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Project by cvalley posted 05-14-2019 02:31 PM 301 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Carved on Legacy Arty 24X58 5 Axis CNC





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pottz

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#1 posted 05-14-2019 04:27 PM

many here will scoff at this as made by a machine with no talent or skills needed but i think we know thats hardly true.all three look beautiful,nice work.what wood was used,and how do you finish these.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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cvalley

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#2 posted 05-14-2019 05:45 PM

Thanks for you comment pottz, They are all made with solid Walnut. Granted they are all machine cut but the machine needs to be properly setup and programmed for any and all projects and any mistakes can and will render the outcome useless. They are decor for the interior of my house and I’d rather make than buy some mass produced product.
I use a FUJI MM3 HVLP spray system and use a Woodwright 9930 E7 Catalyzed Varnish.

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 05-14-2019 06:23 PM

5-axis? You’re rocking it dude!

What are you using for CAM software?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Sasha

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#4 posted 05-14-2019 06:41 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#5 posted 05-14-2019 07:46 PM

Very nice. I loved to see this type of Art. Way beyond my knowledge.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 05-14-2019 07:52 PM

Did you design the artwork or was it purchased?

Never mind, I found where you can purchase the files.

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cvalley

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#7 posted 05-14-2019 07:54 PM

Hi Mainiac Matt thanks for viewing and your comment. 5 Axis is X,Y,Z and A,B. A is for indexed turnings & Straight turnings and Bis for Tapered Turnings. I use Vectric Aspire for 3D designing. I also use TurboCAD Designer 21 for 2D design work.I used to be a computer junkie and this helps me retain some knowledge.


5-axis? You re rocking it dude!

What are you using for CAM software?

- Mainiac Matt


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cvalley

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#8 posted 05-14-2019 08:04 PM

Hi Redoak49, thanks for viewing and your comment.
I purchased a lot of 3D STL files on eBay some years ago. I dabble a little in creating some 3D files myself. I use my CNC for alot of projects nowadays, especially for intricate cutouts instead of using my Bandsaw. As long as I can create in CAD software I can control the CNC to do what I want. The CNC is a tool and I use it frequently.
PS in my projects you can see an Redoak Entertainment center I completely designed myself and used the CNC for Ornate carvings on it.


Did you design the artwork or was it purchased?

- Redoak49


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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 05-14-2019 08:14 PM

You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing it.
Is this type of CNC expensive?

-- James E McIntyre

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cvalley

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#10 posted 05-14-2019 10:10 PM

Hi James Thanks for viewing and you question. I bought it from Legacy Woodworking from Utah. I paid in the neighborhood of $14,000 back in 2014 but tool bits definitely get expensive for all the various profiles. The new one I like is like $26,000 and I’d have to have a business to pay for it.


You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing it.
Is this type of CNC expensive?

- James E McIntyre


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#11 posted 05-17-2019 12:26 AM

cvalley – As an old fashioned “manual” carver I am quite impressed with the relief carvings you have produced. I am also sufficiently familiar with computers to know this “ain’t easy.”

Does your work in walnut require special bits?

This is some of my stuff carved in walnut – and basswood:

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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cvalley

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#12 posted 05-17-2019 04:14 AM


cvalley – As an old fashioned “manual” carver I am quite impressed with the relief carvings you have produced. I am also sufficiently familiar with computers to know this “ain t easy.”

Does your work in walnut require special bits?

This is some of my stuff carved in walnut – and basswood:

- Phil32

Hi Phil32, thanks for viewing and your comment. Sorry missed this comment today. Too busy I guess. ANyway excellent carvings and way to go by proudly displaying them. I think and router bit will carve on my CNC you just need to create the bit profile for use in 2D CAD work. then transfer it to 3D CAM software. I buy almost exclusively from Magnate. https://www.magnate.net/default.asp
I get most all of my Walnut wood from Seifker Sawmill in Delphos, OH. about three years ago he had a select lot of shorts that were all around 12 to 14 inches wide and most around four ft long. I paid just under $4 per Bd Ft. That’s a great price for the perfectly clear boards that were all 1.125” thick.

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michaelmaloney

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#13 posted 05-25-2019 06:10 AM

That finish is really lovely! Hard to imagine that you managed to buff it all down by hand!

-- Michael Maloney: http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/gold-coast/self-storage/michael-maloney/

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cvalley

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#14 posted 05-25-2019 03:27 PM



That finish is really lovely! Hard to imagine that you managed to buff it all down by hand!

- michaelmaloney

Hi michaelmaloney thanks for viewing and commenting. My finishing techniques are easy. I use a FUJI MM3 HVLP sprayer and I use Woodwright 9930 E7 Catalyzed Varnish. This finish sets up with very light sanding with 400 grit to remove any nubs, or you can use a folded up brown grocery sack to rub the nubs off. It usually takes three coats to pop.

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