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Can anyone tell me if the Carvewright can be programmed to produce 45 degree angle edges in 1/2 inch material? Mitered corners for small boxes is the object. Can't get these accurate enough on my cheap table saw.
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You could always try doing it with a chamfering bit on the router table, and for a whole lot cheaper

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I assume you want all the carving possibilities of the Carvewright machine as well as the 45 miters. Otherwise there are otherways to do this much cheaper. A good table saw can be bought lot's cheaper and if you have a decent router set up you can do as doug advises, Bob and Rick do it. If the Carvewright can do it, member Bob J will know it!

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Hi dadsalmon

I'm not sure why you would want to do this type of job with the Carvewright machine it's true that the machine will take on any router bit you have, well almost all of them but this type of job can be done on the router table or the table saw on the hand router .

The Carvewright machine can't be "programmed" in the true sense of the word it's done with the Designer software that comes with the machine...
and you would select the router bit that you want to do the job and the machine would ask you to put that bit when it's ready to do the 45 deg. cut..

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I haven't used mine for miters yet but my understanding is that it will make them. You can even do 45į miters directly on the machine without any programming. Interestingly it uses a round nose bit (aka: core box bit) instead of a chamfer bit.
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I was not satisfied with the results on the router table with a chamfer bit. Left edges too ragged. I had hoped that would produce superiour results from my cheap table saw. Have limited room in my shop, so I must forgo the luxury of a larger table saw. I have been interested in the cnc routing capabilities, and would certainly use such a machine for far more than mitred edges. Just wondered if anyone had done that yet.
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How did the edge look? If there is no means of holding the stock down, the stock can ride up on a chamfer bit and give an uneven edge. Try using your featherboard to press down on the stock, maybe that will give you a better edge.

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Hi dadsalmon

I have not tried it and I would not and this is why

The stock is on a sanding belt (drive belt) and the belt moves the stock under the router bit so to say it will NOT cut the 45deg. true , it will Not destroy the belt that moves the stock to get the true 45deg.cut ,it needs to go by the end/edge of the stock to do so.
It will leave about a 1/16" of stock that you would need to remove by hand with a real sharp knife.... and I'm sure you don't want to do that..


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Bob I wonder if it was mounted on a 1/4" piece underneath and riding on it, if the same would be true. How much does programming really control the action of the cutter, or is it predicated strictly by the edges? How bout if it just referenced one edge? Hmmmm......
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Hi dadsalmon

That may work but I would not try it on my machine...
The program controls the cutter 100% you can select the bit and tell it how deep to run the bit...but the belts are not cheap and are not easy to reinstall on the machine all for a 45deg cut not me...



Tell you what goto the cravewright site and download the software it's free to try for about 60days... this will help you alot with your questions...

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Bob I wonder if it was mounted on a 1/4" piece underneath and riding on it, if the same would be true. How much does programming really control the action of the cutter, or is it predicated strictly by the edges? How bout if it just referenced one edge? Hmmmm......



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