Customer Focus - Harry Squier

Adding a CNC to your shop is sometimes may feel like daunting task.  Harry and his Wife found out there are a couple of key things that you will need in order to make it a fulfilling experience.  Sure it's great to get a good quality CNC that meets your needs but the software and supporting content are what make the real difference.

"Welcome to our roost - Fowl tales told here"


"My wife and I are woodworkers and decided to step up our game with a cnc machine. We are running a Shapeoko 3 with a DeWalt dwp611 as the spindle. The unit is very nice for what we were looking to do to enhance our work, the problem was that I had no CAD/CAM software knowledge and was struggling with designing some of the ideas that we wanted to do. "

"I contacted the people at Carbide 3d and they recommended your software as a bit more intuitive alternative to their creation software. I purchased Vcarve desktop and in no time I was on my way to making some of the things I was struggling to design in other software. As we wanted to venture into 2.5d work the clipart and Design and Make projects were perfect. "

All three of Harry's projects used models form the Wildlife Scenes Collection.

"Thank you so much for supporting the weekend cnc warriors like myself. "

Thank you Harry for choosing our projects and Vectric software to enhance your woodworking!  Your finished pieces are very nice and inspiring to anyone that is getting started or are experienced with CNC woodworking!

Thank you Harry for taking the time to share your experience and finished projects 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!