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Forum topic by Chris Wright posted 11-16-2008 12:30 AM 1964 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Wright

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11-16-2008 12:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cnc carvewright carving

Hey, I was wondering if anyone out there has or uses the CarveWright Woodworking System ( I saw one in action at the IWF woodworking show in Atlanta this year, and just wanted to get some user feedback. Is it worth the money? How easy the software is to use? How long the bits last? Just the general stuff. I’ve read mixed reviews on other sites and thought I’d see what people think.


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#1 posted 11-18-2008 04:08 AM

Hi Chris,
I own two of them. I purchased the first on Ebay, which was a disaster. No warranty and loads of issues. Since I used the product for my workbenches, I bought a new one directly from Carvewright that was warranted. It first came DOA and they sent me the parts to repair it. They truly mean well. I have since learned how to repair it with my eyes closed. As for the new one, they send me parts when I need them, and again, mean well. I am sure that as they grow the chinks will be Ironed out. I would only buy a new one from them. The software is very easy for a cad program. My customers are truly satisfied with the product, and with patience I am too. Email me or call with questions…I can now say that I am an old salt with the product.


-- John, Charleston, SC,

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 03:38 AM

I have the Cartwright and have upgraded it to the heavy duty rubber traction belts. Some woods carve better then others. I recently carved the Stagecoach and horses that was done by Steve Leslie on his fireplace mantel. It can be seen at this link:

I intend to redo my shop this year and have recently purchase some new equipment and a very nice used Shopsmith to be mainly used as a lathe and sander.

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