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Hi Corey

Here's one or two of them ▼
http://www.routerforums.com/tool-swap-n-sell/4323-looking-glue-pot-2.html#post41564

It's a GREAT tool :),,,,I'm happy so far, I have run into a design error or two but that's just me :)
They have a MUFFER and a dust bag (all in one) on it that can't hold to may chips/saw dust and with it off the DB is about 150 or more so it's a real ear prot.is a must.
I did rework that part of the system, I don't want anybuddy to call the cops when I run it....:( (it was that loud but not now )
The bits are a pain to change, they are held in by 2 small Allen cap screws that have been put in with LocTite, so I needed to heat the Adapter up just a bit to break the seal (hey that's a good tip for someone ) so I said that sucks so I sent off for 4ea. 1/4" and 4ea. for 1/2" adapters,they are cheap only 3.50 bucks ea..that makes it nice.


They have a GREAT 1/8" bit that will cut a 3/4" board like butter without breaking, so I sent off for some of them also, plus some other bits as well and a extra 8meg. memory card :)

JUST Note about the 1/8" bit ,it's like the RotoZip bit in a way, but it's 1/4" shank ,it's like a upcut and a down cut bit on the same shank, the cutter is about 1 1/4" long and 2 1/2" over all long, and razor sharp :) high end carb.....
BCT125 Cutting Bit
http://www.carvewright.com/pricing.html

All in all, 4 stars out of 5 stars so far.

The key pad on the machine is a hard one to get down, the manual didn't give that info in deal tail, so I asked Charles M. (member of the forum) for some help on that one and like a champ he had the info I needed. :)
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I guess I should post that just incase someone needs it .

Bj


I think you're getting it but just to be sure, if you want to carve a piece that is 12 X 12 you will need to add at least 3-1/2" on each end. There are two options to do this:

1: Set the board dimensions to 12" X 19" in Designer and center the carving on the board. Using this method you would NOT choose the "Keep under Rollers" option.

2: Make the board 12" X 12" in the Designer program, use a 12 X 19 board and choose the K.U.R. option and Center on the Board.

If you are also going to cut out the carving or shape the edges you need to add at least 1/2" to each side in the width. The resulting board would have to be at least 13 X 19.

Does that help? ( Charles M.)
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Hey Corey

Taking about boxes did you see that link for a box that had a turned top on it made with 3 kinds of wood, It won 1st. prize on that forum, it was box joints and with a neat top on it , but it takes a lathe to make that one , that I know you have :) :) :) :).

Bj :)

I'm not to sure about the link but I think it was wood??????.com something , not to may members but a nice site.

If you want I will dig for it but I'm sure you can also,last week or so.

FOUND IT ▼, see picture below

http://www.woodworkslive.com/
http://www.woodworkslive.com/index.php/topic,4785.0.html

http://www.woodworkslive.com/Contest2007/main.php

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Thanks Bob

I wish I could take credit for them but it's the machine, it's GREAT :)

I just push the buttons so to speak and the machine starts up making them in about 10 mins. for one of them and about 15 mins. for the horse.
They don't look that great in MDF but I'm sure they will in hardwood like cherry/maple that's next, I just got to put some boards together the T & G way.

Bj :)

Bob N said:
BJ.....

Those are sooooo cool :cool:
 

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Just some more snapshots of what this GREAT machine can do :)
All the items below are done in 3/4" MDF
The shield was done in about 20 mins.
I can see alot of MDF fire wood being made until I get the machine down all the way :) :) BUT it's great fun as long as I have some MDF stock around to play with ,the shield was a bowed board about 1/2" out of wack and was under size by 3.250 " wide but the machine asked if I wanted to resize it to fit the board, smart machine :) :) :) or to say smart computer chip on the machine.



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Hi Joe

The ones I have done so far will get hung on the wall for a bit and then become firewood I think :)
One of them is on the way to GA. to my daughter ,she has a horse or two in the back 40.

