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Project by Dustygreg posted 07-15-2018 01:36 PM 747 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Maple Jewelry box. Bee motif is a design purchased from Design and Make. I have made a dozen boxes with the bee design. I also use purchased the dragon fly and I have used the frog and maple leaf designs that are included with the Vectric V-Carve 9,0 software package. The CNC machine I use for the V-Carve process is the Next Wave Automation’s Piranha FX which is their entry level machine that retails for about 1600$ For my needs it is adequate for small area renderings.





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Joe

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#1 posted 07-15-2018 02:10 PM

Very nice box, I like the contrasting splines and top with the CNC work. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 07-15-2018 06:18 PM

This is an outstanding box and displays a lot of nice details and fine craftsmanship. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 07-15-2018 07:30 PM

Goes to show an entry level machine can do good complimentary work. Those really set your box apart from others.
Which is the most popular design so far?
Steve.

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#4 posted 07-15-2018 08:31 PM

Wonderful carvings

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Dustygreg

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#5 posted 07-16-2018 02:12 AM

The Honey Bee I think has sold the best and gets the most compliments. Design and Make has a good selection that would lend itself to many types of projects. Here is the link if your not familiar https://store.designandmake.com/modelShop At this point I have mixed feelings about using commercial 3D art. I think I’m too old to become proficient at learning to do relief carving so CNC clip art is a nice way to add some dimension and theme to your work. I would like to work on developing my own silhouette images and ink line drawings that could be easily turned into inlays and etchings with the Vectric software calculating the tool paths. I went to college and studied commercial art for two years when I was a young lad and I still can draw pretty good. I just need to focus and do it, and then I’ll have all original design which I think would be more rewarding.

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reeshoward52

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#6 posted 07-16-2018 03:57 AM

Beautiful work

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