View Full Version : All the Kings men!!

james mcgrew
04-01-2009, 10:35 PM
life size!! king will be 72" tall and 24" dia at base full round, sliced and machined with aspire, files scanned and prepared by Guy "Mr T" of new wave woodworking. machining is next


james mcgrew
04-01-2009, 10:44 PM
guy mathews of new wave scanned a chess set for me, we are slicing files in 2" slabs and carving in hdu 6# material then they are sprayed with an epoxy the hard shell them.

it is a massive project but truly has all the elements we are working to teach new cnc, file production, scanning (more from guy later) toolpathing and machining


Keith Outten
04-02-2009, 1:49 PM
Thats a big job James, looks like you will be busy for a long time.
I would like to know more about spraying epoxy when you get to that part of the job.

james mcgrew
04-02-2009, 2:07 PM
yes we a documening this for all of us here on tthe creek!!


james mcgrew
04-02-2009, 2:08 PM
actually we are spreading it out among other cnc owners in the area!


james mcgrew
04-29-2009, 11:23 PM
king is born today!!


Chip Peterson
04-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Well done! I've been watching this project come to life, and it's even more exciting now!

Great job and thanks for keeping us updated.

Guy Mathews
04-30-2009, 7:49 AM
Original post at Camheads.org

Originally Posted by james mcgrew http://www.camheads.org/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?p=1117#post1117)

the king is in the HOUSE!!!



I am honored and humbled by your praise, and at the same time I am as proud as all hell to see my scanning and modeling work come to life in your shop.

I am only 33% of the talent that is on this project. Because I also know what goes into getting a file ready to mill, holding it down, bit selection, and cutting strategies, I can honestly say that the true credit for this project is going not only to your shop, but Aspire's ability to slice and render toolpaths for 3D models. In addition, Dave plays a part in this as well as do the the other CAMaster owners that are helping to carve this wonderful project.

...if I were to die tomorrow I would die with pride. Just knowing that some of my work will live on not only in your community, but other communities and companies that may contract to have these produced is almost as fulfilling as the love of my family.

"Thank" you to the other 66% involved for the incredible honor of seeing my work produced somewhere other then my shop.
http://www.camheads.org/images/smilies/biggrin.gif Thinking outside the box is one thing, being able to accomplish what you think of, is another.

james mcgrew
05-28-2009, 2:16 PM
king. queen , knight slicing and some mdf doors i did a few minutes ago with a three head X3 and vectric's aspire or vcarve


james mcgrew
05-28-2009, 2:18 PM
the rest of them


Mike Null
05-29-2009, 8:00 AM

Magnificent! Thanks for posting.

I appreciate your taking the time to lend your counsel on a cnc machine the other day.

james mcgrew
05-29-2009, 8:10 AM
enjoy'ed the call!! anytime


james mcgrew
08-20-2009, 8:38 PM
update, we have some media attention this weekend and the interest is climbing. guy i will send you the article from our state newspaper this weekend

the pawn is awesome!!


Leigh Betsch
08-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Way cool. This CNC router stuff is just to cool to not be a player in it.

Guy Mathews
08-21-2009, 12:10 AM

james mcgrew
08-22-2009, 9:49 AM
we are getting there " wherever that is!"


james mcgrew
11-20-2009, 8:59 AM
brian caldwell of woodshop news has written an article on the kings



Bryan Cowan
11-20-2009, 9:38 AM
brian caldwell of woodshop news has written an article on the kings



Very cool, Jim! I wouldn't mind a 3' rook! My wife could put a plant on top of it :)

James Jaragosky
11-20-2009, 4:21 PM
Kudos to you and your crew.
Jim J.

Bob Savage
11-20-2009, 5:54 PM
Congratulations, Jim! That's an excellent article and a great marketing tool.

Steve knight
11-21-2009, 3:00 AM
way cool. lets hope you get to make more.

Nicholas Bukky
11-21-2009, 10:03 AM
You should see those things in person they are sooooo cool??

Scott Hildenbrand
11-23-2009, 1:23 AM
Fine work.. What bit of software did you use to slice those scans into slabs?

james mcgrew
11-23-2009, 2:09 AM
i use "Aspire" by vectric

thanks jim