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first attempt at inlay into a carving.

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Project by romansfivefive posted 12-06-2012 02:31 PM 568 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This started out as a very simple cutting board for my mother in law, but the back seemed so plain that I decided to carve a Hackney Horse onto it and inset the name of their farm. When I was finished with the carving the horse looked odd as a recess, so I reversed the image and recalibrated the image (in Vcarve pro 5.5) to produce a mirror image that could be cut out with some detail. The legs presented a problem as they were so thin that I blew them out several times. But the finished product fit beautifully and was glued with outdoor glue. I stained the horse and the carved side of the board and rubbed in oil to finish the cutting board side. We will see how it holds up, but i will definitely try this inlay method again soon.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 04:49 PM

Nice job. Wish I had a CNC to play with. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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romansfivefive

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 04:54 PM

thanks, I have had one for two years and I only now starting to feel like I understand what I am doing. I bought mine (Romax 18×12) used from someone who had given up on it. It wasn’t too expensive, but the software certainly adds up.

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

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 10:14 PM

Spectacular piece.

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romansfivefive

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 01:09 AM

Thanks for the kind words

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

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