|Project by mikeacg||posted 08-13-2015 03:50 PM||847 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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