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Wish mine would work long enough to finish 2 projects

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trplbogie

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I would love to have a success story, have had machine 4 weeks, and cannot keep it running due to QC problems, card problems, carriage problems, and now the cut motor has gone out. I do have some success I guess, have managed to produce 17 signs through all this. Luckily I live in Houston, so I get to spend a bunch on gas and all on trips back and forth. In all fairness, they have taken care of me very well, but the question becomes, when is enough....enough. My machine now has more miles on it than hours. Thank heavens still under 200 hours. But I need to calculate how many hours they ran it after repairs and in quality control. May help keep that warranty extended some.
OK I have now vented my frustrations.....good luck to all.

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2 Up and running sometimes!!! on Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:19 pm

woodchipsltd

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Trplbogie,

First off get your hands on one of Ron Justis(?) Rock Chuck as a replacement for your original QC. That takes care of two very BIG issues with the standard machine; noise and vibration, the later of which could be the cause of your other problems. There are many strings in this forum that will help you out with this.

Please post a reply when you get it installed as to your other issues.

Good luck! Oh, and by the way, if you need any help and advice with this, Ron has ALL of the answers for you and is very keen on helping everyone just because he's a good guy above and beyond the fact that he makes the Rock Chuck.

Very Happy

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rjustice

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Trplbogie,
You can find info on the Rock Chuck on my website. www.cw-parts.com

Thanks woodchipsltd,
I try to be a nice guy, i do care about our carving community, and i appreciate your kind words. Be it coincedence or not, many problems other than the issues with the QC are going away from using the Rock Chuck system. I think AL is correct about the lack of vibration saving many other electronic components etc.

Happy Carving,

Ron

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4 make the switch on Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:24 pm

trplbogie

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I think I will make the switch, need to talk to Ron and get specifics about the centerline text bits, ect. Any comments would be appreciated

thanks

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5 rock on Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:51 pm

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Got the rock, and what a difference......quieter, less stress on deeper cuts and flex shaft stays cooler. Cuts come out a bit cleaner also....I got the 1/2" with 1/4" reducer and all I do is remove the bits from the complete CW set from their adpters and make a mark on them for how far they were set from adapter and off I go.....so far so good.
In fact I cut 3 projucts today, 2 in finished pine and one in red oak. Both wood cut great, have some purple heart I am ready to try

Thanks Ron



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rjustice

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Triplbogy,
I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the many benefits of running the Rock Chuck!

Happy Carving friend!

Ron

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7 Rock on Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:24 am

woodchipsltd

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Ron,

I see that CarveWright is advertising what appears to be your much needed Rock Chuck for their new CW machines. Is this in fact your design that they purchased from you?

If so, someone finally got smart at LHR!

Great job!

confused cheers

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Hi woodchipsltd,
I was never able to get any response from LHR about working with me on my chuck design. This is their own design i suppose, but do not know. I hope you are enjoying your Rock Chuck!

Happy Carving!

Ron

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9 Rock on Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:21 pm

woodchipsltd

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Ron,

So they took your design and made it there own? Isn't there something illegal about patent infringements here somewhere?

And they never talked to you about it?

This doesn't sound very ethical to me. I'm not too sure that I'd want to deal with a company like that.

Please tell me this isn't so.

confused Shocked

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rjustice

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It looks slightly different, but i dont know how much. They integrated the chuck and the spindle together, which means once you put it on, your not going to be able to easily change it out.

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11 Rock on Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:10 pm

woodchipsltd

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Ron,

Business is business I guess. Looks like they (LHR) took the best of your ideas, made a few changes to defeat the copy right/patent laws and made it their own. Legal, but not necessarily "right" in my book. Guess I'm just a little old fashion in that regard.

Nevertheless, you have a fine product and anyone out there that hasn't changed over to your Rock Chuck should do so immediately. It certainly has made a big, big difference in the performance of my CW.

Thanks again!

cheers

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rjustice

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Thanks for the kind words. I really do appreciate the support, and you voicing your opinion. I thnk that the Rock Chuck is still a very good decision for those struggling with which way to go.

Happy carving,

Ron

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