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Plaques Done Over The Past Few Months (Part 2)

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Project by CountryWoodCrafts posted 06-04-2011 02:43 PM 1298 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(Part 2)
Some of the plaques I have done over the past few months. I shall add new projects to show the others. I seem to have maxed out the thumbnails on this one.

-- George, Loxahatchee Florida, http://www.facebook.com/country.wood.crafts.and.furniture





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 02:50 PM

Again, I really like these! Is that soap with “Nancy” on it? Pretty cool. :)

Sheila

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

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CountryWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 06-04-2011 02:55 PM

Yeah. . . I know we are just to have wood projects on here. . . .but I had a quick thought. . . grabbed a bar of soap. . . held it under the machine and carved it. . . just playing around personalizing soap for my mother. . .

-- George, Loxahatchee Florida, http://www.facebook.com/country.wood.crafts.and.furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 06-04-2011 03:01 PM

Well I think it is fine to be here! I just didn’t know if it was soap or a stone of some kind. :) I certainly hope that they don’t get THAT picky!! If they do, I’m outta here! Everything looks awesome!

Sheila

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

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TrentFysty

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#4 posted 06-04-2011 05:06 PM

What type of tooling are you using? I run CNC as well and when it comes to V-Carving I am still looking for a bit that I really like and would love your input. Nice work, are you selling these or just making them for fun?

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CountryWoodCrafts

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#5 posted 06-04-2011 08:46 PM

I am selling the plaques. . . many of them were for customers. I use the 60° and 90° bits then for the flat areas to be cleared I use the 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4 straight bits. . for massive clearing I will use the 1/2, 3/4, and my favorite 1 1/16 . . . clears fast . . . . I use a 1/16 ball nose bit for the 3D work to get the finest detail to come out. Get your 3D bits here . . . you won’t be disappointed. http://www.precisebits.com/products/carbidebits/taperedcarve250b4f.asp

And if you are playing with pine . . . .toss it aside . . .after hours of finish sanding and preparing I switched to poplar and hard woods. . . they have outrageous grains and cleaner cut. . . resulting in a lot less finishing work. Some of the plaques I have posted are in pine. . . but I try not to use it anymore. . .

-- George, Loxahatchee Florida, http://www.facebook.com/country.wood.crafts.and.furniture

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Chris Cunanan

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 07:44 AM

how long would it take to program/import something like the first one? what do you use to create the graphic, or is it a template of some sort? i’m blown away by the garden one, i know my mom would just Love somethin like that…might have to just do it by hand though…just curious, if i had a graphic ready to go for a cnc shop how much do you think it’d cost? of course size matters, but say a 1’x2’ of something like that…maybe 2 hours @~$100 an hour? tx for sharing these

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