Hack of the Week No.128

"We Live To Camp"

We know the nights are getting more and more chilly by the day, but if you're a camper, you're probably dreaming of spring already!  Well unless, of course, you like to tent in the snow...??

"We live to camp" camp sign

This sign was created using models from these projects:

Fonts used are:

  • Boopee

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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!

Gobble 'til you Wobble! Thanksgiving No.2

Possible Layout

Thanksgiving is traditionally a serious time to give thanks for family, friends and spend time with loved ones.  This project's combination of stylized and more realistic models creates a nice balance so you can honor family traditions and have a bit of fun too.   Dress up the turkey in a pilgrim's and use him to help point guests in the direction of the food or use the Assembled Layout to create a nice wall decoration for the special event.  How about a thankyou gift for the Thanksgiving dinner host or hostess?

All 8 Models

Included Assembled Layout

Project Sheet

This project includes 8 models:

  • Turkey No.1
  • Pie No.1
  • Pilgrim Hat No.1
  • Leaf No.2
  • Leaf No.3
  • Plate No.2
  • Gourd No.1
  • Gourd No.2

Plus 1 Assembled Layout and Project Sheet for just $30.00!

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

Hope you enjoy this project...

Comments Welcome!

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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