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Project by Mikesawdust posted 07-13-2012 05:37 PM 1221 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was requested by a friend who is currently deployed. I did the top with my carvewright. I know many think it’s a skill free way of carving and I agree to an extent, but I’m busy and it was needed in a hurry. I also know I have no skill as a carver. I respect anyone who can sit down with basic tools and produce a work of art, but I will never be in the category of the people I admire on this site and others. That said, the carvewright machine has a steep learning curve and I trashed the first top tops I tried, but I seem to be getting better with it. I highly recommend it, but it is a needy machine for maintenance and it is the loudest tool in the shop. And when I say loud, I work in a shop with all industial size tools, having this high pitched whine for 7 hours while it carves is straining on the nerves.
The top is book matched Black walnut, the sides are Maple. I tried a different joint on the corners (rather than Miters) which I really liked. These corner joints were much easier to square. I pegged the sides with small and large dowels, I made a quick drill jig to keep the pattern even. The inside is of course sealed and lined in Spanish cedar.





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#1 posted 07-13-2012 06:19 PM

Great work! No need to justify using currently available tools to produce good work, which is exacly what you did. May I ask why you went carvewright vs other options?

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 06:54 PM

meh. the “purist” argument is a hollow one. The result is what counts and that sure is an awfully nice result. If being a hand-carver is the goal, then that’s it’s own thing.

Nice humi! I like how beefy the sides look relative to the overall dimension.

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 07:51 PM

BQuicksilver- I chose carvewright mainly because it was all in one and didn’t require a computer to be attached while it was carving. Also it can do long peices, as long as they are supported and dont over stress the drive belt gears. I got lucky and orfered when they were having a 5 year aniversary, so I was able to lay in the upgrades and still keep it to $1600. The licensing and proprietary parts and software are a pain at times but seem to work ok. I do wish it came with a vacume attachment, that will be my next purchase, it’s a third party add-on.

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 07:43 AM

That’s very nice! I’m sure your friend will be ecstatic!

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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