Thanks guys, I didn't think it was that good,I was afraid i was going to mess up some, but lucked out and used them all.
All these were done freehand ,just tracing over the pattern. The pantograph is set at 50% size so any wavering doesn't show badly. also by doing flowers and leaves and such a little deviation from the pattern doesn't show. one thing I found while practicing was to not stop just keep going, if I stop I get a divot, and if I go back over a cut it really messes it up because I can't retrace my steps.
Setting the correct depth for the cutter bit is important too. I am using a 15 degree sign bit from MLCS I tried the 30 and 60 degree bits ,but for what I am doing they cut too wide and wipe out the close detail. They work good for lettering. But I think that templates would be better for lettering than freehand.
John, I am not proficient enough in computers and programing to do the CNC thing. And I leave that for you to keep turning out those beautiful pieces.
Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 12-23-2016 at 12:48 PM.
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