That sure came out nice, Leo. Very impressive.
WOW very nice.
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The little till in it is a nice touch as well. Just IMHO the carving came out really nice, when I think how long that would take me to do by hand.. a CNC for roughing at least looks vaguely attractive
Ryan, for me it is not so much in terms of how long, but in terms of yes or no.
It simply would never happen for me without the CNC.
I have no intentions to ever pass anything off as hand carved.
Even so, this is a different skill set in it's own right, and there is no need to try to be something it's not.
I don't try to compare to hand carved - this is just a different process.
good work leo!
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Very nice, Leo! Anyone would be glad to receive it!!!
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Beautiful job on the box Leo, that turned out great.
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I know of some that take the CNC relief carvings to the next level and do all the undercutting and adding detail.
I did a relief carving of the last supper and tried my hand at some of that. The carving was from before I fixed my machine, was REALLY hard wood and my desire to get it done was just not there. Now that my machine is in better shape - and even moreso with the new machine, I have more desire.
As a matter of fact Dan Sawatsky is a proponent of that, but at a different level. His is more sculpture than carving.
On another forum I frequent there is a guy that does fabulous carvings from scratch (no CNC) and he uses rotary tools - dremel to do his work. That is what I tried. Still another skill in itself. If I were to go to the next level - that is where I would go. I actually do use the dremel to do some cleanup and detail now. Still, I don't call it hand carved.