Keypad Data Entry When a menu option asks for numerical data, such as length or depth dimensions, the keypad is used to enter the data. When fractional values are involved, data may be entered as either decimals or fractions. Decimals are the simplest. To enter a decimal simply type the whole number then the decimal […]
Category: CarveWright Tutorials
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The CarveWright Rotary Jig can be used to create unique lithophanes using common PVC plumbing pipe. The results are impressive! Now you can create unique lithophanes that most people have never seen before. Rotary_PVC_Lithos_Tutorial This was also covered in a Build Blog article here.
Materials to Carve
There are several materials other than wood that are popular with our users. Here is a list of the top products we’ve seen and experimented with. – Corian, Staron or other brands. There are many manufactures for this solid surface acrylic product, but you need to stay away from the variations with “ester” in them. […]
The 7 Inch Rule
One of the most important items (and commonly missed) when getting started with the CarveWright CNC System is that the projects you carve need to be “Under the Rollers”. To do this, you need to make your actual project board 7” longer than the “virtual” board that appears in the Project Designer software when you […]
Printable Learning Guide
In order to assist in the learning curve of the CarveWright System, we have compiled our tutorial information into a linear learning guide. This guide will start at the beginning, teaching you how to use the system, and progress into more advanced features, accessories, and add-ons. The linear progression of tutorials will help users build upon […]
Unlocking A CarveWright Machine
All newer CarveWright machines, starting with Serial Numbers beginning with the letter C, will have to be registered and unlocked prior to use. To view the detailed instructions on how to register your new C-Series Machine, visit the CarveWright website under the “Learn” tab or consult the Software Manual found in the CarveWright Designer Software […]
CarveWright Instructional Video
Instructional video on the operation of the CarveWright CNC system.