|Project by romansfivefive||posted 12-06-2012 02:31 PM||832 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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.