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This sign was made from a piece of 2 x 8 western red cedar left over from a construction project. I wish I could take credit for the great design but it was a 3D file from Vectric’s Design and Make website. All I had to do was add the text and set up the tool paths.

I used a 1/4” spiral bit for roughing the 3D design followed by a 3/16” ball nose bit for the finishing cut. The name was done in the Spaz font from LetterheadFonts.com and was carved with a 90º V bit. I didn’t have a long enough bit to cutout the 1.5” thick outline so it was cut down about 7/8” with a 1/8” spiral bit and then the cut was finished on the bandsaw. After that, I used a 1/4” trim bit to clean up the bandsawn edges. Final finish is spray can poly. Total carving time was a bit over 2 hours.
 

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That turned out really nice. Oliver:wink:
 

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mighty fine, Oliver....
 

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That is nice.
 

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Wow is that nice !
Oliver your killing me here , I really have to get this darn garage insulated and build a cnc table .I think I should have been born in Hawaii, where they don’t need no stinking insulation:|
 

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Delightful piece. Makes me smile. You are clearly taking the time to perfect your CNC skills.
 

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Amazing Oliver.
 

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If I had another thumb, I would give it three thumbs up! Seems like your CNC work is as good as your creativity.
Great work as always Oliver!
 

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Oliver, this is a great project. The work is so quick compared to doing a carving. I was looking at the detail and by using the different bits, you have created so much detail. What is your overall length of the project? You used a 2 x 8 board I read. One other thing, I would like to ask, you screwed the wood down to your spoil board, did you then cut the portion off that had been screwed down? I am just getting started in the CNC World and looking for tips and helps. I have a very small CNC machine, but have bought the parts to build a larger base unit.

Thanks,
Frank
 

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Oliver, this is a great project. The work is so quick compared to doing a carving. I was looking at the detail and by using the different bits, you have created so much detail. What is your overall length of the project? You used a 2 x 8 board I read. One other thing, I would like to ask, you screwed the wood down to your spoil board, did you then cut the portion off that had been screwed down? I am just getting started in the CNC World and looking for tips and helps. I have a very small CNC machine, but have bought the parts to build a larger base unit.

Thanks,
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The final piece is roughly 7 x 11 inches, Frank, and yes, the portion where the screws are in the photo was cut off after carving. I made sure that I had plenty of room so the bits never came near the screws.
 

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The final piece is roughly 7 x 11 inches, Frank, and yes, the portion where the screws are in the photo was cut off after carving. I made sure that I had plenty of room so the bits never came near the screws.

Oliver you have so much talent and I am so jealous. It bothers me that I am so dumb and you and others have so much natural talent. You guys have helped me learn a lot in the short time I have been I have been on this forum. I am thankful for that.
 

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That's a beauty, Oliver. Like Tom, I had a big smile on when I saw it.
 
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