|Project by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler||posted 05-14-2010 03:17 PM||2941 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
After a long, cold Winter, (the CarveWright doesn’t do well below 50 degrees F.) I did a serious sign. Its 30 inches wide, carved in poplar and painted in acrylics and top coated with polyurethane.
The carving goes in a quarter inch in the deepest areas, but the large white letters are at the top surface of the board.
The CarveWright machine took about four hours to carve this rather complicated design, but it would take a week, more or less, to carve with hand chisels and it’s far beyond my skill level.
When the board comes out it requires a fair amount of clean up. There are lots of fuzzies and tool marks that need to be cleared up, but it still beats hand carving, for me.
I have no idea if there is a local market for this sort of thing, but I’m going to give it a try.
But a sign like this, given the materials, design time, hand work and painting, would run a customer about $350, so I’m hoping there are some folks with the desire to have a sign unique to their business.
-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.