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    Default here is the latest project

    This one is donated to a group that i ride motorcycles with, however my bar tab will be free for 3 days. Trust me they will pay. I have wanted to cut this Indian head for a long time. It has a lot of z. The artwork came from Todd and vector art 3-d. It is still in the finishing stage and i hope to do some glazing tomorrow.
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    That is outstanding! Make'm pay at the bar!!
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    BEAUTIFUL. You should be beaming! Nice work!

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    Another beautiful job Rick
    Just wondering how much, and what tools you use for sanding to get that nice smooth surface?
    Well done...Again
    Scott Plaisted
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    Excellent work. Very impressed with how smooth the background came out.

    Phil

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    WOW, that looks great.
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    thanks for all of the comments. this goes against everything i thought i knew. i always cut with the grain along the x axis. this block of wood the grain ran along the y axis and i forgot to change my settings. and got one of the smoothest cuts in a while. I also changed my v r settings to what is suggested on here and on shopbot tools and Scott one of my on line mentors.

    A one eighth bit would have never fit down inside of the head dress so i opted for a 1/16. The whole thing, including the flat area was part of the 3-d file. The finishing tool path took about 12 hours and the plaque is just over 19 inches long.

    Finishing is not one of my strong points but i have come a long ways since the beginning. This still has one more coat of arm a seal and then it is finished.

    Sanding 3-d is always a nightmare. I use a sanding mop mostly and needle files to remove fuzzies. This time around there were not that many fuzzies to remove. I am also using a sanding tool that is shaped like a q tip but 4 times as big that i got from rockler, they actually help.
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    Two thumbs up! Very nice Rick! I like how the boots look worn and wrinkled.
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    Worn and wrinkled, are you talking about me or the boots?
    Thanks Scott.

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    Thanks Rick.
    You going to try against the grain again?
    Had pretty very luck the few times I've done it, but just getting into it and didn't want to go against the flow.
    Scott Plaisted
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