Overhang Signs with Outline Tool

This article will show you the method for creating outlines and cut paths for projects that have patterns that overhang the main body of the design layout. I have received many “How did you do that?” inquiries on the subject, so I decided to write up a tutorial about it using a Fish Camp sign […]

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Group & Merge Features in Designer

Adapted from carvebuddy.com’s Tips & Tricks. In this Tips & Tricks I’ll demonstrate the function of the group and merge tools while creating a simple trivet layout. Later, you can apply these techniques to designs of your own. Despite its appearance, this trivet design does not require any special jigging or sled for carving it out. It only […]

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Carving Jigs – Carrier Boards, Sleds and Rails

Adapted from Tips & Tricks by Ken Johnson (DocWheeler). What Is A Carving Jig? A carving jig is a constructed piece that holds your carving material in place while carving. A carving jig should: Hold the material to be carved firmly in position and under the rollers. Have a bottom board that has parallel sides and […]

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Carving Lithophanes

Lithophane’s are some of the most popular things made with the CarveWright System, and one of the easiest to make too!.  Use these tutorial resources to learn how to make these amazing carvings. When you are ready to make your own Lithophanes, purchase the material from the CarveWright online store. In Chapter 2, page 128 […]

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Using the Grid in Designer

You may have noticed in another article or video where there was a grid of “squares” on the board surface. This is a really nice feature to help you layout objects with a degree of precision. The Grid can be viewed/turned on by selecting “View/Toggle Grid Lines” from the Designer menu. By default, the grid […]

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Bit Optimization Tool

Bit Optimization Using the “Bit Optimization” feature in Designer can make a dramatic difference in how well your carvings turn out. Most often, choosing “Bit Optimization – BEST” will yield cleaner, more defined detail in your carving projects. Bit Optimization sets the limit with which the bit carves into tight areas to preserve the top […]

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Backing-Up Your Favorites Folder

Backing-Up Your Favorites Folder It’s always a good idea to back-up important files so that you can recover from “unexpected events” concerning your computer. We can’t even count the times we’ve had customers call in after their computer crashed and they lost all the patterns they spent hours making themselves.  All those patterns that you create […]

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Depth and Height Tools

DEPTH The adjustment of depth and height are essential tools for fine tuning your designs in Project Designer. These tools allow the creation of more intricate layering of patterns to create more visual interest in the design. Depth is describing the lowest level, or the base, of the carving, pattern or element. Most patterns, when […]

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Tips & Tricks Archive

When the CarveWright System was new, Tips & Tricks Newsletters were published on a somewhat monthly basis to assist customers in learning proper and creative uses of their system. Newer methods of training, such as videos, are now available.This collection does contain some information that is dated and no longer applicable or reflective of the […]

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