Customer Focus - Dan Steege

Dan Steege submitted his first images just a few weeks ago and when they arrived we were really impressed.  Dan has taken the Farm Fresh No.2 CNC project and created several different customizable layouts that he has used to make a pile of different plaques.  With his addition of raised text and recessed v-carving, even on the license plate of the tractor, his couple of layouts can be used over and over again! 

"Thanks for the files I purchased awhile back. I have attached pictures of some of my completed projects to use as gifts to my extended family"

Plaques made in cherry by Dan Steege

Plaques made in walnut and cherry by Dan Steege

Dan has a 2008 Shark Pro and is looking to upgrade soon.

"I just want to say I found your files very easy to use. This coming from old retired wood worker who is enjoying the CNC very much. I use Aspire 8.5 a very good program."

We always love to hear from old school woodworkers who have added a CNC to their set of shop tools!   Seeing how his plaques turned out Dan seems to have gotten a good grip on how to use Aspire.  

It's worth saying that even if you have V-Carve Pro V8+ or Desktop you can make pretty much the same layout easily, with the exception of the raised text.  The fix is to use v-carved text for all the text just like Dan did on the front of the barns.

Thanks Dan for taking the time to share your projects with us!

For more Customer Focus posts click here!

Fresh from us to your CNC! Farm Fresh No.2

Driving along any rural or country road you are sure to find a roadside "fresh from the farm" stall filled with a local farmer's harvest. Ready to be turned into a tasty and healthy meal for you and your family. While the purchase price is going right back into the farmer's pocket to help support his hard work, family and helping to produce next year's harvest.

All 5 Models

Assembled Layout

Project Sheet

This project includes 5 models:

  • Cow No.1
  • Farm Tractor No.1
  • Corncob No.1
  • Barn No.1
  • Rustic Sign No.7

Plus 1 Assembled Layout and Project Sheet for just $30.00

Order and Download it today!

Above are a few other very quick layouts that just might get you inspired!

Hope you enjoy this project...

Comments Welcome!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make CNC Projects Team

Hack of the Week No.101

If you're a backyard mechanic or a professional working on racecars this hack would be a nice addition to the garage.  

This "Don't Panic I'm a Mechanic" garage sign was created using models from these projects:

The font we used to simulate the v-carving on this layout is called:  Book Antiqua

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!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make Team