Carved Heart

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Carved Heart

Postby Longknife » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:44 am

Many months ago, after only recently being introduced to VCarve and CNC, I inquired about a bark texture and how to achieve it.

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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!

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Re: Carved Heart

Postby drrobin » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:48 am

Awesome! Love it!
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby subsea » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:16 pm

My oh my! Very nice - that process should be a gadget.
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby maineshops » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:16 pm

very special and thoughtful. nice work. Dan
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby Mobius » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:58 pm

Outstanding! Great photography as well.
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby scottp55 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:05 pm

Excellent!!
NEED to try that :)
Great work!!
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby creek » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:06 pm

Wonderful looking bark. Well worth the length of time it took to do it.
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby creek » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:07 pm

Wonderful looking bark. Well worth the length of time it took to do it.
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby antennasDIY » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:46 am

That's how the motors are meant to run, don't worry about it. Great project!
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby NormanAlbert » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:49 pm

I bought aluminum heat sinks from an electronics supply online and applied them to the 4 sides of my steppers. Seems to help keep them a bit cooler. Norm
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Re: Carved Heart

Postby llwood » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:41 pm

The bark is great! Very creative idea with great results. I'm sure Trev and Lisa will be delighted!

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