Getting started with the Western Scenes Collection

Interested in purchasing the Western Scenes Collection but are not sure where to start with a layout?  You might already have the collection and want to get the most out of it.  Maybe you're just interested in how our CNC projects work with Vectric's VCarve Desktop, Pro V8 or Aspire.  We have created 2 videos that focus those software packages and using the models you receive with the Western Scenes Collection, but the method, tips and tricks can be used to create a layout using models from any of our projects or your own collection!

Both videos are just over 20min, so that's lots of time to sit back, have a cup of coffee and learn a bit about how our projects work and how fast it is to create a great looking layout!

If you're not yet subscribed you might just consider clicking the "Subscribe" to get our latest videos added to your YouTube stream.

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make Team

Bonus - Hacking Help - Customer Question No.1

Screen grab Don sent.

Weekend CNC Warrior, Don Harding, was looking for a bit of help making his layouts just a little bit better.

We could have written an email but we thought it would be nice if we made a video to share, thinking other CNC project users may have the same questions.

The video is 20 minuets and includes information on text layout, component tree, adding and merging models and basic tooling setup.  

Raw wood still on the CNC.

Finished and ready for the customer!

We sent the video off to Don to check out before we posted it and the above images are his updated project.  Looks Great Don!!!

Projects used for this hack...

Graduation Day No.1
School Days No.1
Mothers Garden No.2

We sure hope it is helpful to you and please feel free to leave any comments!

Image added - Jun 22, 2015 - WOW!!! Don nice looking finished project!  Thanks for sharing!!!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make It Team

Hack of the Week No.55 + Video

Note - This hack was assembled in Aspire V8 for presentation purposes.  It could have been done in VCarve Pro V8 or VCarve Desktop!!!  So many options.

Creating a loving memorial for a lost 4 legged friend can be a very difficult process.  We hope that using our projects will make the process much easier.

"I think of you everyday,
and I still miss you."

This pet memorial was created using models from these projects:

The font we used to simulate the v-carving on this layout is call:  Andalus

A Little Something Extra

We created a 15min video showing you how we created this hack in Aspire V8 (using tools that are available in VCarve Pro v8 and Desktop with the exception of the Shadow Shaded view). 

If your new to using our projects in VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro V8 or Aspire this will be worth the time to watch!

Why not hack together your own layout mixing and matching models form other projects or from your own library!  For some great inspiration check out our  hacks page!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make/CNCProjects Team