1st Try at Firemans Shield

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Bacwudz Kustumz
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1st Try at Firemans Shield

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Here's my 1st try at the Firemans Shield... Still gotta work on my sanding but not to bad considering it was cut outta pine.
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That really looks good. Very clean cuts, which is tough in pine. Also good finishing job - is that shellac or some other clear sealer?

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That does look good. Are the flat looking areas on the shield flat so you can vcarve names into them?

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Thanks guys, Its just a spray on poly-stain finish that I rubbed with a greenie weenie to add some depth to the color. I havnt figured out how to carve in the flat areas of the shield yet but I'm working on it. I was actually gonna toss out a question on how to do that with vcarve or cut3D software.

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I am not sure if this addresses your question or not. Also i am using aspire 3.5 and cant remember the differance in the software.

There maybe better ways, but the way i did it was to draw a circle that looked as if it were centered in the flat areas. Then I created text on a curved line.
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With aspire you can project toolpath onto 3d model. I don't know if that is available with v carve or cut 3d. With vcarve I would find the depth of the banner and start the cut at that depth. not sure on cut 3d

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That was what I was going to try it says I can inport vectors from cut3d into vcarve but when I've tried it it doesnt work

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