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    Default CNC and Handwork

    I have been combining hand carving actually chainsaw work to a lot of the signs I do.

    After getting into chainsaw carving in 2007 I added the rustic look to my signs they seem to have more appeal in thiis area than smoothly machined ones.

    The oak leaf panel was mounted on a ceiling with lights mounted to it
    My bot is an older 2003 PRT I bought new back then




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    Another sign for my carving shop and some plaques.



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    Some great pieces, nice combination of tooling there Brian.
    also good to see that not all artistry is lost to machine
    How much time in you're "Moonlight Hollow" sign
    Gary
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    Gary

    The moonlight hollow sign has about 1 1/2 hours of hand work and at least 2 hours in finishing time.

    I would say total time invested is 8 to ten hours, the wood for the sign I milled from logs I get. That time along with glue up is in that figure. I usually work on multiple project so I don't have a linear time line, and am too disorganized to write it all down.

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    NIce stuff Brian, Ive looked in on your site many times over the years..
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    Thanks Dan, merry Christmas.

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    Brian,
    I doubt that you could cut that on the shopbot in 8 hours so you must work pretty fast and it looks great, only one question......

    Do you still have 10 fingers and 10 toes?

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    Cool Stuff - Excellent
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by myxpykalix View Post
    Brian,
    I doubt that you could cut that on the shopbot in 8 hours so you must work pretty fast and it looks great, only one question......

    Do you still have 10 fingers and 10 toes?
    Relief cutting with a chainsaw set up with a carving bar goes fast I have done many without lettering so it comes as second nature.

    I cut myself a lot more when I hand carved, I do wear protective gear and a respirator.

    I respect the tool and if I feel tired I stop.

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    That's excellent, Brian!

    I wish I had the time to learn chainsaw carving, but I'd need a couple of extra chainsaws - I don't think my big Stihl would give me the detail...
    Ron Sloan

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