CNC Pineapples for Christmas

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Project by JimRochester posted 12-23-2016 12:39 PM 1012 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year I make a bunch of an item to give away as Christmas presents then I have a few more for the shows. The extras will usually pay for any router bits or special materials I needed for the project. In this case I would need to sell about 200 of these to pay for the CNC. This is a nice little fruit and/or veggie dish in the free projects section on the vectric website so I glued up some interesting boards and went to town. Excellent practice using the machine. I made 14 of them altogether. Not sure why that last picture insists on rotating. I saved it just like other ones and tried 3 times then gave up.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 12-23-2016 02:19 PM

These are really neat. Will make great gifts. I’d buy one to help you support your habit. And I love fresh pineapple too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-23-2016 04:22 PM

Jim those look really cool. What kind of CNC are you using?

Also, great work getting all the stripes to line up… those can be a real bugger sometimes

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 12-23-2016 07:59 PM

I have never used a CNC machine but I sure like the outcome of these. Great job on the glue up as well. Those would really sell well here.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-23-2016 09:40 PM

I use a Shark I got from Rockler. Really haven’t done much with it. The learning curve is pretty steep and when you are doing all sort of other things tough to get up to speed.

The big knock on CNC is that the machine is doing the work for you. So even to me, I wouldn’t really count plunking down a slab of cherry and letting the machine cut me a pineapple as woodworking. I wanted to come up with some creative designs.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#5 posted 12-24-2016 08:29 AM

Nice pineapple shape first and excellent wood combinations and inlay stripes. Awesome gifts. I like those carved details on edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-25-2016 04:28 AM

You did enough other work to stay in the club. You could stop using your table saw and go back to the rip saw to cut the boards. Yeah, not me either.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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