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Project by Armand posted 05-06-2020 12:37 PM 521 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been years since my last post here in LJ. Woodworking is now my main source for living, I left my job as printing production manager in 2018 and pursued this dream.

This is my latest addition to my wedding souvenir shop which sells mostly wooden wall clocks and wineboxes for wedding giveaways. This is a cross made of 1/4 birch ply and mahogany for the frames. I used CO2 laser for the cutting of the letters. The hardest part is making the frames.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 05-06-2020 12:57 PM

When I looked at the picture I was thinking to myself…......that is some crazy, crazy scroll saw work. I have to admit I was a bit “put-back” when I found out that it was cut out on a CO2 Laser.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a laser or CNC hater…....that is just another avenue to better woodworking and can be incorporated to make some outstanding products like this one. And to me it makes sense. Cutting this out on a scroll saw would be mind-numbing to me and I could never handle it.

To the religious person, those would make a very nice communion or confirmation gift.
The design is excellent. Well done.

-- "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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recycle1943

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#2 posted 05-06-2020 03:37 PM

I am not a fan of laser and cnc woodworking either but it is a necessity for an item like this.
Now, having said that – this is a beautiful piece of work. It involved as much thought and tooling as any other project posted here. Just some different tools

Great Job !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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cmmyakman

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 05:41 PM

Really well done. I wish I had a CNC!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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ogisugatan

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#4 posted 05-08-2020 03:13 AM

Awesome. Glad youre doing great, brother! Cheers and keep safe!

-- "it's not in the Fender; it's in the Hendrix."

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Armand

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#5 posted 05-08-2020 01:58 PM

Thanks Ogi.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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