Military Memorials by James Patton

If you have been keeping up with our Newsletters and Shop Notes post you will be familiar with the name James Patton.  James has been a steady contributor of finished pieces and his work is scattered all over We always love to see what he has been upto and can't wait to share it with all of you.

Over the last week or so James has been very busy working with the Lest We Forget No.1 CNC priject, models from his collection of Design and Make projects and clipart he purchased from  

Army Veteran Plaque 

The first project we would like to highlight is a wonderful hack he made and finished using models from two of our CNC Projects:

"Here’s one I carved out of oak to hang on my wall..Using Lest We Forget No.1 and the ribbon from Nursery Fun No.1."

His layout is a great variation on the project specific hack we created for the Lest We Forget No.1 Project.

Project specific hack for the Lest We Forget No.1 project.

This next hack realy shows off his great eye for choosing models that fit together very naturally.    

Some Gave All - Honor The Fallen - 2nd try and his finished layout. 

Some Gave All - Honor The Fallen - Perfect save!

The first of these 2 layouts was James's second go at it.  This is what he had to say about his first try...

"I loaded the wrong toolpath so I had to change the model up after the roughing."

"The models include Lest We Forget No.1. The cross from the western scenes (collection). Rocks from the wildlife (scenes) collection and the flag I purchased from VectorArt3D. Wish it had turned out better, but changing it mid stream was the best I could do."

James is pretty hard on himself seeing as we thought his first attempt looked just perfect!. Nice save James!

Open book with Lest We Forget's Assembled Layout

His last hack is a wonderful layout and with his choice of models and quote it realy hits home.

"the open book (came from V-Carve's included free clipart) and (uses) the assembly from Lest We Forget No.1"

Another perfect hack... and we love that James used a free model to create such a great layout.

"Thanks for everything you do, couldn’t have done it without your excellent models to begin with."

Thank you James for sharing these amazing tributes to those that are serving and those that we have lost.

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VectorArt3D is a great source of single models to hack into your layouts and it's also a Vectric Company!

Models can be purchased from VectorArt3D as Vectric .V3Ms and work perfectly in VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro V8 and Aspire.

Don's Salute to Memorial Day

Memorial Day is only a few days away and Don Harding has created a wonderful project to acknowledge this special and solemn occasion.  

Memorial Day Plaque

He used the new Lest We Forget No.1 project to create his layout and composed the text with the help of his cousin.   Incase you are interested in the specifics of the project Don shared this with us:

Size - 18"x14"
Material - Ash
CNC Machine - CAMaster Stinger

Finish -
- Sprayed Rustoleum Painters Touch Mat Clear
- Painted letters by hand
- Removed excess paint
- Sprayed Rustoleum Painters Touch Mat Clear

Lets not forget to take a few minutes on Memorial Day to reflect on all that we have, those that are working so we can keep our freedoms and remember those that have given it all.

Thank you Don for sharing this amazing tribute to those that are serving and those that we have lost.

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To honor our fallen - Lest We Forget

This project is dedicated to all of the men and women who are serving or have served in the military.  To those that have not returned home and those that have but lost friends along the way.  We hope this project will give you a starting point to create something that will honor the fallen and keep their memory alive so we will not forget their sacrifice.

All 8 Models

Assembled Layout

Project Sheet

This project includes 8 models:

  • Military Helmet No.1
  • Military Rifle No.1
  • Poppies No.1
  • Flag No.1
  • Military Boot No.1
  • Granite Base No.1
  • Engraving Plaque No.4
  • Engraving Plaque Recess No.4

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