Many months ago, after only recently being introduced to VCarve and CNC, I inquired about a bark texture and how to achieve it.viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21945&p=156306#p156306
My machine was down for a few months to (got it sorted out thankfully!) and I was finally able to finish this project just in time.
I rendered the bark texture from a jpeg in AI and I'm pretty happy with the results. I may try this again with some different stains/finishes.
The only big issue was the run time. The bark was about 6 hours of machine run time alone and my stepper motors were almost too hot to touch.
Thanks for the help along the way!