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Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:29 pm
by Stix
I started out doing a V-Carve, and then decided to get more elaborate. I utilized the advice of a couple experts, and I came up with this.
This was my first time using sign foam, and I plan to cut this from Walnut, after a few more modifications. This one is 7.75" x 7.75", and the finished one
will be 16" diameter.
I'm hoping to have it finished by Father's day, as long as time permits.



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The first pic looks like the carving is deeper at one side because of the shadow, so I added the second pic to show the depth is uniform across the design.


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Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 pm
by gkas
Looks great.... I wish that my first post had looked that good :?

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:13 pm
by mark-s
Nice, good job.
Where did you get the image from?
mark-s

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:27 am
by ezurick
I really like the details of the carve. I haven't tried sign foam yet. But I do plan to try. After spending some time online searching for a decent size/price, I stopped looking. I just can't justify spending $30 to $40 on a small piece of material just to play with... :cry: I did see a decent buy on ebay, but I was out bid. I'll keep searching and looking. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:00 pm
by Stix
I originally wanted to make this as a Father's Day gift.
I may not be finishing this project now.
I just found out today, that my father has both lung cancer, and brain cancer. He is scheduled for an operation on Tuesday, to remove a 3cm x 3cm x 5cm mass from his brain.
It's an extremely dangerous operation, and he might not make it through the surgery.
A person hits a certain age, and realizes that losing your parents is inevitable, but it's impossible to be prepared for it.
Sorry for the rant...

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 pm
by scottp55
No matter how much you think you're ready...you're not!
My sincere sympathy to you...lost my Dad almost a month ago.
Make sure to get a REALLY good talk in with him Soon!
TRY not to have ANY regrets!!
You're NOT ranting:)
Be well, and best of luck to your Dad!
scott

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:13 pm
by Stix
scottp55 wrote:No matter how much you think you're ready...you're not!
My sincere sympathy to you...lost my Dad almost a month ago.
Make sure to get a REALLY good talk in with him Soon!
TRY not to have ANY regrets!!
You're NOT ranting:)
Be well, and best of luck to your Dad!
scott


Scott, I'm sorry for your loss.
I went Thursday and spent about four hours with him. I found out he had to go in for several more tests yesterday, and during the tests, they found he had an extremely high heart rate. So they made him stay, and from my understanding, he will be there until his surgery on Tuesday. They also found two more small spots in his brain.
His surgeon says the operation is something he has done several of; he did two in one day last week. It's a four hour procedure, but he doesn't go in until 4 PM on Tuesday.
We are going to visit him today and try to keep his mind off of all of this, if that's even possible.

Thank you for the well wishes, they are greatly appreciated.

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 12:46 pm
by scottp55
Have you got any dense Hardwoods and TINY Ball Nose bits, OR a 30 degree engraving bit with .01" or smaller flat?
Shrinking that design down to a hand held(2.5-3") in a Dense wood, carves in hours, and feels amazing in the hand!!
Dad LOVED holding my work in his hand!!
Denser the wood, the less work needs to be done after carving it seems, and also needs less coats of finishing.
Even just a mineral oil/wax finish feels GREAT:)
Feel free to PM me for Tiny tips!

When my Dad did the pre-op,post-op,ICU(weeks), and then rehab....He said he felt more sorry for the long helpless feeling faces, than for himself.
What he LOVED was people telling stories about their times together that meant something to them growing up!! :)
Fathers seem to be insecure creatures, and are always wondering if they did a good job...Finding out he got a good report card meant the World to Dad!! :) :)
Funny to hear His side of the same story too!

Young friend started having remedial brain surgery at age 10 for incurable tumor behind his right eye, they only remove the mass when pain in eye gets to bad.
21 and 4 operations later now, and what he remembers best are my stories :)

Good thoughts still going out!
scott

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
by Beej
That is amazing! I so want to try doing some 3D stuff soon, especially like this. Nice one

Re: Making a gift

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:53 am
by ezurick
I don't believe this is 3D... it appears to be just a vcarve, or at least that is what I could get from vcarve. I also haven't tried any 3D accept a free vase file from vectric.