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This was not a difficult project but the Walnut is so pretty I figured I'd show y'all. Originally they wanted me to cut all the detail in the IG Badge but it was over 19,000 nodes and it brought Fusion 360 and my computer, which ain't too shabby a computer, to its knees. Each time I would make a slight change in the file to clean up a jagged edge or something it took my computer and F360 about 15 minutes to refresh and hand control back to me. Ultimately we settled on the trophy shop doing the detail on the laser and I would just cut the outline and add the block on the bottom for a brass plate.

This has a couple of coats of Nitrocellulose sanding sealer and gloss lacquer and it's about 14" tall x 9 1/2" wide. The knot and cracks look far more pronounced in the photo than in reality and are very smooth. There will be so much laser burning in this area that I don't think it will be noticed anyway. When I talked to them a couple of days ago they indicated they'll probably want 10 to 12 of these.

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Back side -
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Like I said, not difficult or really worth of a thread but I just love the Walnut so y'all get to see it.

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This was not a difficult project but the Walnut is so pretty I figured I'd show y'all. Originally they wanted me to cut all the detail in the IG Badge but it was over 19k nodes and it brought Fusion 360 and my computer, which ain't too shabby a computer, to its knees. Each time I would make a slight change in the file to clean up a jagged edge or something it took my computer and F360 about 15 minutes to refresh and hand control back to me. Ultimately we settled on the trophy shop doing the detail on the laser and I would just cut the outline and add the block on the bottom for a brass plate.

This has a couple of coats of Nitrocellulose sanding sealer and gloss lacquer and it's about 14" tall x 9 1/2" wide. The knot and cracks look far more pronounced in the photo than in reality and are very smooth. There will be so much laser burning in this area that I don't think it will be noticed anyway. When I talked to them a couple of days ago they indicated they'll probably want 10 to 12 of these.

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Front view -
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Close up -
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Back side -
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Like I said, not difficult or really worth of a thread but I just love the Walnut so y'all get to see it.

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That is fantastic grain,David, I agree with you. I just hope the engraving and laser burning do'nt Mess it up. Beautiful.
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After the laser and engraving, do you then put a final finish on the plaque?

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Hey David, could you do just the eagle, then the border...
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No sir, they'll cut through the lacquer into the Walnut and that will be the final step.

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I could, Joe, but it was taking a looooonnnggg time to do anything with the file. I cleaned it up in CorelDraw and deleted a lot but it still left over 19,000 nodes. And there were so many lines that were tied together it became very tedious and time consuming. And creating separate files for each section would still mean many hours that I was not really going to recoup on the job. The big problem is that Fusion 360 isn't designed for this many nodes and it is just very slow in processing. The Vectric line of software probably handles this better but I don't have any Vectric software.

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I have always been a fan of Walnut. Who else would make a wagon out of walnut. See my previous posts.

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I could, Joe, but it was taking a looooonnnggg time to do anything with the file. I cleaned it up in CorelDraw and deleted a lot but it still left over 19,000 nodes. And there were so many lines that were tied together it became very tedious and time consuming. And creating separate files for each section would still mean many hours that I was not really going to recoup on the job. The big problem is that Fusion 360 isn't designed for this many nodes and it is just very slow in processing. The Vectric line of software probably handles this better but I don't have any Vectric software.

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Maybe it's time to consider Vectric's software, David. Here's how your artwork was easily converted in V Carve Pro. I imported your bitmap, auto traced it to produce vectors (a less than one minute task), and set up a v-carve toolpath using a 45ļ v bit. I will say however, that the laser is a quicker, and perhaps better, solution for this artwork. Carving time would around an hour on this file.
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Ollie's right. Time to upgrade to Vectric. You can still keep your title of computer wizard and Mr El Cheapo. We won't tell!

These were made off a internet pic using the bitmap tracing tool -- no node editing at all.
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