Thanks all for the very gracious comments!
Knowing the caliber of work that gets displayed on this forum, I'm very thankful that my work would get positive reaction
I apologize for not posting any details as I appreciate it when others do. So, here are a few bits of info that hopefully might be helpful for others.
The original design concept came from a photo of a sundial by some talented artisan(s) in England.
- Took the photo into Flexi and did the design and layout there and then exported as a dxf, into V-Carve Pro, onto Mach3 and then carved on a Joe's 4x4 R&P Hybrid.
- As Joe Crumley mentioned, the blank is 2x6 redwood (decking from Lowes), edged and glued with dowels.
- Two bits were used: CMT 60 v-bit and an MLCS 1/4" down spiral. Pretty much 80-100 ipm's @ .1" per pass.
- The changeable hour plates are 3/16" lexan. Carved on back side with same bits plus a 1/8" endmill for clear out. Don't recall the speeds and feeds but they were less & slower. Painted numbers & markings w/Oneshot gold.
- Sealed with Zinsser Seal Coat. Did various turpentine & tubed oil paint washes. Gilded the lettering. Coated with Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane.
Note that this is how I did it and not necessarily the correct way