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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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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.



Times 4.



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.

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Fantastic work collaboration, Guys!!! Those look really nice, John, really nice!

How long did they take to cut?

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Fantastic work collaboration, Guys!!! Those look really nice, John, really nice!

How long did they take to cut?

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About 4 hours each. Could have been faster if the speeds were upped. Just stayed in my comfort zone.
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...Just stayed in my comfort zone.
The working together was smart and staying in your comfort zone on execution was smarter. Nice work.
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Wow great outcome! Nice work
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Very impressive! Going from a drawing to a 3D panel is one thing I'm fortunately not asked to do very often. That requires what I'll rate as God-like talent. Whatever you paid MEBCWD for the miracle he did was worth it.

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Very impressive! Going from a drawing to a 3D panel is one thing I'm fortunately not asked to do very often. That requires what I'll rate as God-like talent. Whatever you paid MEBCWD for the miracle he did was worth it.

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You betcha it was!!!!!!

But...........we don't want him to know how fantastic he really is and become too good to help us less fortunate souls out. Besides, I already bow down to Scottart. This is giving me a complex. lol

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Very nice. When you going to paint them?
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Another good job, well done John.
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Very nice work, it is making me look more and more at seriously buying/building a decent CNC machine.
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