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I play guitar for a young lady with an amazing voice and fantastic spirit, just very enjoyable to be around. So I decided to make something for her as a surprise. She's coming over tomorrow night after band and choir practice and you know how it is when you make something for someone - you want to give it to them right away! But I have to wait one more day.

One thing I detest is Facebook but I have posted the progress shots on my page and her mom has been following along and commenting, not knowing this is for her daughter. :grin:

This is a plaque I designed in CorelDraw and exported to Fusion 360 for cutting. I originally tried it as a trivet with the cuts going all the way through but the letters are too delicate and the tips broke off so I changed it to a plaque. I could have changed to a beefier font but I wanted this one.

But I didn't want just the plain background so I hand carved that with a scalloped look - that took three hours but I could have done it in two except I kept tweaking the cuts! I think it's worth it, though, and the end result looks really nice to me.

The plaque is Cherry, about 10" diameter, 0.60" thick, finished with Nitrocellulose sealer and semi-gloss lacquer, and Mohawk Van Dyke Brown glazing stain is used on the text to make that pop.

Oh, by the way, you'll notice I cut the background 'on' the CNC. :wink:

007 - Faith plaque on CNC.jpg

008 - Faith plaque, beginning carving.jpg

Carved 'on' the CNC -
009 - Background carving done on CNC.jpg

013 - Finished plaque.jpg

014 - Finished plaque, detail.jpg

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that's pretty cool, David
I know the young lady will be ecstatic !!
good work, as usual.

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I hand carved it all the way for the look I wanted. None of the background recessed area was cut on the CNC except to cut it flat 0.125" below the surface of the crosses, rim, and letters.

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I hand carved it all the way for the look I wanted. None of the background recessed area was cut on the CNC except to cut it flat 0.125" below the surface of the crosses, rim, and letters.

David

Well, thats quite a bit more impressive. Nice work!


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an unexpected gift is always the best gift ever !!

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