Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

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Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:21 pm

Have a Funky piece of 5yr old White Oak firewood stolen from Mom's woodpile.
9.5.19 MOM'S 5YR OLD OAK 1.jpg

Pretty scraggly looking to start with, but surfaced the backside and cleaned it up a little
9.5.19 MOM'S 5YR OLD OAK JIG FROM HECK.jpg


9.5.19 MOM'S 5YR OLD OAK BASE DEPTH STOPPED.jpg

.....THOUGHT it was going to be on Owl, but the shape and a dead branch kinda nixxed that idea.
9.7.19 OAK1 1 DEAD BRANCH.jpg

Kinda liked the natural shape, and didn't want to cut it all away.
9.6.19 OAK1 1.jpg


Went looking for models, and was search "Cliff Dwellings" when I ran across a pic from Sketchfab for Cave Buddha.
It was a free model by Di Luo and I pocked this one she modeled;
https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/yungang-cave-20-745ab213fd9d468e9646a99c60f1183e

cont.
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Darn...had it all written and now it won't paste.

Anyways.....The cut will all come down to size and placement mainly,and did NOT want to muck up the Oak piece.
So searched my short Black Walnut pieces I cut for thing like Fox in a Log, and found one of similar height and rough profile.
9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA TEST CUT 2.jpg

9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA TEST CUT 3.jpg

9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA TEST CUT 4.jpg


Now jigged up and should be finished calculating now.
9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA TEST CUT 5.jpg

Using all Finish Toolpaths and roughing with a long 1mm Tapered Ball Nose(TBN), by cheating Z-zero Up, and then cutting down in stages....Model height is 1.27", so first upcheat was 1" UP.
ALL Safe-Z's are .01"....nervous first start :)
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby rtibbs2018 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm

Scott,
I love your artistic ability. I look at a piece of wood and see a piece of wood. You look at a piece of wood and see a figure captured within. Great work!!!!

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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby martin54 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:30 pm

rtibbs2018 wrote:Scott,
I love your artistic ability. I look at a piece of wood and see a piece of wood. You look at a piece of wood and see a figure captured within. Great work!!!!

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I am so glad I am not the only one :lol: :lol: :lol: I don't think I have an artistic bone in my body :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 pm

:oops: Thanks for the compliments, BUT when you see the IDIOT move I made that resulted in an addition to my Wall of Shame....
You'll wonder if I should be allowed to TOUCH a CNC! :)

2AM after 3-4 hours of sleep....
I downloaded 3 Anasazi "Cliff Dwellings", and then saw the Buddha, and found 4 Buddha Caves.....wrote a note on a Post-It to start with Cave 20...
And imported and left it as imported, and started initial version.....I claim sleep deprivation on starting that first one and not noticing my mistake! :oops:
Even NOW it looks like the Buddha face is level with the stone and the face is proud like in the last pic posted....
9.7.19 BUDDHA VISUAL DELUSION.jpg

BUT in reality what I carved was a Buddha Mold!!! :oops:
9.8.19 BUDDHA DELUSION.jpg

9.8.19 BUDDHA DELUSION REALITY.jpg

Because I had two visits, and had changed to "Material Size" instead of "Selected Vectors" at last minute to make it easier to compare to the Oak side by side, and was running without DC so I could hear machine while doing things close by...AND was running it as a Finish Toolpath, and just cheating my Z down between passes,
I never brushed it off or was there while it was cutting the Head depression(I just lowered Z-Zero and pressed Replay Recent command)..
Only inspected it at 1" depth, and went "OOPS"(not really the word I used:)

It was 2 pm by that time, sooo Quickly searched Black Walnut Shorts to match the one I mucked up... rotated till profile was correct...clamped and redid the new dimensions...
THEN changed to SUBTRACT mode!!
And cut till 8:30pm...took quick pics and slathered with my wood butter.
9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA 2 1 CORRECTED.jpg

9.8.19 WALNUT BUDDHA 2 2 FACE MASK.jpg

A real comedy of errors!!!
Don't even program when tired! :)

Couldn't cut yesterday because of Drs and things.
Spindle warmed up for last pass with the 1mmTBN....have to measure bark left on his face for next pass depth.
9.9.19 BUDDHA 2 3 READY FOR LAST ROUGH.jpg

I already have the info I need for the Oak....but as long as I've got the in this one...I'll make this one look as good as possible, might need more depth(?).

