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Question Inherited a CarveWright CW.01.01

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I've recently inherited a CarveWright model CW.01.01, software (Project Designer), a scanning probe and some bits from a friend of mine. Does anyone have any familiarity with this tool/software?

I'm really interested in using this, but it's a bit out of my wheelhouse for the moment.

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Bruce, I have one. Its a nifty little machine but it has quirks. But once you figure them out it can do some very cool things.

If you haven't yet, also join the CW forum as well for real expert advice if needed. The group there is friendly and helpful. Also, as a bonus, there are also thousands of free patterns on the site that have been shared over the years. Quality of the patterns is all over the place so it does take some sifting. There is also a dedicated pattern store with excellent/decent patterns. Disclaimer: I sell on there.

The CW uses a proprietary format for its patterns. Pros and cons. No gcode worries. Upload the pattern with desired size, height and depth and the machine will cut it. What you see is what you get. After hundreds, if not thousands, of carvings I have no ideas what gcode looks like. The cons is lack of control. It will cut at the speeds programmed by the firmware based on the bit and pattern requirements. Go through the tutorials at the CW website. They will help immensely.

I have focused on pattern building using 3rd party software for it so I don't have a deep knowledge of the software. The software is sold as separate modules giving additional functionality but the base software is sufficient for most things. The software modules can get pricey but if you are not planning on making your own patterns then you really don't need them.

Best of luck with your CW. There is a lot of love it or hate it feelings associated with it and not much in-between.

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Bruce
I had one, never had problem
If you have not done it contact CarveWright ownership is transferable
Like Oscar says CarveWright really friendly
Keep it clean dust seems to be a problem with safety switchers
Software easy to learn and use
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There is a lot of love it or hate it feelings associated with it and not much in-between.

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LOL - Thanks Oscar - I was kinda picking up on that as I was looking around.

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If you have not done it contact CarveWright ownership is transferable
Thanks John! I did read that and reached out to CarveWright support to find out what the process is for doing that.

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We had one here at work for a short time, we had the lemon, designing in it was not bad to learn but it has been a long time ago. You will defiantly want to keep the dust out of it as much as possible.
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There is also a Carvaholics FaceBook pager for CarveWright users. Between it and the CW forum they/we should be able to get you up and running. As mentioned, dust collection is highly recommended. The CarveWright web site has a "support" section with all of their training information, manuals and hardware support.
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