Carved Heart

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Longknife
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Carved Heart

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Many months ago, after only recently being introduced to VCarve and CNC, I inquired about a bark texture and how to achieve it.

http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php? ... 06#p156306

My machine was down for a few months to (got it sorted out thankfully!) and I was finally able to finish this project just in time.

I rendered the bark texture from a jpeg in AI and I'm pretty happy with the results. I may try this again with some different stains/finishes.

The only big issue was the run time. The bark was about 6 hours of machine run time alone and my stepper motors were almost too hot to touch.

Thanks for the help along the way!

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Awesome! Love it!

subsea
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My oh my! Very nice - that process should be a gadget.
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very special and thoughtful. nice work. Dan

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Re: Carved Heart

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Outstanding! Great photography as well.
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scottp55
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Excellent!!
NEED to try that :)
Great work!!
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Re: Carved Heart

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Wonderful looking bark. Well worth the length of time it took to do it.
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Wonderful looking bark. Well worth the length of time it took to do it.
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That's how the motors are meant to run, don't worry about it. Great project!

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I bought aluminum heat sinks from an electronics supply online and applied them to the 4 sides of my steppers. Seems to help keep them a bit cooler. Norm

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Re: Carved Heart

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The bark is great! Very creative idea with great results. I'm sure Trev and Lisa will be delighted!

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