Looks like model needs to be resized for the Oak firewood....as I want his arms and more of the "Cave" carved.
Glad I did this concept cut....even with my "Chocolate Buddha Candy Mold" that caused my Rep a few points :)

Again...thanks!
Let's see if I can NOT muck this one up at the last moment!!
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby phill05 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:34 pm

Best laid plans and all that, I did notice on the link you gave me the model was open back, put it down to optical collusion, but still looking good fits in well to the log.

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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:35 pm

"Gang aft agley,. " I wouldn't say it was the best laid plan though Phill :D
Of 4 "Buddha Caves" 2 I downloaded looked like that, with the heads surrounded....and I wrote "Cave 20 First" BUT forgot to add a .jpg to the folder, and never checked :oops:
Next time Phill...an "Ah scott....are you SURE you want to cut it that way?" would be appreciated. :D

OK...Last Finish Roughing pass with the 1mmTBN wound up being .2" and looked good.
9.10.19 BUDDHA 2 AFTER LAST .2INCH 1MMTBN 2.jpg

9.10.19 BUDDHA 2 AFTER LAST .2INCH 1MMTBN 1.jpg


Threw the .25mm TBN in, decided to only lower it .01" as the finish pass.....gooped it,
9.10.19 BUDDHA 2 SLATHERED FOR FINISH CUT.jpg


and 6 hour cut started 30 minutes ago :)
DC is off because of Linseed/beeswax Goop...and so I can hear machine while doing housework(or reading in bed:) 50 feet max away.

Surprised more people aren't laughing at me:)
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:24 pm

THERE...Ain't the detail PURTY!!! :D
9.10.19 BUDDHA 2  FINISH CUT DONE.jpg


OK, here it is simply brushed and blown off;
9.10.19 BUDDHA 2  FINISH CUT DONE BRUSHED.jpg



And, unjigged with one coat of pine resin mixture;
9.10.19 BUDDHA 2  FINISH CUT DONE BRUSHED 1 COAT.jpg


IF this wasn't a test/concept cut...I would have centered on the pith....But because I was going for the profile for the Oak, I centered on the highest point where the two profiles were most similar.
Have to proportionally scale it down to get more of the "Cave"effect on that size profile, so going to lose some detail :(

Having doubts now how the Oak will look...but going to cut it anyways after another couple coats to firm the spalted very slightly punky outer quarter inch.

Think a bigger one with a larger diameter branch and the same .25mmTBN in a light color wood with tight bark would look Neat!
LOTS more of the secondary carvings would show.
2019-09-07 03_13_33-Yungang Cave 20 - Download Free 3D model by Di Luo (@dluo) - Sketchfab.jpg


Wish that Sugar Maple I just cut was dry!! :)
I'm happy to see this last smallest Black Walnut branch that had staining and a little spalting looks OK cut!! :D :D

One of these years...MAYBE I'll make a post with a few pics and "I pressed the button, and this came out"...........Nah! :wink:
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby WNC_Ed » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:32 pm

Scott, awesome project.
Thank you for bringing us along for the ride.
Looking forward to seeing your larger version.
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 am

Hey Ed....You don't exist???? :)
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Cutting Sugar Maple tomorrow, will add pics if it looks suitable for a 2X bigger Buddha.
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Re: Buddha Cave in Firewood Oak (maybe)

Postby scottp55 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 pm

THINK this last piece taken3(4?) years from Libby's Camps woodpile might be the best choice for the Buddha Cave.
9.13.19 BUDDHA CANDIDATES.jpg

9.13.19 BUDDHA CANDIDATES MAPLE MOST LIKELY1.jpg


Lot of non-CNC work to begin with,but getting the back flat for the front cutting plane was critical(I came kinda close).
9.13.19 BUDDHA ROUGH MAPLE 2.jpg


Took more off than wanted, but need the 3"long Tapered Ball Noses for this....and it was just too tall flipped.
9.13.19 BUDDHA TRIMMED MAPLE JIGGED.jpg

9.13.19 BUDDHA TRIMMED MAPLE FINAL DEPTH.jpg

Now to get sides to finish (scraper/flap wheel?). and then prep front face with brushes/sanding/light finish.
9.13.19 BUDDHA TRIMMED MAPLE FINAL DEPTH FRONT FOR CARVING.jpg


Then model resize and placement.
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