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Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:11 pm
by dataway
Getting ready for Mother's day and printed out a new 3D Sign for my mom to place in her garden.

Layout and Toolpath's done using Aspire
Wood is 3/4" Pine
Bits used : Roughing 1/4" End Mill, Finishing 1/16" Ball Nose, Vcarve 90deg Vbit
Time to cut: 2 hours roughing, 4 hour finishing

My first attempt to use stain on a sign still need some practice :) Used the airbrush to lay in the color then finished with 5 coats of spray on Shellac.
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Roughing path
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Finishing path
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Carving complete raw sign ready for sanding and paint
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:13 pm
by dataway
Continued...
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Starting to lay in the color still need to finish detailing
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Sign drying with 2nd coat of shellac
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Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:38 pm
by RobCee
Looks fantastic!
Must put Aspire on my list of try out software


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Re: Mother\'s Day Garden Sign

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:19 am
by gmfoster
What a great little project..

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:23 am
by chomdh
That turned out very well. Your mom will love it.
Hopefully soon I will start running some longer jobs.

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:39 pm
by dataway
Thanks for the comments and appreciate the feedback, I am working on another for my mother-in-law with a different layout..

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:28 am
by hoggy38
very impressive well done how long have you been doing this sort of thing....john...

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:32 am
by selektha
How do you actually create these 2.5D signs?

Anny special software and other stuf would be great to read about :)

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:31 pm
by dataway
@hoggy38 - This is my second 2.5D sign that I have created so am very new to CNC, so I have to give the credit to Vectric Aspire software which makes the workflow very easy. I have also created 5 Vcarve signs, one you can see in the project area, for friends as gifts and just got my first paying job to produce 3 signs for a New Brewery opening in the area. As for laying in the color, I have been air brushing for about 6 months. So I am very new to all of this but love to learn and have been learning a lot from this forum.

@selektha - I use the following in my workflow:

Vectric Aspire to do all my work in including tool paths -http://www.vectric.com/products/aspire.html
3D models I use the following site for -https://www.vectorart3d.com
I recently found this site which is where i got the inspiration for this sign - http://cncminiprojects.com

The Vectric Aspire software gives a lot of tutorial videos and you can find a lot more tutorials on youtube.

I sound like a sales person for Vectric :D but I have no affiliation other than being a user of their software.

Regards,

John

Re: Mother's Day Sign

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:42 pm
by awesomename
Would you mind posting the STL or 3d file of the sign?