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Ichthus Wall Cross - Oak

This was the second 3D model I crated and I incorporated the ichthus or fish symbol into the cross,  This design also started as a necklace pendant for my jewelry and was enlarged and modified for the wall cross.  This one cut from oak.

17564 Farm to Market Road 1778, Nevada, TX, 75173, United States

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This is a 3D model I created in Aspire and it does take a while to make the model and tweak it for use.  This was originally designed as a necklace pendant and then enlarged to be cut as the wall cross,  It was modified when enlarged so it fit the material for the carving.  


I worked on the original model for this cross about a week or so, really don't remember, but that was also during my learning curve with CNC.  Designs for models take a while to get as much detail as possible into the model.  Some designs take a lot longer than others to get that just right balance.


When you increase the size of a model  the thickness might become a problem.  If you have to decrease the thickness the model you loose detail but you can rework the model to get some of that detail back or you might be satisfied with the results without reworking the model.  I like to tweak the model to be used for the thickness of the material I am using so I get as much detail as possible in the carving.

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Thanks for the reply. I usually make one of a kind for I usually find I am changing things in my head while putting the first project together and am designing or changing colors or something for the next project. So I don't see a CNC machine would speed up my thinking....and would probably slow down my little brain even more. 

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Some of the design files I have are set up so different elements of the project can be changed easily.  


I could make a new file based on this cross to quickly make changes by adding components, texturing or v-carving designs and wording.


Of course CNC is not for everyone but it helps keep me working with wood by allowing me to work with my disability.

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Once the "master" file is created then changes, especially sizes, are usually minor.  Getting the original file made is the time consumer.  Then make sure you SAVE everything you design someplace because you never know when you'll need it again , or, most frequently, parts of it.  Now you have to remember Mr Mike is a Master+ with his Aspire program.

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