Auburn plaque

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    Jason Allen
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    Not an Auburn fan, but brother in law graduated there.  Made him an Auburn plaque for Christmas.   Just finished it on the lowrider 2 . Entire thing was cut with 1/4″ 60 degree V bit.  Just experimenting a little, but all in all, it came out pretty cool.  Still need to clear it, then done .

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    Jason Allen
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    Painting it

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    Jason Allen
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    Ready for a tiny bit of cleanup and clear coat.

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    mulze32
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    Awesome work! What did you use for the wood?

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    Ryan
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    That looks really nice. Did you use colored stain or paint for the letter tops?

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    Jason Allen
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    Thanks Ryan!  The paint is ordinary craft paint, and the wood is poplar.  As you probably know, the poplar is a decent wood for carving and both stains and paints well.  I am still expanding my methods to get better carvings, but so far so good.  I need to work on designing some carvings with tool changes such as using a larger bit for material clearing and then finishing with a 1/16″ bit for detail.

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    Jason Allen
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    I want to build a Richard Neutra Boomerang chair, but I am struggling with Inkscape and segmented lines.  Every time I get the general side shape laid out and zoom in, you can tell my lines are not perfect and the more I monkey with the nodes the more it gets out of proportion. Probably a simple job for many, but still learning Inkscape.

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    Ryan
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    I think you will find for an outline like that any CAD package would be much easier to use.

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    Josh
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    Nick Saporito on youtube has great tutorials on inkskape, not necessarily cnc related but gives a good foundation for inkscape.   Try to get rid of as many nodes as possible sometimes there are way too many.

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