Leo , did not want to hi jack Darren's post on checkering on gun stocks, but Darren mentioned in his post that the hand carving of rifle stock may be a dying art.
I was wondering surely this could be done on your rotating axis with cnc router. With stock mounted between centers.
Surely that would explain the dying art part.
What do you think Darren?. Using a rotary axis one could engrave complex patterns in half the time of the hand engraver @ least that what i am thinking.
But i guess it would be part of the same process of milling out the rifle stock otherwise how would any software know where the surface of the stock is to do the engraving.