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    Been putting this off for a couple days. Wanted to make sure I had my head around how it should be done. Pretty happy how it turned out. It is the edge profile on a plaque for mounting whitetail deer.

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    Oh, used the little flower setting on the camera for the first time, pretty happy how that worked as well.
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    Looks like you nailed it Steve that looks good

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    A little sanding here and there and it should be dang near dead on.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Nice job. So how did you do it?
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    Looks great Steve
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    Looks fine from down here, Steve!

    And, yes, that little flower (macro) setting on the camera sure comes in handy at times.
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    good job steve and the flower works wonders sometimes it felt good to match it that close didnt it
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    That's a fine job. Its always easier to build from scratch than to re-do or match. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Nice job. So how did you do it?
    Once I got my head around it, I cut the 1/4 radius first.

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    Then I came back with a cove to do the other part.

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    For some reason, I wanted to do the cove first. Tried it on scrap and found the error of my ways. Got a little clean up to do, I did take shallow passes, so not much burning. Not as much as it looks in the picture.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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