Make a 3d carving from a picture. Can't be that hard - especially when you have an Aspire guru like MEBCWD who, thankfully, has reasonable fees and is understanding and patient. Not quite that easy either.
Had a guy at the Toledo Polish Festival (repeat customer from the previous year) give me a picture of a coat of arms he wanted 3d carved. I told him making the file wouldn't be cheap but he wanted 4 of them so that spread the cost out. He paid in advance and said "no hurry - make them look good." Made a call to that nice MEBCWD with my usual plea for help.
First file sent with a rendering of what the finished model should look like.
Not that easy. Took a couple of test cuts and a few "adjustments" along with some contact with Vectric and Beltramidave where we learned how to make multiple cuts without the machine jumping around the material several times leaving some serious lines that would have never cleaned up good. Anyway, we got it......I think.
Just off the bed.
Stained with 1st coat of poly.
All done ready to ship......finally!!!! Couldn't have done it without all the help. Thanx guys!!!!
They measure 12 x 16 each and were cut from a butcher block countertop 1 1/2" thick. Golden Oak stain and 4 coats of Varathane oil based poly. Shipping weight was just under 20 lbs. He wanted something that could become family heirlooms.