Any experiences using the CarveWright machine
Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:38 AM
Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:32 AM
That's from this month. Looks like they are having their share of problems.
Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:10 PM
Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:42 PM
Thanks for the link. It seems there were some Beta units which had typical (to me) development problems, but the developed units are doing well. I want one, but just hate spending that much money for it. :
Money is no object ... we don't have any of it, so how can we object to it!
There are way too many toys. Tonight I'm rebuilding my personal system ... one of the hard drives in my RAID 1 hard drive array went south, so I'm putting in two larger drives. Then I have to "delete" the RAID 1 volume to re-create it at the larger hard drive size. So my "toy" budget is going for something I really didn't want to have to do.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:07 AM
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:39 PM
Keep us posted.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:38 PM
If this is the end of the problems, which I doubt from reading their forum, I will be delighted with the custom carvings I hope to make for our house and the boats I build. I spent over 30 years as a Controls Engineer building automated test machines and assembly machines, and this CarveWright is not well designed yet. I currently work part time with Whirlpool/KitchenAid developing small, portable appliances, and what CarveWright needs is some folks from that line of work to help get their design improved. The assembly of their machine is not being done well either, and the return rate must be very high if the warranties are being honored. I am very pleased with their forums where the experts really are. A dedicated knowledge base of experienced users, sort of like Corvair lovers in attitude.
The software has some problems too, such as not calling out the correct bit names that should match what CarveWright is actually selling. Once again the guys on the forum guided me to the solution, and CarveWright's customer service again proved of no value to me.
My recommendation is to not buy this product unless you have money to spend on something that will need constant tinkering to work, if it does at all.
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