|Project by Roger Gaborski||posted 12-10-2015 01:00 AM||1151 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my first attempt at creating an inlay using the CNC machine. The process starts with first drawing the turtle. The drawing is then scanned into the CAD software (in my case simply taking a picture with the iPhone and loading the image). The image is then converted to a vectorized image and the vectors are cleaned up to give a better representation of the turtle. These vectors will be used to cut both the individual components (legs, head, shell parts) and the pockets in which the individual components will be inserted. Next, the inlay components are cut by cutting along the outside of each vector component. In my case the actual inlay parts are mahogany and walnut, but the image shown here is a test image – I neglected to take pictures of the final mahogany/walnut components. The pockets are cut by cutting inside of each vector components. The components are glued into the pockets and sanded. The inlay is coated with two coating of acrylic finish. The overall size is approximately 11”x14”.
-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com