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Scanning long carved objects using the probe

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1 Scanning long carved objects using the probe on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:57 pm

woodchipsltd

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One and all,

This will be the first time I've used the scanning probe since purchasing my machine. And it's a BIG project.

I have a Japanese wood carving that I would like to duplicate. This is one of those carvings, if you've been to Japan, that usually adorns older Japanese homes above the entrance door. It's usually carved of yellow cedar and looks like a cut out. I have one of those that's about eight feet in length and about one foot wide.

Has anyone on this forum used the CW scanning probe for a project this large? Any words of wisdom that you could pass along to this novice?

Thank you in advance for any advice and help anyone can provide.

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The longest scan time Ive had was my AR15 which lasted about 12hours. But that is only, what about 2.5 -3 feet?

It will take a long time to scan the only thing you have to worry about is weather. Take a look at your forecast and make sure you wont be having any storms move into your area in the next 24hours that might have the potential to knock out power. As long as your machine is clean to start with you should not have any problems just get ready to have it tied up for a very long time for a scan this size and good luck.

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3 Scanning long carved objects using the probe on Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:53 pm

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Badger wrote:The longest scan time Ive had was my AR15 which lasted about 12hours. But that is only, what about 2.5 -3 feet?

It will take a long time to scan the only thing you have to worry about is weather. Take a look at your forecast and make sure you wont be having any storms move into your area in the next 24hours that might have the potential to knock out power. As long as your machine is clean to start with you should not have any problems just get ready to have it tied up for a very long time for a scan this size and good luck.

Badger,

Thanks for the info. Man, that's a long time for a 3' object. And the object that I want to scan is over 8" in length? Sounds like it's going to take me a couple of days to get it all scanned in. Wonder if the memory card will hold all of the data?

In California? Concern about storms and power loss? Unfortunately the state will probably shake itself into the Pacific Ocean before any significant storms will knock out the power. This place is D-R-Y as in dry to the bone. But thanks for the heads up just the same. I would think that a power loss would mess up the whole process regardless of how it happened. I wonder if a UPS, normally used on a computer, would work with the CW? Might have to look that up somewhere.

Thanks gain for the input. Will let you know how it turns out once I start. Of course, with what you've told me here, it might be a "month" or so before it's done!

All the best.

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4 long scan on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:10 am

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i've done a couple of 8' scans. make your sled as light as possible. mine was from melamine and was way heavy and strained the machine. the second scan i actually put bungee cords on it to help push it through the machine.

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5 Great idea..... on Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:39 am

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on the bungees - I may have to try that on a project I have coming up.


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6 Long Scan on Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:51 pm

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can you provide us with the details of this project please? it sounds as though the unusual length of the scanned item may provide a useful framework for technique and expectations for anyone planning a similar scan. i may be looking to do one as long as four feet and have some knowledge of the time involved from the M-16 scan mentioned in an earlier reply ... i await your posting!

p.s. pics of your sled and setup, etc., would be an appreciated bonus...

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