This project is a deer carved in a dish with a forest background. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD.
Material is African mahogany 15/16″ thick, 11 1/4″ wide by 16 3/4 high.
I V-Carved my name on the back using a 22 degree v-carve bit, the label is 4″ wide by 4″ high.
Roughing toolpath was done was a 1/4″ end mill – 150 ins/min machining time: 1 hours 25 minutes.
Finishing toolpath was done with 1/8″ taper ball nose – 150 ins/min machining time: 1 hours 50 minutes.
V-Carving 15 minutes
My wife wanted a large Lazy Susan and since she like the basket weave design this is what I came up with, The material African Mahogany and there is no finish on it yet, my wife will do the finishing herself.
My wife and I just got back yesterday after attending an Aspire meeting (CNC Software) at Jim McGrew workshop in South Carolina, it was a great weekend and there were some very talented people that showed there work.
There are some pictures of the work that was on display at the meeting.
Here is my latest project, it’s a 3D carving for above a door. The design is from Vectric Wild life DVD.
Material is African mahogany 1 1/8″ thick, 34″ long x 10″ high, the 3D carving is 32″ long x 8″ high.
Roughing toolpath was done was a 1/4″ end mill – machining time: 2 hours.
Finishing Toolpath was done with 1/8″ taper ball nose – machining time – 4 hours 10 minutes.
Total machine time was 6 hours 10 minutes.
At present there is no finish applied and I am thinking of doing a glaze finish. see glazing finish tutorial by Tim Merrill Here
– I used Bubinga wood for the main project also known as African Rosewood, Essingang, Buvenga.
– 1/4″ dowels from the local craft store.
– 3 feet from the local craft store.
– Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold spray paint – for the dowels and feet
– Krylon Metallic Brilliant Red spray paint
The only finish I did was 2 coats of shellac on the Bubinga.
Total machine time was around 4 hours, 3 router bits were use.
1) 1/4″ end mill (roughing),
2) 1/8″ ball nose (finishing),
3) 1/4″ end mill (cut out)
I finally got round to making a spoilerboard for my Stinger CNC router. I cut 3 pieces of ¾” MDF and screwed them down to the Stinger top, leaving the “T” slots open so I could use them for clamping later on. Then I draw a rectangle the size of the spoilerboard in Aspire, created a tool path and sent it to WinCNC … and that’s it. I machined the end and side of the spoilerboard parallel to the axis so I can align my work piece.