Right after completing the build of my new X-Carve 2.0 a few weeks ago I wanted to give it a workout. I also wanted to try my hand using VCarve Pro 8.5 after taking classes. Found one of the monthly projects on Vectric’s site and ran with it.
Here’s a shot of a completed pair of Pennsylvania Dutch Clocks carved out with my X-Carve 2.0.
One is in Special Walnut stain (L), the other in Early American stain ®.
Those turned out amazing!
We are all impressed and thanks for sharing.
Those are beautiful, what wood did you cut those from?
Remarkably, Lowe’s Premium Select Pine board… Nice grain, and really clear too.
very nice work. How did you finish them?
Very nice! Damn I’d totally take classes to make something that nice
After detail sanding, I applied a coat of Minnwax Pre-stain (oil based) then two coats of Minnwax stain. 24 hours later a coat of Zinsser sealer. Only a quick 320 final sand followed by 2 top coats of Minnwax Gloss Lacquer.
Those final coats of gloss lacquer really make it pop.
I have had a terrible time applying the final lacquer so it is nice and even.
I did mine face up(down) on a pair of small sleepers, then light coats to build up. Top, then bottom and back and fourth until completed. A little at a time to avoid runs. Just “light wet dusting” It takes time… 3 days total on the top coats…
Did you use the spray can version?
Thanks, I will try the spray next time.
Wow! Most people just start with “Hello World”… Can’t wait to see what you crank out when you get some practice.
I used the original project files and only adjusted the toolpaths to match my machine. Minor change on the V-bit, used a 90 degree instead of the 60 degree called out. No deeper just wider. It made for a nice clean carve, and my finishing did the rest…
You were right. I forgot that I made a change for both those toolpaths and selected a 90 degree V-Bit instead of the called out 60 degree V-bit. It gave it a bit wider and more tighter detailed look.