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Harley Carving

Rating:
4.5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds WorkBee
    Electronics:
    OpenBuilds BlackBox
    Machine Time:
    3hrs
    Bit or Laser Size:
    .624 tapered ?
    Feeds & Speeds:
    60/30
    Materials:
    MDF, Rust-Oleum and Acrylic
    So I wanted to see how well MDF would carve being that it is soft and stable perhaps leading to faster but better detail on some pieces.
    My results with the carving turned out quite well but I should have either made this bigger or not as high.
    As a result the skulls did not come out as well as I would have liked but I compensated with a little paint to bring out the highlights.
    I tried to seal the MDF with an Acrylic Clear first but it just kept soaking in and would not seal properly.
    I decided to use what I had on hand and used the Rust-Oleum. It sealed it in 3 coats. Not what I wanted to use but since this was only a test I didn’t want to use my Auto Air Products.
    Lesson learned though. I will use a white sealer next time with a fast set time.
    I used Acrylics and detail brushes to complete the project. It took a couple days but didn’t turn out tool bad.
    I ended up giving it to a business that had done some work on my bike a while back for free and the owner cried. I said I did it out of appreciation nothing more.

    Enjoy,
    Randy 3C93B6EC-ADBA-419D-9818-FD04D0BCF553.jpeg
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  1. MaryD
    Kindness is contagious! Congrats on using your skills to make someone's day!
  2. rokasni
    Πολύ ωραίο. :thumbsup:
    Συγχαρητήρια.
  3. Retsaj
    Nice one! I love anything Harley Davidson haha Instant fan here!
  4. Mark Carew
    Wow really nice job , the paint really make this pop
    1. Randy
      This was a tough one to do. I buggered up at the beginning of the finish so I had to improvise. Lesson learned.
      Randy, Mar 11, 2021
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