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Old 01-06-2010, 11:46 PM
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I used to do carving the hard way, but now;

I own a CarveWright machine; it is computer controlled CNC type unit that will carve a 3D image, I need to make the patterns on your home computer, up-load it to the memory card to run the carver. The maximum width is, 14.5 inches, and any length under 40 pounds.

I also own a Legacy Ornamental Mill, it uses templates and works somewhat like an overhead router, it is not computer controlled, but it works in 4 axes. It carves wood products 6 inches round Ė 34 inches length, flat boards up to 8 inches wide.
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bjb surely that cant be more enjoyable than "the hard way" can it?
a heck of a lot quicker i agree.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. How fast? will that gizmo carve a life size bust in hard wood? I would like to see a picture of a bust if you have one. I can do a life size Lincoln bust in 6 hours and a Jesus bust in 4 hours. I have thought several times I would like a carving machine
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Hi BJB, welcome to the group!
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Welcome to the forum BJB! Which type of carving do you enjoy most...the 'old fashion way' or with the new 'computer controlled way'??? Both certainly are artforms and interesting... One of my sons is an 'old school graphic designer' but makes his living by 'computer assisted graphic design' since he can't make a decent wage the old fashioned way...I enjoy the old fashioned way best, but certainly appreciate the new computer controlled artforms. Hope you enjoy the WCI forum and the many ideas offered here.
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Thank you for the warm welcome. Itís hard to say which way of carving is more enjoyable. I have a scanning probe that is part of this machine. And I can make copies of the hand carved items.

The thickest board (height) is five inches on this machine. The carving bit only has a carving depth of one inch, so the machine limits it to 0.8 inches. Minimum length is seven inches. So if I hand carve a 3 inch square Ė 8 inch long caricature, I can then scan the item on each side and make 4 computer programs. Then make 4 sided carvings of that item. The carvings would all look the same. I would need to do the under cuts by hand.

There are some great carvings on this forum, I am not that good. That is why I have a machine to do my carvings.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. How fast? will that gizmo carve a life size bust in hard wood? I would like to see a picture of a bust if you have one. I can do a life size Lincoln bust in 6 hours and a Jesus bust in 4 hours. I have thought several times I would like a carving machine
Donsexton, I can not carve a life size bust in a one peace of wood with this carver. CarveWright just came out with new software that it can be done by carving it in ĺ inch slices and the gluing it together. I havenít purchased that software yet because it cost $300.00. The image files need to be in the STL format. I would also need software to make the (.stl) images. They are programs that use wire frame images and save the files in the STL format.

Here is the PDF of how this software works.

I purchased this CW machine to make door panels and table tops.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:30 AM
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Thank You - I live close to you, nine miles south of Yellville, AR on 14 South.
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