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Have been wanting to make a new sign for my lake home to replace a chainsaw carved one that my brother in law had done that had fallen into disrepair.

Purchased the fish stl from Ebay a while back. Had some help from someone with Aspire to help separate the fish from a slightly more involved 3d model, as I only wanted the pike for this carving.

Finished slab size is 48 x 22 x 2 and finished with Cabot 3000 Natural stain.

Overall pretty happy other than had some corner chipping on a couple of the letters. Will use a different font next time...

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Now that is cool!!!
 

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That's a nice looking sign. Any corner chipping on the letters just adds to the overall effect and will look intentional. As @honesttjohn says, "...that is cool!"
 

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Nice job Dave.
 

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That is a great looking carving. All the detail came out so sharp and clear.
I have been working on a cover for a jewelry box.
I have made three different test carvings and have messed something up each time. I am using my Dremel and two different multitools plus several
bits to see which do what the best.
Once I figure out how to get the relief to look right, I will get some nice exotic wood to attempt the final carving.
It is suppose to be a dragon in full attack, only the last try, I cut some of his claws off.
and trying to carve around each tooth is a bear.
But I will get it I am sure, just have to keep plodding away at it.
I would be curious to hear what tools you used for yours.
David
 

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That is a great looking carving. All the detail came out so sharp and clear.
I have been working on a cover for a jewelry box.
I have made three different test carvings and have messed something up each time. I am using my Dremel and two different multitools plus several
bits to see which do what the best.
Once I figure out how to get the relief to look right, I will get some nice exotic wood to attempt the final carving.
It is suppose to be a dragon in full attack, only the last try, I cut some of his claws off.
and trying to carve around each tooth is a bear.
But I will get it I am sure, just have to keep plodding away at it.
I would be curious to hear what tools you used for yours.
David
Only used 3 tools. 1/2" end mill for deep pocket, 1/4" end mill for profiling letters and 3d roughing and 1/4" ballnose for 3d finish.
 

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Dave Great job and good use of that model. I bought that model and removed the lure, added 3 sunfish and a log border then got busy and never got back to finishing the design file.
 

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He did -- with his CNC tool.
 
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