Sunday, December 2, 2012

some carved scrolls for a mantle

we recently carved some butternut scrolls for a mantle that one of our clients was making.  we had sort of an internet fuzzy photo to use as an inspiration, but we did some google image research and came up with the drawing below.  click the photos to enlarge them ...

we were pretty happy with it, as was our client, but i did put  it up on the door for an hour or two to make just a few refinements before it went into our cad program.
draw over it ... copy what you need
the reason we decided to do that was that, as you can see from the first photo, the element had to be 13" thick (!!) to complete the design.  after a little thought, we realized we'd need a whole bunch of pieces (about 20, not counting a couple of miscuts and practice pieces) and that led us instantly to the cnc.
after we finished the first one, we checked it on site before we did the second one ... good to go.
 this is an onsite photo after the finish was applied
i have the actual cad drawing somewhere and i'll post that later ... all for now ...
on site 12/14

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