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Owl Carving Live Edge Cherry

Rating:
5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds LEAD Machine
    Software:
    Vectric V-carve Pro, bCNC, Meshmixer
    Electronics:
    xPRO Board
    Machine Time:
    10 hours
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" down cut end mill roughing, 1/8" ball nose end mill finishing.
    Feeds & Speeds:
    80 IPM roughing, 80 ipm finish
    Materials:
    Cherry wood, Minwax polyblends classic oak.
    If you guys and girls seen my last project using live edge, I mentioned I had found two pieces at a good price. One was Walnut (Tree Spirit) and the other, Cherry. Well I came up another fitting candidate for this live edge carving. I bought this model from Etsy, and edited it with Meshmixer to get rid of some unwanted aspects of it. I exported it back out of there and laid it out in V-Carve pro.

    I find using the dome/ dish clipart found free within vcarve works well in carving like this. When there will not be a profile cutout done, it's a good solution. Adjust the heights of each, the dish and the model until you reach a happy depth of cut without blowing through the back, or cutting off any surface detail is the trick.


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  1. Mark Carew
    Another great one Jack! I really like the effect the bottom two leaves they look 3D
    Nice job thank you for sharing :thumbsup:
    p.s.
    Great tip
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you. Yeah, there are some very nice features with Vectric. I still don't know half of what it can do! :)
      Jack D, Aug 28, 2019
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  2. GrayUK
    Another excellent example!
    Have you considered a Matt finish, rather than the high gloss?
    Great job.
    Well done.
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you . That is actually a satin finish according to MinWax. It was still wet in the first two full size photos. I'm pretty happy with it in person.
      Jack D, Aug 28, 2019
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