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This project started out as a gift for a single family, 4 snowmen carved and cut out with a CNC machine, then painted and mortised into a plywood base. They liked it so much, I made this version for my inlaws. I thought it could look like a Christmas tree, but represent their family as well. The snowmen were carved out of 1/4 inch baltic birch plywood and glued into a stand made of 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood. Each row of snowmen has a 1/4 inch gap between it and the row behind it to allow for easier reading of the name/Christmas caroling Hymnal. I painted everything in black acrylic (front and back) then painted around the recessed carvings with the other colours to leave a black outline around the shapes. I finished it with a couple coats of spray matte finish. Word to the wise, the wood working took almost no time, the painting however was giving me fits by the time I finished.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.





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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Great idea. Maybe another future project would include laser images of actual family members on the tree!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 497 days ago

Fun job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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romansfivefive

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#3 posted 497 days ago

I have never looked into Laser images and have no idea how that works Charles, Do you know anything about that process?

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Surfside

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#4 posted 497 days ago

That is so cute!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 497 days ago

More than amused by it. :)

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romansfivefive

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#6 posted 495 days ago

Thanks folks

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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