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One of my clients wanted a carved moose head with a very large set of antlers that he found mounted on the carving...

I did not have a large enough log to carve that. So I used Aspire to lay out a moose head in pieces in a large 3" spruce slab. Cut out all the pieces on the CNC machine, than glued and clamped them.

and that is pretty much the end of the CNC story. next I chainsaw carved the blocked up moose head.. finish carved it, painted it, installed a 1" piece of angle iron through the head to facilitate mounting the antlers... than mounted the antlers. hope these pictures are in order.

I chose not to use the cnc to do any 3D carving on this piece. I suppose with a good full 3 d model you could slice this and use Aspire to do a 2 sided carving... but I am not there yet..
 

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Very impressive looks great
 

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next level impressive....
 
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Fantastic work, you just keep raising the bar!!
You need to create an Alaska reality woodworking TV series to compete with all of the other Alaska based shows!
 

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Nice job. Definitely looks realistic.

Years ago I read about a life-size carved elephant head, with real tusks. It was done basically the same way you did. The workers cut out most of the interior, to lighten it, possibly because it was hung on a wall. There were more than one working on it, and it took a lot longer, because it was a lot longer. I believe it was made from teak. They didn't color it tho, just put a finish on it, except for that you would swear it was a real African trophy. You might wish you hadn't done such a great job on that moose, if you get someone coming thru your door with a pair of elephant tusks.
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If I was trying for a moose, this is probably about as close as I could get.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Pooping-Reindeer-Candy-Dispenser/
 
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To quote my wife to me .........

"That's very impressive. Why can't you do that?"

So I told her ..... "My talents are in other fields."

She laughed
 
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