Step 5: The carving

The carving The important thing is setting the start point, and marking this..  It allows one to reset the machine back to "0" and start over when "the monster fights back"  I mark mine on the work piece with a fine point..  Each one of the sets I had to reset to "0" at least once when I switched bits but often I reset 4 to 5 times..
Loved your presentation. I see you have a home made CNC, but your discussion on pricing and proposal creation was invaluable to me. SO thank you for this instructables. My <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151646886203379&l=0780fab321" rel="nofollow">first complex sign</a> made with white oak and cherry Apple logo inlay. . <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151531419203379.1073741835.626763378&type=1&l=3dc781e84b" rel="nofollow">Here are examples </a>of some of my other work. I've only been doing this for 2 months,
You mean a computer carved this ?
Looks great, but you should mention that the Aspire software you recommend costs $2k.
Do you really think I should point that out? I don't know if that would add anything. <br> <br>
If the instructions are the same (or very similar) without that software then you could leave it out, but if it is an important component, I would include that info.
That is beautiful! Great detail!
The detail comes from a couple of things. One is overlaying the photograph on top of the computer model, the other thing is a trick of the machine, I run my tool paths at 15 deg. To the cross grain of the wood. This hides the tool paths and adds a little to the detail. <br>
Thank you friend.. <br>
That looks great!
Thank you it was a lot more work than I thought... <br>
I have found that it always is. You'd think I'd learn one of these days, but I just enjoy making stuff myself. <br> <br>Beautiful mantel!

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