In 2007 when Floyd Harris got his first machine, the CarveWright (then CompuCarve) was still in its infancy.  Now, after a decade, LHR has many customers that we consider as experts. Floyd is one of them.  A past conference guest speaker, he is also the moderator on the CarveWright Community Forum, where he has over […]


The 2018 CarveWright Conference will be held June 21, 22 & 23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Houston-Webster. BACK TO BASICS BOOT CAMP This year’s CarveWright Conference will feature classes and presentations from CarveWright PROs selected for their innovative and expert use of the CarveWright System.  You will learn how to better use your system, and explore […]


My daughter is a princess. I suspect most fathers feel this way about their daughters, but my daughter is especially a princess, because she is mine. See how that works?  There is a magical moment in a father-daughter relationship, where she asks you to make her something.  What joy!  Being a princess, she wanted to decorate […]


Rick and Cheryl Mock of Bryan Ohio spend a good deal of their time celebrating LOVE. Not just their own, but their Etsy store, CarvedArtStudio511, keeps them busy memorializing and celebrating Wedding Anniversaries, and much more. They have carved over 1,000 plaques in just 4 years and now have 4 CarveWright machines.   Working together […]

CarveWright has release four new CarveWright CX packages for 2018.  These packages are designed to fulfill the needs of most buyers intended use.  We’ve based these packages on feedback from other users about what tools they use to complete jobs.  The sign makers, for instance, use a certain set of bit most often, so we created […]


A quick project came up awhile back that I thought was a pretty cool use of my CarveWright.  I play bass guitar with a band and we were discussing ordering a graphic printed bass drum head for this festival we were playing.  We kind of dragged our feet and then there wasn’t enough time to order it. […]


About 10 years ago, we at LHR did a half dozen or so Customer Spotlights where we introduced customers and shared what they were doing with the CarveWright System. We are bringing those spotlights back and hope you enjoy getting to know a little about Blake Warner, his business partner and girlfriend Monique, and shop […]


I recently had the opportunity to use Michael Tyler’s (carvebuddy.com) spray paint marbleizing technique he demonstrated at the 2017 CarveWright Conference.  It’s such a fun and easy technique, that I wanted to repost his videos here for everyone to learn. EZ Marbleizing Effect with Spray Paints Reposted from CarveBuddy.com This video demonstrates how to marbleize a wooden […]


October is one of my favorite times of year.  For starters, it’s finally cooling off enough to enjoy being in my shop.  Summer temperatures can go on well into October down here in Houston.  It’s also costume and prop season, which means lots of things to do in my shop.  Halloween driving most of that, but […]


We made a fun project awhile back that I never got around to writing about.  Thankfully, I took photos during the process and I came across them the other day.  Our co-founder, David Jochim, was redoing his back patio and ended up with a lot of weathered redwood from the old decking.  He brought it […]


The 2017 CarveWright Conference was a another great success. Every year we seem to fit even more into those 3 days somehow. This conference was no exception.  Wow, was that a packed room! All the presentation files are available to download for free.  There are great tutorials and other informational pieces in this bundle. Some […]


We receive messages from customers wanting to show us their latest creations fairly regularly.  We are always thrilled by the variety and creativity of these projects, and we share a lot of them on Facebook.  This one, we really got a kick out of, so we wanted to add it to our customer stories.  I’ve […]

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Here at CarveWright, we recently had the opportunity to meet one of our customer’s, Travis Palmer.  After hearing a small bit of his story, we just had to share. Travis obtained his CarveWright as a gift, but that was small potatoes compared to what else Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) gave this Tomball, Texas family of […]


When I’m working in my shop using my CarveWright, I’ve noticed that I have a set of tools always at hand for easy access. These are things that help me solve normal usage issues. Most of them are obvious, but some may not be, so I’ve put together a top ten list to show you what […]


CarveWright user and master prop/costume maker, Shawn Thorsson, has written a book! “In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He’ll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science […]