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Steve knight
01-17-2009, 3:41 AM
this was a pretty cool project. this is a sliding door out of some really nice walnut. the door is 50" wide and 90" tall. 8/4 stock. it is a bit hard to see but the tree will be filled in with colored epoxy.
there is a side panel that has some of the top of the tree on it. I don't know what color epoxy will be.
this was a scary project with such expensive wood and no room for mistakes.
here is a video of it getting cut

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/davidpaulseoane/P1000957.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/davidpaulseoane/P1000956.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/davidpaulseoane/P1000954.jpg vcarving video (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/davidpaulseoane/?action=view&current=P1000953-1.flv)

james mcgrew
01-17-2009, 7:01 AM
that is really nice!!!!!

jim

Scott Haddix
01-17-2009, 8:06 AM
Wow. That is stunning. If they were my doors, I think they'd be done pretty much as you've pictured them, skipping the epoxy. I'm very impressed, and have a bad case of the 'I want one!' now.

James Jaragosky
01-17-2009, 10:44 AM
Steve, excellent work.
The reason I got my cnc machine was to do carvings in doors.
You are living my dream..
Can you share what software and bits you used also time spent on the machine carving?

Angus Hines
01-17-2009, 11:40 AM
Very NIce cant wait to do some stuff like that !!!!

Steve knight
01-17-2009, 4:07 PM
Wow. That is stunning. If they were my doors, I think they'd be done pretty much as you've pictured them, skipping the epoxy. I'm very impressed, and have a bad case of the 'I want one!' now.
I agree it will be cool both ways. but the flats are nto clean I have a large stepover on the v bit to save time.

Steve knight
01-17-2009, 4:18 PM
I did not do the artwork it was just a vector file. my drawing skills are pathetic when it comes to creativity.
but it took some effort to edit the file to fit the door. I used vcarve pro for the work. I used a 1/2" straight bit at 3ips to do the flats then a 90 v bit at the same speed for the vcarving. since the surface gets removed when it is leveled after the epoxy I can get away with faster cutting. also I have a large stepover on both bits to save time since a flat base does not need to be super smooth.
here is the full artwork to ge a full idea
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/davidpaulseoane/tree.jpg

Steven DeMars
01-17-2009, 4:39 PM
Having lived in Oregon for a short time . . . I would think it would be easy to recruit some "artistic talent" . . . . myself, a stick man with fingers is a feat . . .

The door is very nice . . . sure gets away from the Lowe's / Home Depot look . . . I'm sure that door is worth many times more that prior to your work . . .

I do not have a CNC unit yet, so you might say I'm lurking to glean info for that day when I do . . .about July . . . . in the meantime, I will look and appreciate . . .:)

Neville Stewart
01-17-2009, 6:08 PM
Awesome and inspiring work as usual Steve. Neville

Rob Wright
01-18-2009, 12:38 AM
Steve - that looks great. I haven't seen you post anything lately so I hope that means you have been busy. Cutting that for the same guy you did the table for?

I would love to have a copy of that vector file or that Vcarve if possible. If not - I understand. Thanks for posting - always interesting to see what you are up to!

Steve knight
01-18-2009, 2:11 AM
Steve - that looks great. I haven't seen you post anything lately so I hope that means you have been busy. Cutting that for the same guy you did the table for?

I would love to have a copy of that vector file or that Vcarve if possible. If not - I understand. Thanks for posting - always interesting to see what you are up to!

give me a email and I will send it to you.

Steve knight
01-20-2009, 2:55 PM
here is a vcarved panel of the tree. I just had to do it. took about a hour to cut I used a 60 degree v and a 1/8" endmill for the flats.
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/vcarving/tree1.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/knighttoolworks/vcarving/tree2.jpg

Chris Padilla
01-20-2009, 3:04 PM
Sweet stuff!! :)