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Hi Mike

Here's a test run in Poplar , take a look at them and then we can talk about them. :)

I know you said you wanted white pine BUT....
All items are 1/2" x 7.5" x 11.5 " white Poplar, White Pine just can't hold the edge.

NOTE***** the last 3 pictures is what it would like if I INVERT your pattern.
:) Most of my parts stick out from my body and in your pattern they sink in ;) :)



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Thanks Mark

It's a fun toy and one of my best toys so far :)

Bj :)

It would take me weeks to make one and the machine can do it in about 30 mins. or so.
Plus it's fun to see what Mike looks like :)
Your NEXT BUD.. Bj :)


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OH WOW :D. That is really awesome Bob!!!!
 

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Hi Dave

I could but all you would see would be the router head move a bit, no real chips just saw dust on the bottom of the machine..
But tell you what they have a video at the site below that will show it at work.

http://www.carvewright.com/video.html

Bj :)

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Bj, do you think you post a couple pics of the machine in action? Just a couple throwing some chips.
 

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Thanks Bj

Thanks Bj. Took a look. Fast little sucker. If I remember right, you said the card was hard to get out? :confused: :confused: The man in the demo didn't seem to have any trouble. :rolleyes: Maybe you're not holding you mouth right. :D
 

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Hi Dave

But he didn't have saw dust all over it, I think I'm going to find some of the little rubber things you put on your fingers, I'm not sure what they call them but I'm sure Office Max will know what I mean :) when I say I want some rubbers for my fingers :) :) :) LOL,,, I hope they have the right size. :)

Bj :)


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Thanks Bj. Took a look. Fast little sucker. If I remember right, you said the card was hard to get out? :confused: :confused: The man in the demo didn't seem to have any trouble. :rolleyes: Maybe you're not holding you mouth right. :D
 

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BJ, I see your point about more contrast before doing the set up in the software. I agree that the images need to be inverted. Seeing the resulting carving makes all the difference, far better than viewing with the lighting direction tool. The results from that test cut are still worthwhile. The reason I specified 1/2" thick Pine was the thought that it would be inexpensive and easy to use for a simple box lid. If you make and send me the Routerforums sign I will attach it to my Router Workshop table that I use for demonstrations.

By way of explanation to other members I downloaded the software and experimented by importing a photo of my wife Sue and I in JPG format. I then emailed BJ the resulting instruction file for the machine and he ran the image on some scrap poplar. By manipulating the photo into a high contrast black and white photo the results would be better, a clearer better defined image. For those who want to know what the original photo looked like here it is:
 

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Hi Mike

Here's the file and picture I will use.
board size is 1/2" x 7.5 x 12.5 let me know if you want to resize the board/picture to ???
If I tell the machine NOT to stay under the rollers the picture will be just a bit smaller in size,,, and it will resize it to the board size.(center it to the board)

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Hi Mike

Here you go , All I need is your address and I will drop it/them in the mail. :)
I will send the other one also, in Poplar you may be able to use it in a project.

This time I use some nice 7/16" thick x 9 7/16" x 12.5 Walnut , it should make a nice box lid :)
You get to do the fine sanding and a bit of clean up :) :)

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Thanks Corey

It's a GREAT machine :) and it's so quick :) pictures take a bit of time but signs are duck soup, just about anthing you can think up it will do, computers are great ...now I just need one to cook dinner without my fine touch... :)

Bj :)

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Hi Joe
Nope that's Mike and his BOSS ( I think that's his BOSS)

"High Contrast drawing"= to much background noise that way :) it needs to be white, the best is without any background items at all..what the program sees it will carve , like dots,holes,ear rings,pattern on the wall,etc. the neg. image will wipe some of that out but not all.

Bj :)


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Bob,

Is that you & the Boss with all that 'white' hair?? :) :D

Looking good!

I would think a High Contrast drawing / picture would 'carve' better...
 

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Mike said:
If you make and send me the Routerforums sign I will attach it to my Router Workshop table that I use for demonstrations.
Maybe you'll have it in time for next months meeting in Howell..
 

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Hi Joe
Nope that's Mike and his BOSS ( I think that's his BOSS)

"High Contrast drawing"= to much background noise that way :) it needs to be white, the best is without any background items at all..what the program sees it will carve , like dots,holes,ear rings,pattern on the wall,etc. the neg. image will wipe some of that out but not all.

Bj :)
Bob,

Couldn't you edit the pics. and remove all background noise? :D
 

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Don't hold your breath on that one ,It's a BIG sign ...:) :) Maybe Charles M. can make that one..and add his add to it as well...(Freud Router Bits)


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Hi Joe

I could but that's alot of Work and I do it for the fun of it.
I like to play with wood not pictures/photos :) :) :) :) :) not my bag :) :)


Bj :)


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Bob,

Couldn't you edit the pics. and remove all background noise? :D
 

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BJ, The board size should be about right. I want to maintain a 3/4" "frame" around the photo. I would then taper the top ends down to 3/8" from this 3/4" "frame" for sort of a pyramid look. The reason I selected 3/4" was to have plenty of material for the hinges/screws to secure in. Any thoughts on this? I am going to investigate the shipping methods to see what is the best way to safely and inexpensively ship this. I have some very nice wood I can size and ship. Have you tried the machine on any of the very hard woods yet?
 
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