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Project by cajunpen posted 11-27-2007 09:18 PM 2267 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No, it’s not for my house. My oldest son, an avid guitar player and collector, asked me to carve something to put in his “guitar room”. He’s got it so bad that when he built his new house he dedicated a room for his guitars and sound proofed it so he could play to his heart’s content (bless him, he lives right across the street from me). This was carved with the CarveWright on some Cherry. I had several pieces of 1” – 1 1/2” pieces lying around and glued up this panel.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Karson

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 09:20 PM

Bill. Great job. What did you use to draw the picture before carving?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 09:28 PM

Thanks Karson. I really can’t take much credit for the skeleton (pattern). One of the CarveWright forum guys actually makes custom guitars and he created and gave me the pattern. All I had to do is import it into the CarveWright designer software and tweak it to fit my board. The machine does the hard work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 11-27-2007 09:31 PM

That is cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 09:59 PM

sweet . love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 11-27-2007 10:20 PM

Cool carving.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 11:41 PM

very cool cajun ! thought i was the only “nut” that had a sound proofed dedicated guitar room / recording room !

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TomFran

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#7 posted 11-28-2007 04:20 AM

Nice work, Bill. You’re getting good at carving, I see!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 11-28-2007 04:28 AM

Great posting!

Been waiting for something carved with the CarveWright.

How big is the board and how long did it take for the machine carve it ?

What kind of tool tip does the machine use?

Regards
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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dustynewt

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#9 posted 11-28-2007 05:19 AM

Jerry Garcia would be proud. Good job. I will look into a CarveWright. I have never heard of it.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 11-28-2007 06:18 AM

Dan, the board is 24 1/4” x 9 3/8×3/4”. The CarveWright uses standard plunge type router bits, installed in a special holder – which allows you to put it into the machine. The bit used for this project was a standard 1/16 carving bit. It took about 40 minutes for the complete carving process and then about 20 minutes with a Dremel to clean up the fuzzies.

Any of you thinking about buying a CarveWright might want to wait awhile. There are still quite a few minor bugs in the machine and it can be frustrating (which is why I haven’t been using it much). I think that given time – it will be an incredible asset to the hobbyist. Before buying one, watch the CarveWright Forum for awhile and get a better idea of what it’s like. It does some incredible work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 11-28-2007 09:56 AM

Hey Now! Scott (Dustynewt), you stole the words right off of my lips (Like I told ya, what I said, steal your face right off your head).

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Nice work, Bill. That machine has some great potential. Thanks for the straight poop and the link.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 11-28-2007 12:41 PM

Hehe…i bet the son loves it.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 11-30-2007 04:47 AM

another dead head. how many times did you see em !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 11-30-2007 07:46 AM

Coupla times…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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mot

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#15 posted 12-03-2007 01:57 AM

Another nice piece, Bill. I’ve read through the Carvewright forums. It looks like a machine that is a worth concept with unfortunate shaky implementation. I wish them well in the future. I understand their customer service is quite good.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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