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    Yes, 2 coats of oil...I have paused the machine but I didn't on this one, I have some safety precautions the dust collection equipment is outside and in a 1000 gal. tank and wireless fire/smoke detector plus sprinkler heads directly above the machine, also using a .0625 tipped bit, this isn't the longest run time Ive done. I sure like your responses though..lol
    From it I received 2 orders same file only larger and one with a sailing ship in it. nice Christmas order.. thanks guys...

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    32Hour is too much time.... What Feed and tool bit diameter you used?...
    I left woodwork due to office work.

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    Default Absolutely beautiful

    I did a couple that neared 20 hours. What is the size of that carving? I am getting a lot of fuzzies lately so knowing your step over would be nice too? Its very unusual for my 3-d carving to not warp a little? Did this one warp on you any at all and if not what did you do to prevent it?

    Great work.

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    Rick. many ways to skin the cat...re-warp, one way is to use a thin bit and makes slices with the grain on the back to a safe depth, some glues shrink when drying, or use struts @ prewarped or straight that look good to hold it flat.

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    Dan, where did the file come from ?

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    I purchased it from a Russian 3d site.

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    On some of my carvings i have intentionally left the back a little thicker to try to avoid warping.
    I often think about ways to combat warping and one idea i thought of, but never tried yet was to take your material, carve your design on the front then turn it over and carve a few channels in the back. In those channels you could lay a metal rod or something. Then lay a thin piece of material over the back and glue it on encasing the rod inside hopefully to hold the piece from moving.
    Don't know if that is even feasable, but one of those things you think of when trying to figure out what might work
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    Default warping

    Yeah Dan i have seen the sites on ebay, over 1300 files. I think that they have a scanner working overtime.

    This one i just sent to Houston which is a gift for a marine from his uncle. It warped a little more than most but it does not take away from the plaque.
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    That's a nice plaque Rick, nice and clean.

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    Default thanks Dan

    It was still wet when i took that picture, it actually dried better.

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