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Cherry Wood Ship On Map

Rating:
5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    CNC Router
    Software:
    Vectric V-Carve, bCNC
    Machine Time:
    18 +
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" down cut, 1mm. Tapered ball end mill, .125" straight end mill.
    Feeds & Speeds:
    80 IPM, Dewalt DWP set on 2 & 3.
    Materials:
    Cherry Wood. Medium Oak & poly all in one finish.
    I was skimming through my model collection and decided this would look really nice carved into a Cherry wood blank I had glued up recently. Model was purchased from Etsy. 3d STL Model for CNC Router Engraver Carving Machine Relief Artcam Aspire "Ship in Frame" CNC files

    It has been hot and filled with pop up storms around here for weeks. The humidity levels are up and down, which really does a number on wood.

    I started carving this, and let the machine run until evening, paused it and restarted it the next morning. After a few hours, I went to check on it, ( I am constantly monitoring with a video feed if I leave the shop! I also have VNC viewer up and running on my PC to stop the job as well, if need be) I noticed the wood was starting to warp up on me. I didn't have it screwed down to the spoil board as I usually do. Instead, I only had blocks holding around the outside perimeter.

    When the wood started warping upwards, it allowed space between my blocks and the work piece. It also caused sections of the work piece to become closer to the Z axis than what it started as. I stopped the job, and carefully screwed the work piece down to the spoil board like it should have been in the first place.

    I had to modify the g-code a bit to try and compensate for the cutting errors that had taken place, and re-cut/ back track some of what I had already finished. I let the job continue on until it finished. Not a terrible outcome, but a lesson to always do the best you can when securing your work!

    There are some noticeable differences in Z depth in some areas, but with the textures of the model, I think it turned out reasonably well.

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    Thanks for checking out this project. and hope you all enjoy.
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  1. Theresa Rathell
    Jack,
    Just looking through these projects, I think your wood carvings are wonderful
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you very much.
      Jack D, Aug 2, 2019
  2. Steveathome
    Love the finish, really well done
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you.
      Jack D, Jun 24, 2019
  3. RV6APilot
    This is great. The finish really makes the Cherry pop.
    Any idea why the board started warping?
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thanks. Yeah, the finish really brought it to life. It's one of my personal favorites. I believe the warping is just from changes in humidity levels. I didn't have it screwed down, and after removing that much material from the stock, it started cupping. Got to love it.
      Jack D, Jun 9, 2019
  4. rokasni
    Excellent.
      Jack D likes this.
  5. MaryD
    The finish really added to the piece.
      Jack D and MFCarew like this.
    1. Jack D
      Thanks, I must agree with you! Lol
      Jack D, May 29, 2019
  6. MFCarew
    Very well done project, thank you for sharing.
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you.
      Jack D, May 29, 2019
  7. GrayUK
    Really nice job. :D
    Well Done :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Gray
      MFCarew and Jack D like this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you Gray.
      Jack D, May 29, 2019
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