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Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:00 am
by Xxray
Finished off a 6' plank of walnut doing nothing but these, I managed to get the time down to around 5 hrs by jacking the stepover up a bit [from 8% to 14%] with no appreciable loss of quality.
Lots of material hogged out of these as you might imagine, I don't skip the roughing pass doing these ... I set the Z for the roughing just a tad high to make certain that the finish goes well past the rough. If I set them both exactly on top it would be a close call, the material left for the backing is pretty thin no almost no margin for error.
I like to leave my borders a bit wider that I did here, at least .25", this one is obviously well under that on the sides.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:56 am
by scottp55
LOVING the grain on the right side, and you wound up with Very interesting effect on top right(LIKE it:)
Must be darn close to going through on top right?
Pore exposure and sanding?
Move on to a nature scene so I can get Ecstatic? :D :D
Nice Xxray!!!
Walnut!!
scott

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:54 pm
by Xxray
Right side is intriguing, tough to guess thickness. You can kinda tell by knocking on it if the bit was almost ready to plunge through, this one is not that close.
Top right corner looks almost burled, effect goes into the blade then dies out on the bottom side of it .... Thats one of the things I really like about 3D in wood, never know what you are going to end up with.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:15 am
by Xxray
Yet another, burled walnut.
Tough to get a good shot, either too shiny with light or too dark with low light ... Sunlight would be the best, not an option at 1am.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:06 am
by scottp55
THAT was one Beautiful board!! :) :D

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:30 pm
by Xxray
Wish it was a plank, they were selling it by the chunk at Rocklers, paid about $6 for an 8x10". Uneven thickness, I ran it through the planer and all was good.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:29 pm
by Xxray
Here is a sunshine shot, in between heavy rain showers.
Tiger stripe effect is sweet, am cutting one out of bocote right now, should be a jaw dropper.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:12 am
by Xxray
Bocote came out superb.
The downside to the stunning grain patterns in this wood is that its a bit too "busy" for 3D models, they tend to get lost in the swirls, almost like a camouflage.
But I can live with that in this case, quite a piece of work.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:29 pm
by antennasDIY
What are you doing with all of these?

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:36 pm
by Xxray
Sold 3, hung a couple up, more just laying around in reserve

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:29 pm
by scottp55
Just curious D, Which woods sold?
scott

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:11 pm
by Xxray
Sold 4 of the earlier walnuts, haven't tried any of the others.
More or less I just like making them, and I'll have stock on hand if I ever get a booth at a craft show or something. Am doing a padauk right now.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:25 pm
by scottp55
Thanks Xxray.
Curiosity satisfied:)

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:57 am
by Xxray
Padauk, vibrant to say the least.

Re: SOA 3d

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:25 am
by Xxray
Can't stop !
Another walnut, this one with quite a blond streak running through it. Decided to do this one "in the block", non standing proud style. Benefits, finished model is alot heavier and substantial feeling, cutting time alot quicker [about 3 hours including rough].
Downsides, alot more finish sanding. The smaller areas like the pointed edges of the robe were all loaded with fuzz and it took some time to clear them by hand. Also some nasty machining marks ... Unlike the standing proud style, which starts at the bottom and works its way to the top without interruption, this bounces all over, stopping here to move and start there, finishing up here and moving there ect. Never looks clean where it starts and stops., so thats more sanding and I can still see some of them. Also cut through the block on the lower left portion of the model due to the bow, I patched it with thin walnut and its hard to tell its not the same wood.


This was a 1.25" thick chunk of walnut, I ripped it in half with a bandsaw hoping that I would be able to do 2 models with 1 slab. Worked, but just barely. Slicing it released alot of tension and the other half I don't think will be usable, very bowed.
This one is not quite finished, I still have to sand it down again and apply another clear coat.