ring has a crystallization at the break point suggesting much flexing before it let loose. All I had left was the QC taper body left. I found all the parts except the three balls and I suspect they are orbiting around the Earth. It is a great machine but I don't have much faith in the QC ever being worth a Tinkers Damn. Come on CW, you have a great machine but it will always limp from the QC Achilles Heel if you don't come up with a better chucking arrangement. I'd be very happy to have a wrench or two to change the bit. Quick Change is a good idea but if it flies apart, who needs it. I use a Router table daily and change bits several time an a hour and I could be happy with that type of arrangement on the CW.

    I'll get off my Soap Box and once again, I thank you all for your replies. I will give you the results if I ever get the Bugger off!


  9. Default

    I too have cursed the QC. It is a great idea actually. Just needs some modifications to improve its reliability. I have had QC problems since day one. Having the flat wrench that you use to change the QC with is a lifesaver. If the QC gets a little sticky or wont release the bit then with the flat wrench just give it a little turn to free it up. Also im not sure if its S.O.P from LHR but i put a dab of Liquid Wrench w/Cerflon on the collets with every use before inserting into the chuck.
    Then later i remember cursing my drill. Because the bit wouldnt stay tight and would spin in the chuck then i would try to tighten it more and the key was stripping causing me to bust my knuckles. Hmmmmmm.

    "Premium, Kiln Dried, Dimensioned to your request, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Poplar, woods limited quanities"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Bruce Wi.


    In reference to QC , if you have any old wrenches from old raidial-arm saws or some table saws. I am speaking of the blade changing wrench. One fit the nut perfectly,you also have a long handle.

    Wooden Nickel

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts