New York City

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Project by Talyn posted 05-17-2010 08:12 AM 1765 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New York City – the way I will always remember it. There wasn’t a day that I was driving in and around the city that I didn’t look for the Two Towers, No matter where I was, I could always see them; I Always knew where home was. I can remember being lost in NJ about 40 miles from NY driving over a big hill and I would look for my towers to find my way home. That was before GPS of course! Now I just turn on my phone and say go home:)

I was in Brooklyn, working – on 911 we could hear the explosion, but could not see where it came from. I was listening to Howard Stern on the radio when he said the Towers were hit by a plain… nobody knew it was a jumbo jet. So I went to a pier in Brooklyn to see what was going on. That’s where I saw the Towers for the last time. After that I looked up at the Brooklyn Bridge and all I saw was thousands of people covered in white dust crossing over. I will Never Forget that Day…....

I Always wanted to do a carving of the City Skyline, So I downloaded some photos of the City, opened up my Rhino cad and started designing. It took me around 15hrs to make the models of the buildings. Then I had to place all the buildings where I wanted them. After that I sent it to my Rhino Cam software for my G-Code.
The wood is MDF, it was 1 1/2” x 40” x 15” This carving did not come the way I intended, but now I know what I have to do. The next one will be much better – not too bad for my first try.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender,

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 09:53 AM

think that your sorrow is felt by many all around the world
btw, the other day I saw a wonderful and famous film of the silent era, “the Docks of New York”, and your carving made me recall the opening tracking shot
(really a wonderful film)

-- Antonio

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#2 posted 05-17-2010 01:10 PM

very touching story…. where will you put the carving??

-- jk

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 01:17 PM

Great CNC project.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 03:30 PM

that had to be dusty :D

it looks great!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 03:48 PM

Speaking of Dust, I have this ( ) and it works GREAT! I recommended this for anyone with dust.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender,

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 04:57 PM

Hey Talyn!
Greetings from Brooklyn! I am right there with you—I experienced 9/11, and it gives me chills reading you story.
Your carving is an awesome tribute to how many of us will always think of the skyline.
i went you your website—do you do custom cnc work? my wife is always looking for cnc options—she even wants us to purchase one as there are not enough options in the city. let me know.

-- Chris

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 06:24 PM

You do very nice work. Well done!

I remember watching the Towers being built. I could see them from my home. It was so sad to see them go.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 01:32 AM

Very cool skyline

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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