Number 16 - Wooden Wall Art

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 06-14-2018 07:43 PM 1365 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my largest plywood carving to date. The carving consists of 16 carved dome structures. The carving is 14” x 14” and offset mounted into a 16” x 16” x2” black frame to give the impression the carving is floating in the frame. The carving is finished with beeswax and varnish.
I did the original design using Rhino 6, Grasshopper and Aspire software. I spent about about 3 days to get the look I was after and about 3 hours to cut on the CNC machine followed by about an hour of sanding.
Thanks for looking.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 07:58 PM

Another nice project.


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#2 posted 06-14-2018 08:34 PM

While it looks really neat, three days in front of a computer, followed by three hours watching a machine move, followed by an hour of sanding doesn’t sound like much fun at all. Good work sticking to it.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#3 posted 06-15-2018 12:32 AM

Pretty neat project


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#4 posted 06-15-2018 03:09 AM

CNC may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it allows a user to do things, maybe possible with hand tools, but at the loss of how much time. In this case if you hadn’t of said CNC I would have been trying to work through how to skin this cat with some chisels.

I like it, thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 06-15-2018 01:51 PM

Come on guys, I can’t be the only one that sees boobies.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 06-15-2018 02:09 PM

Come on guys, I can t be the only one that sees boobies.

- ohwoodeye

;-) Maybe it was 3 days sanding. Just to get it right.
Regardless, I like it. It’s interesting.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#7 posted 06-15-2018 02:27 PM

Come on guys, I can t be the only one that sees boobies.
- ohwoodeye

Now that you mention it;
These type of plywood designs could make for some interesting door panels.

-- Julian

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#8 posted 06-15-2018 02:31 PM

Roger, this is a nice piece of art work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 06-16-2018 02:38 AM

ohwoodeye, and Roger

1. ohwoodeye: You are a very naughty boy !(go to your workshop!)
I think this project may get you really excited/motivated !
and the answer to your question is yes!

2. Roger: Now back ontrack, nice work Roger

-- Regards Rob

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