But it will be a bit b/4 I get it down right ,the machine has a learning curve that I need to get down all the way before I use some good wood. :)

I'm going to make some maple cabinet doors to start off with,but it's fun to play with for now. :)

Bj :)
 

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Hi Corey

The bit is still like new :), ya I know, but it's a good one they sale them for 30.oo bucks ea. and can't keep them in stock, I'm not sure if others are breaking them or if they are like me just want more of a good thing, I think I told you about the 1/8" bit that cuts like butter, it's only one that can cut 1" stock the norm is 1/2" max. and that's pushing the bit hard.
I don't like to use a 1/8" bit the norm but this one I'm going to try on the router table and for inlay work,etc. it's that good :).

The bit only takes off .005 on each pass that maybe why the bit is still like new :) it runs at 20,000 rpm. and the motor is only 1hp. and it has a cable from the motor to the bit head that runs like a printer head and can be setup the same way, high,normal,draft , I have only use the normal so far and the head moves quick on the track just like a printer so to speak, neat tool,

I will post some more pictures just for kicks :) :)

Bj :)
 

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BJ, does the software interpret color images or do you have to assign values? It looks as if a high contrast B&W photo would cause severe carving with no soft edges. Is there a suggested file size for a jpg to get best results? Or do you need to use a bmp format? Is there a recommended thickness for the wood or do you enter the values and the PC compensates for it?
 

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Hi Mike

It will use just about anything but gif format works best so far.
Wood thickness, 3/4" the norm but you can put up to 5" tall/high in the machine and a min. of 1/2" the norm and 8ft long if you want,or long with outboard supports, the max is 15" wide and can push it to 15 1/2" if needed.
The Designer program has many.many tools and will let you setup just about anything you want to make/carve with the inport tool.
suggested file size, no but the higher the better,I'm using 5meg.for jpg files but then I resize them down toget them to fit.
You can download the software just for kicks and play with it for 30 days, it's fun software to play with, it's like a CAD program without all the junk.
Anyone can run the software it's that easy to use. :)

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Just some more snapshots :) :)

I had to make the Elvis ones , the BOSS is a Big fan and when see saw what I was doing she jump right on them and said OK BUD I want them made NOW !! and what ever she wants she gets. :) sometimes :) :)

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Hi Corey

Your right on :) , it just remove all the background , it can be set for both ways.

She likes it, the BOSS and I have been a pair for 44 years on the 6th, of April and it's like only a year or so for me, she is that great :) :) to put up with all my crap over the years.
I guess it's been longer than that I found her in the 5th grade and that was it for me, a FRIEND for life. :) :) :)
I guess I should say I was in the 5th grade at the same time :) :) LOL
We waited 10 years to have our 1st. little one but now she is 36 I guess that's more info than you wanted to know.. LOL LOL :).

Bj :)

challagan said:
Hi Bob, bet the Boss is real happy! Is the standing Elvis pretty much standing proud of the background or in other words it removed all the material around Elvis and the signature? Looks like it.
 

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Hi bob
I was just checking into them machines a few weeks ago.
My step father lives in North Carolina and he bought one awhile ago and he loves it.
He said they cost around $ 2,000 but well worth it. He just finished the last supper yesterday in no time.
He also mentioned that sears will be selling them.
Carve Wright even has it,s own forum if anyone needs ideas or help.

I wonder if you can buy them in Canada?
 

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I John
I got mind from Sears, because CarveWright was sold out I been using the software for about 60 days or so I have read all the posted item on the CarveWright forum and downloaded all the items I could find on the forum.

A note about Sears ,they just raise the price on the Scanning Probe to 400.oo bucks so CarveWright had to do the same ,it was 300.oo bucks.
But Sears as alot of buting power and the one with the bucks rules. :)

I not to sure about Canada they have funny rules about Mfg. selling items in Canada. do they have SEARS in Canada ? ?
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cranbrook2 said:
Hi bob
I was just checking into them machines a few weeks ago.
My step father lives in North Carolina and he bought one awhile ago and he loves it.
He said they cost around $ 2,000 but well worth it. He just finished the last supper yesterday in no time.
He also mentioned that sears will be selling them.
Carve Wright even has it,s own forum if anyone needs ideas or help.

I wonder if you can buy them in Canada?
 
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