First Photo VCarve

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A6ETramMN
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First Photo VCarve

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This is my first attempt at a Photo VCarve using VCarve Pro 11. I used maple, a 60 degree VBit, 100% line spacing, 45 degree raster and max depth of .05 inches. I flattened the board with a spoilboard bit, then sanded it to 320 grit before carving. After the board was done I sprayed 2 coats of lacquer and let dry overnight before spray painting the black. I let that dry for 24 hours before sanding the spray paint with 150 grit to bring out the picture. I was quite surprised it worked the first time.
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Beautiful job!
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Re: First Photo VCarve

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mtylerfl wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:49 pm
Beautiful job!
Thanks. Next time I’ll VCarve an ellipse around the outside of the oval cropped picture to make a clean line.
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Is there a training video on how to do this? I did a search on the Vectric web site but didn't find anything.

Thank you!

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Dang, that is a great looking photo carve for a 1st try! I cant wait to see your "improvements". Well done!
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StrataBoy wrote:
Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:01 am
Is there a training video on how to do this? I did a search on the Vectric web site but didn't find anything.

Thank you!

Rex
There are videos but most of the time I wing it :) The one thing I found that was important was to flatten the piece before you start carving the photo. Some of the cuts are shallow and if your board is not flat the shallow cuts will be air. It’s happened to me on a couple of VCarve cribbage boards.

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