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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 […]

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We’ve been working on a library project for almost 6 years, and it is nearly finished. Earlier this summer at the CarveWright Conference we gave tours and shared some photos in our post-conference blog.  Now, we’ve gathered up photos outlining the progress of this great build to show you some of the steps taken along the […]

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Michael Tyler at CarveBuddy.com put together this heart drawing tutorial that is so simple it’s brilliant. Check it out! Source: Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape! | CarveBuddy Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape! A question was posted on the CarveWright User Forum asking how to create a simple closed heart shape. Several answers were suggested […]

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I discovered a fun post on the CarveWright Community Forum the other day and thought I’d share it here.  The post was about wearable carvings made with the CarveWright. Even with all the things I’ve seen made over the years, I still get surprised at the versatility and ingenuity of the CarveWright users. Handbags & […]

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If your family is anything like mine, than sitting at the dining table playing games is as much a part of Chistmas as opening presents.  It’s such a wonderful way to spend hours laughing and enjoying the company of friends and family, especially when you don’t get to see them very often.  Over the years, […]

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A few weeks ago I was presented with a section of an old weathered cedar fence that had been knocked down in a storm.  It was brought in by a coworker with the idea we could up-cycle the material into something cool.  We came up with the idea of using the CarveWright with a v-bit […]

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Shawn Thorsson’s work continues to amaze, not just us at CarveWright, but the entire world it seems.  He’s featured multiple times a year in big publications and his work is shared regularly among the social media outlets.  He recently had a Behind-the-Scenes video on Wired Magazine’s site, and has a book collaboration project with MAKE: […]

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Over the last few years, many of my friends have been acquiring kegerators to have beer on tap in their homes.  Not only that, but many of them are even brewing their own beers to share when friends come over.  Some of them are even pretty good at it.  One thing these taps all had […]

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A couple years ago, we had a special visitor at our conference. She didn’t own a CarveWright machine, and had actually just learned of it’s existence. Her name is Bridgette Mongeon, and she was researching the system for her new book. Now 2 years later, her book, 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring […]

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Yes, It’s true, I made t-shirts and Christmas cards with the CarveWright! I used an old process called block printing. It’s been around forever, and many of you have probably even done it before. Traditionally, one would trace an image onto a block of some sort, carve away (by hand) the negative space to create […]

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This is part 4 of the Chess Table Project.  Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven’t yet.  Part one, covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Part 2, discussed the process of designing, carving, and assembling the chess board for […]

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This is part 3 of the Chess Table Project.  Check out Part 1 and Part 2, if you haven’t yet.  In part one,  I covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Part 2 discussed the process of designing, carving, and assembling the chess board for […]

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This is part 2 of the Chess Table project.  Check out part 1 here, if you haven’t yet.  In part one,  I covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Now, I have the lumber (some really choice curly cherry and flame maple for the chess […]

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The featured project at the 2014 CarveWright Conference was a carved chess table and chess pieces.  This project utilized almost every feature of the CarveWright system and is a great demonstration of it’s power to create anything.  Below I’ll outline the processes we went through to design and build this project.   The Chess Pieces […]

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It is that time of year again in Scouts and other groups…time to build your Pinewood Derby cars.  The goal is to transform this… into a masterpiece of art and speed!   Each year I make three cars (one each for my son and daughter and one for me).  Finding the right balance in the time we […]