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Waterfowl Wall Art

Rating:
5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds WorkBee
    Software:
    Vectric Pro
    Electronics:
    OpenBuilds BlackBox
    Machine Time:
    8 hours
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" flat, 5 degree tapered 0.5 mm ball nose
    Materials:
    Live edge pine
    I recently purchased Vectric Vcarve Pro and decided I would try to make a 3D carving of a duck as a Christmas gift for my duck hunter Son. This was my 1st attempt at doing anything true 3D and I couldn't be happier with the results. The stl file was purchased from Etsy and the live edge stock came from my local Lowes store. The wall hanging is about 16" x 24". I found the Vectric software to be excellent and easy to use. The stl file was very detailed and the tiny 0.5mm ball nose cutter did an excellent job. The final tool path took a little over 3 hours and it was fun to watch it transform the rough cut into the detailed duck. A few coats of tung oil was applied to seal the wood and enhance the carvings detail. The whole process was really so easy I would consider this to be a beginners project.

    Thanks for looking!

    - Mark-

    Duck 3D carving.jpg
    Duck 3D carving.jpg

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  1. Shawn Hartwig
    Wow. Great job. Its pieces like this, that can inspire others. Thank you for sharing
  2. MaryD
    The live edge wood selected really adds to the feeling of the outdoors. Bravo.
    1. GRMark
      Thank you for your comment I really appreciate it. It is amazing the things we can do with our hobby CNCs!
      GRMark, Jan 20, 2021
  3. Randy
    That is Fantastic.
  4. Rink
    Very impressive. I especially like the way the wing extends outside of the circle, really gives it some depth and personality.

    Thx, rink.
    1. GRMark
      Thanks for the good comment. I have never done anything like this and it was impressive to watch it being carved. Amazing what can be done with a hobbyist CNC!
      GRMark, Jan 4, 2021
  5. rokasni
    Συγχαρητήρια.
    Πολύ ωραίο και υπέροχη δουλειά. :)
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