Another Coat of Arms

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Another Coat of Arms

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Here's the latest commission.
It took nearly 10 hours to machine.
It's finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil (no sanding).
Cheers...
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Nice work Alan. Coats of Arms are my favorite CNC projects. What kind of wood did you use? Mahogany?

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Not mahogany, it was Sapele
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NICE Job Alan! :)
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Great job Alan , really like the finish. pop's :mrgreen:
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Very nice work, both carving & finish!
I'm curious, did you create the design in Aspire?
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Yep, all done in Aspire including a couple of traced bitmaps given a 3D depth using Aspire's modelling tools.
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Looks really nice Alan.
It does resemble mahogany but the Sapele carved really clean. I tried a piece of African Mahogany once and was left with a lot of fuzzies.

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Well done sir.
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That is beautiful Alan, congratulations!
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Alan Male wrote:Not mahogany, it was Sapele
Do you find that consistently machines well Alan? I thought it was Sapele the Double Glazing firms use for finishing the inside of new windows, they say it's mahogany but I'm pretty sure it isn't. I pick bits out the unit next to mines skip & the density of it seems to vary enormously, some machines well some doesn't.

Nice work on the Coat of Arms by the way, sure customer is delighted.

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Hi Martin,
I guess I've been lucky so far.
I bought a 1" thick (as sawn) 6 foot plank from a local company that machines various mouldings.
This Coat of Arms was using my last piece, so if I get asked to make any more I may suffer your experience.
Cheers for the heads-up.
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Alan, maybe they are careful what they buy in if they are machining themselves. It's pretty easy to tell anyway by the weight & colour, the denser wood is darker in colour & obviously heavier. It all machines it's just that some of it needs some cleaning up after machining to get rid of the fuzzies.

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Hey Alan, beautiful piece.
You said total machine time was 10 hours or so.. Mind my asking what your charging? Reason is I have been asked to do one as well and I am lost as to what to quote them!
Thank you for your time!

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Hi Deric,
This coat of arms was for a friend, so the charge to him (£60) was more for my programming time.
However, there was a good discussion recently on the forum "What to charge for making stuff" it's well worth a read.
Hope it goes well for you.
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