Scott inspired me

This forum is for general discussion regarding VCarve Pro
Post Reply
Jan.vanderlinden
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Xcarve
Location: Columbus Ohio

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Jan.vanderlinden »

Scott / Randall,
You have both inspired me.
This is my first attempt.
And it was fun...
20200211_150211.jpg
“I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more”

User avatar
Rcnewcomb
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3809
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: GCnC/WinCNC
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Rcnewcomb »

Excellent.

What was the material?
- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
another good day in the shop

Jan.vanderlinden
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Xcarve
Location: Columbus Ohio

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Jan.vanderlinden »

Really not 100% sure.
My daughter bought a house in Michigan and there was a large stump in the backyard.
It was about 3 feet in diameter and about the same height.
She wanted to try to remove it, so I started whittling on it with my chain saw.
Discovered that the wood is very beautiful.
The color is kind of a golden reddish / brown. It is also a hardwood. (can't put my fingernail into it)
Did some research and we think it is mulberry.
“I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more”

User avatar
Rcnewcomb
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3809
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: GCnC/WinCNC
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Rcnewcomb »

Really not 100% sure.
...
The color is kind of a golden reddish / brown. It is also a hardwood. (can't put my fingernail into it)
Did some research and we think it is mulberry.
My business partner used to refer to any unknown wood species as pickelwood
- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
another good day in the shop

User avatar
mtylerfl
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4450
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: -CarveWright CNC -ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha
Location: Brunswick, GA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by mtylerfl »

I’ll have to remember that one, Randall! :D
Michael Tyler

carvebuddy.com

facebook.com/carvebuddy

-CarveWright CNC
-ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha CNC

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3589
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by scottp55 »

Looks GREAT Jan!! :)
Very glad you had Fun!!

Glad you're still doing it and refining your methods with your chosen material Randall!! :)
scott
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

GMH


scott

User avatar
Rcnewcomb
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3809
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: GCnC/WinCNC
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Rcnewcomb »

refining your methods with your chosen material
I've been very pleased with the detail that I can get out of redwood. I'm also thankful that clear, well-dried redwood 2x4s are relatively inexpensive where I live.

In the midwest I used to be able to get bloodwood for a good price and it carved like a dream. But out here, if I can find bloodwood, the color is poor and it is $20 per board-foot.

Between all the small pieces I've been using 4 different bits:
1/2" Centurion around the perimeter of the design since my smaller end mills don't have a long enough cutting length to do the final cutouts. 120 IPM @12K RPM
1/4" Onsrud 40-108 High speed steel end mill (based on Ted's suggestion to try HSS. 150 IPM @14K RPM. I get them for $7.95 from drillman1 on eBay
1/16" tapered ballnose with 4 flutes and a 1" cutting length, also from drillman1 on eBay -- I'm still dialing in feeds and speeds on this on
0.5mm radius tapered ball nose from the 4 bit set that is found on eBay @240 IPM at 16K RPM
- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
another good day in the shop

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3589
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by scottp55 »

Thanks very much for the tech info Randall!!
Saved for if I ever want a start point for some Eastern White Cedar timbers I have(NOT Cedar...Juniper family, but always called Cedar here).
May check out some HSS also:)
scott

Inexpensive primo Bloodwood.....THAT would be NICE! :)
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

GMH


scott

User avatar
Rcnewcomb
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3809
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: GCnC/WinCNC
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Rcnewcomb »

The grain is too distracting on this piece. I'll have to paint it.
Attachments
GrainJesusIMG_1899.jpg
GrainJesusIMG_1900.jpg
- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
another good day in the shop

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3589
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by scottp55 »

Yep, grain on faces is difficult!
That's where it's nice to have some wiggle room on model placement, look carefully at model heights vs. growth rings(and different cutoffs en grain) and adjust...
Sound horrible and adds time, but improves your chances a lot of getting "Lucky" :) (Funny...I seem to remember that term used to mean something different :oops: )

Of course painting eliminates all that, but between my painting skills, and the fact I LOVE the grain on the Robe...I play with the wood and the model.

NICE piece Randall!!
scott
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

GMH


scott

Jan.vanderlinden
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Xcarve
Location: Columbus Ohio

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Jan.vanderlinden »

It's to bad that you have to paint such a beautiful carving.
I always love the look of natural wood.
“I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more”

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3589
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by scottp55 »

Hey Randall:)

JUST a thought, but I've been staining the Redwood clapboards on the house with a with darker than original translucent stain, because after 22 yrs there was silver/fungal black/and variations in color.
Now 3 sides of house are done and it's pretty uniform in color, but you can still see the grain.
IF you got a bucket lying around...or some dark translucent stain....Maybe?

Like I said...just thinking...and almost didn't post.
scott
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

GMH


scott

User avatar
mtylerfl
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4450
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: -CarveWright CNC -ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha
Location: Brunswick, GA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by mtylerfl »

Or...make it look like metal!

Sculpt Nouveau metallics and patinas, or even inexpensive metallic hobby paints with a glaze to simulate a desired patina color, etc.
Michael Tyler

carvebuddy.com

facebook.com/carvebuddy

-CarveWright CNC
-ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha CNC

User avatar
Rcnewcomb
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3809
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: GCnC/WinCNC
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by Rcnewcomb »

Bison

When I lived in the Midwest I passed two different bison herds on my way from home to the shop.
Attachments
BisonIMG_1909.jpg
BisonIMG_1910.jpg
BisonIMG_1911.jpg
BisonIMG_1912.jpg
- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
another good day in the shop

User avatar
mtylerfl
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4450
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: -CarveWright CNC -ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha
Location: Brunswick, GA
Contact:

Re: Scott inspired me

Post by mtylerfl »

Very Nice, Randall!
Michael Tyler

carvebuddy.com

facebook.com/carvebuddy

-CarveWright CNC
-ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha CNC

Post Reply