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Torque Workcentre at work.. #12: 3-D carving.

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« Part 11: New Sign for the trip to Melbourne. Part 12 of Torque Workcentre at work.. series Part 13: 3D carving video »

This weekend just gone we did a little bit of 3-D carving.I think we were a little adventurous and we were only moderately successful. Did not really have the right cutters but over all I think It came out fair to muddling. I made a blank out of plywood glued up.. 400 mm by 400 mm by 70 odd mm thick, and used a sun face for the template.
Spent a lot of the time scarfing out the waste .. would have been better gluing up a pyramid…. you will figure this out from the photos. [ lucky we had a large surfacing bit for the router to clean out the bulk.] i won’t be finishing it as it was just an exercise in what the beast could do. Did ok I think. Less bulk and a different cutter and I think it may have been better?




We had a fun day… video taped the sign making, surfaced a gum slab, and had a go at the 3-D carving and don’t forget the Barbie and a few sherberts afterwards. All in all a good day for all.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1796 days ago

Hey Larry,
What kind of cutter did you use…....not bad for a first attempt mate….looking good.

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moshel

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#2 posted 1796 days ago

do you have a bowl bit? might work well as everything is round and there are no square corners.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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degoose

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#3 posted 1796 days ago

Moshe I used a core box bit 12 mm [ round nose] and was going to reduce it through 9.5 mm and down to 6.35 mm but I ran out of time and had to remove the setup to make room for the next job on the wee beastie..
Please note that the pin in the copy attachment and the router bit must match,, square or round.
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#4 posted 1796 days ago

looks like you are having fun ,
kicking the tires on the beastie .

it is an amazing machine ,
and you are the right guy to play with it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#5 posted 1796 days ago

Did you use David’s face as the model????

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

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#6 posted 1796 days ago

wow ellen !

thats how i look when i wake up ,
my hair sticking out in all directions !

but carved in stacked plywood ,
sounds about right .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1796 days ago

Hi Larry;

Be tough to use as a cutting board!

Nice website.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#8 posted 1796 days ago

Larry: a great start.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sawdust2

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#9 posted 1796 days ago

I’ve a friend who has the Carvemaster (Sears version of Carvewright. That is computer controlled.
Yours is just as good.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1796 days ago

Looks like fun Larry

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 1796 days ago

Where’s the Purple Heart?

Again, You have too much fun.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 1796 days ago

That’s not a sun face, it’s more like someone been sitting way to long in the inspirational chair with multiple toucans…what a glow….LOL. You keep pushing that wee beastly of yours and we’ll see you on the cover of FWW magazine. Great work Doc. thanks for posting Blkcherry

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mtkate

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#13 posted 1795 days ago

wow. what a fun machine!

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stefang

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#14 posted 1794 days ago

Looks like a pretty good result to me. Please let us see again when you get the right cutters.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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wyeth

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#15 posted 1788 days ago

Interesting Larry,
I will have to try mine soon. One limitation is that the cutter can not be angled away from vertical (can it?)so that prevents any undercutting so for most relief carving the copy cant be perfect but could be a very good basis for later finishing off with hand carving tools?

-- David Australia

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