fixing a tree with a fairy castle

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fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby scottart » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:20 pm

Here is a fun project for your ASpire designers.

Find a tree with a scar in the bark.

Take a picture of the scar, and measure the width and height of the scar.

Drag the picture into Aspire and trace the edge of the scar so you have a scar shaped line drawing in node editing.

Drag the drawing to the correct dimensions.

Create a fairy castle or Gnome door to fit the shape.

Carve it.

Install it in the tree.

Happy grand kids and wife..
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tree scar.jpg
here is the tree scar we found. it did take some chainsaw work to flatten out the dead part of the tree between the borders of the scar prior to mounting the castle in place
tree scar II.jpg
here is the ASpire model
tree scar III.jpg
carved out of a piece of scrap cotton wood...so it matches the tree. Cotton wood carves poorly but ages in a spectacular way.
tree scar IV.jpg
installed and decorated by the grand kids..
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby Rcnewcomb » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:50 am

Very cool!
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:43 am

Yes! VERY cool!
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby ozymax » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:00 am

What a great idea.
I have the perfect tree to try it out.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby scottart » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:47 am

ok, share any pictures of trees you carve in please..
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby CarveOne » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:58 pm

Yes, that is a really neat idea. Using Aspire is certainly easier than pulling up the tree, laying it on your CNCRP CNC machine to carve the original wood inside the scar, then replanting the tree. :lol:

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 pm

CarveOne wrote:... certainly easier than pulling up the tree, laying it on your CNCRP CNC machine to carve the original wood inside the scar, then replanting the tree. :lol:

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby CarveOne » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:51 am

Michael, no, haven't tried it so far ... :D

My big machine is 12 feet long and with the 3" square steel box tube frame it can probably support the weight. It is Z axis height challenged with only 8 inches of travel and 6 inches clearance under the Z axis assembly. Maybe one day I'll need to build something like a one piece Paradise box quilt chest from a large walnut tree and "upgrade the machine yet again".

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:18 pm

If anyone can do it, you certainly can! :)

We already know you can make a guitar out of anything! So I wouldn't be surprised if you actually did Carve a tree.
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby CarveOne » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Ok, how about a "live edge" base fiddle body?

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby Phil » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:59 pm

Wonderful.

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fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby Bobtail Farm » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:31 pm

splendid.
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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby MarkJohnston » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:11 pm

What an amazing idea!!!
So many great ideas on this forum so little time to do them.

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby ScottV » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:08 am

That's a cool idea. Great job.

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Re: fixing a tree with a fairy castle

Postby RebeccaJ » Tue May 01, 2018 8:49 am

Hey Scott,

This is awesome! What a neat idea!

Thanks for sharing!
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