3 Layer Owl Carving

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3 Layer Owl Carving

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I turned the machine on and off but I have to give credit for this project’s success to my wife who did the painting (the picture makes it look darker than it is). This is a purchased .stl file scaled into three 0.75 inch slices. Conveniently the Owl sits mainly on slice 2 and removes any concern over little islands needing to be individually attached. While the appearance is I carved it into a log, each layer began as a piece of 0.75 finished lumber. The bark design hides the layer edges well.

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Very cool Charlie. Am I to understand that this was plain lumber then you textured the bark and inner wood grain into the slices. If so...WELL DONE!!! Looks awesome!
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Fooled me! My first thought was how did you hold a round miss-shaped log on your table as you cut it..Beautiful finish and work...joe

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Very cool...I couldn't tell it wasn't a solid carving! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the STL file? I might like to try this or see if they have other similar offerings.

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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That is truly outstanding !!!
The paint work is phenomenal :)

What is the clear-coat ?

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Thanks for the kind words.

We are experimenting with clear coats. This model used MinWax satin polyurethane varnish. I turned out slightly more gloss than I would have liked.

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Really exceptional!! Love it! :)
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Awesome!!


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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Very nicely done Charlie!
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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In fact, loved it so much I bought it, even though I only tried 3D one morning last December. Still don't understand it all the way(couldn't remember how to import my database for instance), but like it so much I HAD to try today :)
Going to give it to Dad for Christmas I just decided!
Thank you very much for posting the link to the file. Wish I could paint a 10'th as good as you. Dad's going to have to live with an oil finish:)
Thanks again!! (Except for making me skip supper and keeping me up past my bed time :) )
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OWL 4X4 ROUGH 2.jpg
OWLS 1AND 2.jpg
OWL BACKLIT.jpg
OWLS 1 AND 2 0.jpg
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He will accept offers I just worry about some of the being copyright.
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Ok, so I bought one of the STL files.
Now I am in trouble.
How do I know how many layers there are and how do I separate/slice them?
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Answered my own question by re-watching the video :oops:
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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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Great Job!

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Re: 3 Layer Owl Carving

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That is the sort of thing I would love to be able to create, unfortunately I don't think my finishing skills will ever be up to standard.

Wollfie, if you get any official looking people at the door don't answer it :lol: :lol: :lol:

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