Customer Focus - Vandy Harper

Our Around the World - USA CNC project has been a great hit with our customers.  It is just amazing to see a project like this catch on and see what kind of projects are being made with it.   Vandy Harper created a fantastic finished piece that we are sure you all will appreciate.  

Look at the detail and finish!!!  Nice!

"The flag was made with poplar and the eagle was made with afromosa. I routed out the flag so the eagle would fit in the groove."

It sounds like Vandy may have pocketed out a flat area on the flag to accept the eagle.  It looks like it fit in just perfect and the use of the two different woods realy makes the eagle stand out from the flag.  Great choice!

Image for scale... wow!


Vandy sent in a picture to illustrate just how big the finished carving is.  As you can see it is very impactful and is stunning on the wall.

"It's 36" wide and 32" high. It has a walnut stain with 5 coats of polyurethane. "

The coats of polyurethane make for a smooth finish that catches the light and adds to the piece.  

"It took about 12 hours to carve the flag and about 11 hours to carve the eagle"

That may seem like a long time on the machine but for such a large piece and the detail that was kept from the original models, it sure paid off.  

Thank you Vandy for taking the time to share your finished project with us!

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Customer Focus - Bob Hagan

This great hack was sent to us from Bob Hagan.  Notice the detail achieved in the texture he used for the background.  

"It was made on a CNC Shark HD Pro."

Bob used his copy of Vectric's VCarve Pro V8 to create his layout.

"(models used are) by Design and Make, which is Deep In The Wild. The woodgrain background is from the, Elk Scenes." 

Both of those projects are included in the Wildlife Scenes Collection and are bundled together for a special proce.

"The Celtic Knot Frame is from Vectric."

It is easy to overlook the free clip-art that gets installed with your Vectric software.  In this case Bob took advantage of the Celtic weaves... nice choice!  

"It is made on 1” thick cedar, it is 21” tall and 24” wide. It has 3 clear coats of lacquer."

"Thank you for noticing the detail. I really enjoy your software."

Thank you Bob for sharing your project with us!

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Hack of the Week No.115

"Loons on the Lake"

September is just a few weeks away,  Those of you that have had time this summer to spend on the lake you're sure to have heard the sounds of the loons early in the morning.  That scene, that you find yourself waking too, is something that deserves its own carving to sit on your mantel during those cold winter months. 

"Loons on the Lake"

This loon inspired layout was created using models from these projects:

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

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