Memo Board Project

I made a simple Memo Board as a housewarming gift for some friends of mine. They have a country-style “rooster” theme in their kitchen and I borrowed a quilted hot pad that had the colors of their kitchen decor to guide me for the final painting.  This project was done entirely in Project Designer BASIC. […]

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My Big Sign – A Personal Account

by Michael Tyler of CarveBuddy.com Some friends of mine recently asked me to help create a logo for a new business they are opening, which I gladly agreed to do for them. They wanted a rectangular logo appropriate for the simple, country-style of their Small Town Market. I created the logo using CorelDRAW, in compliance […]

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Basic Picture Frame “How-To”

by Michael Tyler of CarveBuddy.com This article will show you how easy it is to create a basic one-piece picture frame with your CarveWright System. The process is fairly simple and employs the Drawing tools as well as the Surface and Merge tools in the Designer software. In a few minutes, you can create your […]

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Two-Sided Carve Techniques

Adapted from a Tips & Tricks by by Michael Tyler of CarveBuddy.com This Tips features a few pointers on how to set up two-sided carving projects. We’ll cover Alignment Methods and Pattern Depth Settings for two-sided projects. These are the most common methods I use myself and they may not necessarily be the only methods. […]

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TIPS & TRICKS – Modeling Vines with Vectors

Did you know you can make carving patterns with just the BASIC software tools? This is a quick and easy demonstration of making vines by drawing lines and using the Depth Profile and Make Pattern tools. Watch the video and follow along to learn more about these great tools everyone has! Then use these vines […]

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Making Stacked Text Signs

Over the last few years, one style of carved sign has risen to become the de facto “product” being made on the CarveWright CNC. Some call it the ‘stacked text’ or ‘layered text’ style, or, in the case of this video tutorial, the ‘Established’ Style Anniversary Name Plaque. CarveWright customer, Ken Ross, made this video […]

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What makes a good graphic image to import?

This is a frequent issue that we get asked about a lot. A good quality graphic is critical to making a successful carve-ready pattern, but what makes it good and how can you improve it if it is not good? We’ll use this real life example to illustrate this topic. Let’s pretend you’ve been hired […]

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Carve Time: How long will it take to carve?

Scenario 1 Potential customers often ask this question. It is a hard one to answer as there are many factors. Let’s look at the different ways to carve a project and how it effects the carve time. This project board is 12” x 12”, so you have a rough idea. The pattern has a depth […]

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