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Wine Bottle Holder - CNC

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Project by mikeacg posted 08-13-2015 03:50 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do a lot of hand carving, especially for one-off pieces, but I do believe in using the proper tool for the proper job. Some things like textures are just better accomplished using a CNC machine. I will always be clear about how my projects are created. This is a CNC project. I saw a large, textured leaf on the vines growing on my fence in Wilmington, NC and wondered if I could scan it into my computer. Amazingly it made a very nice Black & White jpeg which I imported into Aspire (from Vectric). The leaves are one piece and the base is another. I carved the leaves in pine with a 1/8” tapered ballnose which held all the detail very nicely. I later carved the name of a friend’s winery into the base and gave it to him as a present (He had gifted me with several bottles of his homemade brew so I felt a bit guilty…). Here’s a shout-out to Ray and Mary Anne in Bailey, NC!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 08-13-2015 04:43 PM

Those leaves look incredible.

Great idea and superb execution – congrats!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 11:34 PM

Thank you Robert! I enjoyed making it!

I see lots of mash paddles and taps on your project list. Are you a brewer? I’ve been working with a friend who is starting a nano-brewery and learning a lot about beer.

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 10:40 AM

Nice job, Mike. I have to raise one point against the art wood carving with CNC. I had my satisfactions from programming system in the computer, I have my satisfactions from wood carving by hands with chisel, gauge and by electric tools (like Dremel, Chainsaw – these are shorten the time of work). I can achieve the same result with mechanical tools only, but using electrical tools doesn’t hurt my enjoyment from wood carving.
I assume that carving with CNC will take my satisfaction from the challenge of wood carving. My opinion is good for me, I don’t criticize others’ way of thinking and behavior about this subject.
For example, I can see that can be better by CNC from economic point of view.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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Eli Adamit

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#4 posted 08-14-2015 10:55 AM

O mike, I’m within the 60 minutes, in which I can make changes in my above comment, but there is no reason to change it:
After posting the previous comment, I went to read your home page and find out that you are a new comer here, so,You are welcomed to the Lumberjocks. I learned another example from your homepage on why to use CNC, so what I want to add is to bless you with good health and Enjoy what you are doing.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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mikeacg

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 11:24 AM

Eli,

I understand what you are saying. There is something so nice about the feel of wood and the challenges of working with the grain. But there is also something exciting about creating a 3D object on a computer, taking an idea and making it live. A design in a computer is so intangible – the 3 dimensions exist only in cyberspace – and yet, through the use of a computer controlled router, the object becomes real. It is like magic to me…
Thanks for your welcome to Lumberjocks! I have looked at all of your projects (The Prayer is my favorite!) and appreciate your carving skills. I will be posting some of my hand carved pieces as soon as I have time. I hope you will enjoy them my friend!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Eli Adamit

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#6 posted 08-14-2015 01:43 PM

Mike, I understand what you are saying about creating a 3D object on a computer. I have no experience with programming 3D but I had some experience with programming management systems and it is exciting to see how many code lines yield a system which works.
I add you to my buddies list in the Lumberjocks in order to follow your projects.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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