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Project by CountryWoodCrafts posted 10-16-2010 06:57 AM 1922 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still learning the CNC. Flatness of the material was the lesson. I found you do not get curious and LEAN on the table to watch it cut because it changes the material height and lightens the cut. Duh!!! should have known better. CNCs are nice because you can restart the program and re-cut the same cuts. Although if you lean on the table hard enough it changes the bit angle ever so slightly so that when you re-cut it changes the wall thickness of the cut. Lesson I hope is now learned. I still find myself peeking and have to watch my arms so as not to lean on the table again.

Wood is pine. Great for learning . . .cheap.
Red enamel paint for coloring.
Minwax one step Golden Oak Stain and Sealer

-- George, Maggie Valley, NC ,

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 08:37 AM

The paint really sets off the design well. You would probably enjoy reading the book “Looking Good in Print”. It is really hard to work with such simple elements like this.

What are you using for CNC?

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 04:12 PM

Nice results for a first time. Thanks for posting the step-by-step pictures. They really help us understand what you are doing.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 01:37 AM

It is a shark pro plus CNC which has an extended deck. Cutting area is 55×25 x 5

-- George, Maggie Valley, NC ,

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