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Cedar Jesus

Postby Xxray » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:07 am

Cedar is probably one of the last things 3D makers think of when thinking of material for models, but I've always wanted to give it a try.
Glad I did, some pretty wild grain patterns, and overall pleasing look. Shapes very well ... The knot, at first I was not going to include it, but I thought it would give the piece character, so long as it didn't fracture while cutting. Didn't want it on the face though, the location worked out just right.
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Re: Cedar Jesus

Postby buck4 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:35 pm

nice work, love the smell of cedar in the shop
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Re: Cedar Jesus

Postby Xxray » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:57 am

Very true, the pleasant aroma is an added bonus.
Creates a very fine dust though ,,All in all, I'm impressed cedar.
Shapes nicely, easily available and fairly cheap.
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Re: Cedar Jesus

Postby Mick Martin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:19 am

Nice work Doug,

What finish did you use?
What is the size of the project?
What tooling did you use?

I know I ask a lot of questions.

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Re: Cedar Jesus

Postby Xxray » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:59 am

Model is about 10x6".
I started a rough pass with a 1/4 ball nose, but I only ran it to 25% or so. After that, it was taking nothing off except at the edges, just a waste of time & electricity. So I aborted the rough and went right to the finish, which I used a 1/8 tapered spiral for, at 8% stepover. Took about 90 minutes, was well satisfied with the result.
I used 2 coats of walnut stain, with light sanding in between coats. Was going to clear coat, but it sure looked glossy enough to me without it.
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