3 Layer Owl Carving

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3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby Cfellows49 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:10 pm

I turned the machine on and off but I have to give credit for this project’s success to my wife who did the painting (the picture makes it look darker than it is). This is a purchased .stl file scaled into three 0.75 inch slices. Conveniently the Owl sits mainly on slice 2 and removes any concern over little islands needing to be individually attached. While the appearance is I carved it into a log, each layer began as a piece of 0.75 finished lumber. The bark design hides the layer edges well.

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby mfirlott » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:38 pm

Very cool Charlie. Am I to understand that this was plain lumber then you textured the bark and inner wood grain into the slices. If so...WELL DONE!!! Looks awesome!
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby joeporter » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Fooled me! My first thought was how did you hold a round miss-shaped log on your table as you cut it..Beautiful finish and work...joe
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby vgraves » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:18 pm

Very cool...I couldn't tell it wasn't a solid carving! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the STL file? I might like to try this or see if they have other similar offerings.
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby glenninvb » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:44 pm

That is truly outstanding !!!
The paint work is phenomenal :)

What is the clear-coat ?
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby Cfellows49 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

We are experimenting with clear coats. This model used MinWax satin polyurethane varnish. I turned out slightly more gloss than I would have liked.

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby scottp55 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:46 pm

Really exceptional!! Love it! :)
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby cbhelms » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:01 pm

Awesome!!


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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby PaulRowntree » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:54 am

Very nicely done Charlie!
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby scottp55 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:31 am

In fact, loved it so much I bought it, even though I only tried 3D one morning last December. Still don't understand it all the way(couldn't remember how to import my database for instance), but like it so much I HAD to try today :)
Going to give it to Dad for Christmas I just decided!
Thank you very much for posting the link to the file. Wish I could paint a 10'th as good as you. Dad's going to have to live with an oil finish:)
Thanks again!! (Except for making me skip supper and keeping me up past my bed time :) )
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby Ms Wolffie » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:36 am

He will accept offers I just worry about some of the being copyright.
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby Ms Wolffie » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:14 pm

Ok, so I bought one of the STL files.
Now I am in trouble.
How do I know how many layers there are and how do I separate/slice them?
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby Ms Wolffie » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:29 pm

Answered my own question by re-watching the video :oops:
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby garylmast » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:58 pm

Great Job!
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

Postby martin54 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:03 pm

That is the sort of thing I would love to be able to create, unfortunately I don't think my finishing skills will ever be up to standard.

Wollfie, if you get any official looking people at the door don't answer it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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