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I have been putting this off for years, but decided to embrace the Slicing tool in Aspire to see what could be done with Deeper models.

So I reviewed Ms Becky's training video on slicing, where she always makes me feel like my memory is shot and I am an idiot, than watched how she sliced an Apple about 5 times.

Than I waded into this 30" tall 4 inch deep piece. The concept is a an Owl in a gnarly old tree, with a snow globe sticking out....( painting will make it so I hope).

I laid the entire piece out on a 4' x2' piece of 1" pine slab from Lowes and than hit the Slice button. Seperated the slices and started carving.

Next is glue up, than finish carving. But I thought you all might find the steps out the CNC interesting.
 

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Unreal!
I wasn’t even aware of slicing . Dam near looks like a 5 axis cnc did it. Great stuff Scott
 

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I love watching Beki's tutorials, but I must honesty admit that her soft-spoken voiceovers have caused me to fall asleep on more than one occasion.

Great project, and congratulations on a newly acquired skill!
 

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And I am trying to keep one or two steps ahead of Honest John...
You're in the next county -- miles ahead down the road !!!

Gotta try that one of these days ..... adding it to the list.
 

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there aren't any adjectives to help me out here...
but..
your work is a gold standard...
 
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The only challenge with slicing 3D models is that sometimes you end up with layers that have brittle sharp edges until glued up. If you're going to paint then a little filler will replace the missing bits, but if you're planning an oil finish on a hardwood model then glue lines and those sharp layer edges need to be thoughtfully planned for.

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Wow that is great. I too am looking forward to the finish.
 

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The only challenge with slicing 3D models is that sometimes you end up with layers that have brittle sharp edges until glued up. If you're going to paint then a little filler will replace the missing bits, but if you're planning an oil finish on a hardwood model then glue lines and those sharp layer edges need to be thoughtfully planned for.

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indeed. And I will be counting on the paint to cover up any corrections I have to make in the joints.. Not sure that slicing is a great option when the natural wood finish is a desired outcome...
 

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Glad you started with something simple😊

Now I feel really inferior for the start of 2019 as I am still to cut my hold down clamps and some coasters on my Shapeoko3. At least the Hello World test went OK.
LOL if you feel real bad I can send you some pictures of a few of my recent disasters... if that would help...

Enjoy the journey.
 

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Scott, I read this in the email and just knew it was you playing around again. Slicing also is a good thing when you want to have the main item in the project to stick way out of a shallow pocket or frame.

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project. I can already see the realistic Owl ready to take wing.
 

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She does some of the Vectric tutorials.
 

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So what happened to the owl when finishing???
 
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