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When my brother turned 70 I wanted to make a special gift for him. Instead of the usual trappings displayed on a family crest I replaced them with some of his favorite things – a lobster, a beer mug an Irish hat and a shamrock. This was carved on my CNC. The wood is mahogany





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 920 days ago

Hi Phil
Welcome to Ljs
This looks great ,I wouldn’t have a clue how to use a CNC.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Phil277

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#2 posted 920 days ago

Thanks A1Jim. I see that you make Shaker furniture. Hancock Shaker Village is a 5 minute drive from my house. http://www.hancockshakervillage.org/ This was an established Shaker community. They made furniture and many other Shaker items during their history. I’ve been doing CNC work for about 8 years now. It has really expanded my capabilities.

Phil

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Northwest29

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#3 posted 920 days ago

Phil, what a great idea, ‘a few of his favorite things’. I really like the originality of your work, very nicley done.

What is the size of this piece? Is this a home made CNC or a commercial one? What software are you using?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Alexander Valle-Albert

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#4 posted 920 days ago

Great… and welcome to LJ.

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Phil277

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#5 posted 920 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Ron, the piece is 1” x 8” x 12” and my machine is a benchtop Shopbot – 24”x 32” table. My software is Aspire produced by Vectric. They make 2D and 3D CAD-CAM software – excellent products.

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 919 days ago

Ha! Ha! I love it! Very very cool gift…

Thanks for sharing and welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Heidi Neely

550 posts in 1771 days


#7 posted 919 days ago

This coat of arms puts the one I carved to shame…..however I see it was CNC carved, so that makes me feel a little bit better ;) Very cool idea using things he likes instead of the traditional family crest.

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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AZMac

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#8 posted 919 days ago

That is so cool. very nice work welcome to LJ.

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Phil277

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#9 posted 918 days ago

Thanks for the compliments,I’m new to this forum and it’s definitely a cool place. Many beautiful projects.
Heidi, I like your family coat of arms very much. I appreciate the time and effort of hand carving versus CNC. I am learning to hand carve as well. Three years ago I joined a group of volunteers building hand carved carousel horses. We have a professional woodcarver who is leading the effort an teaching us how to carve.

Phil

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Heidi Neely

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#10 posted 918 days ago

Very cool…I would love to try carving something as large as a carousel horse some day, but I’m not that brave yet. I tend to stick to smaller projects that I can handle easier, but maybe someday I’ll give it a try :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Phil277

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#11 posted 917 days ago

Heidi, a carousel horse is definitely a challenging project. After working on about 25 of them for the past 3 years I am not ready to go it alone. I’m planning on doing a small one, about 18” long this year.
This link is our website http://www.berkshirecarousel.com/Berkshire_Carousel/The_Ponies.html
If you click on “The Ponies” you will see pictures of the horses we are building, “Creating The Ponies” shows the process beginning with the blanks.

Phil

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#12 posted 916 days ago

great gift idea. I am sure he loved it.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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