James Patton – D&M Customer Focus

We are always inspired by what customers do with our CNC projects and especially when they are just new to CNC.  James has only had his CNC for a short time but you wouldn't know it from his finished pieces! 

"I have bought a few of the models from your site lately, I’m trying to keep the machine busy and learn all the tricks. I’ve only had my machine about a year"

Nice use of the Thanksgiving No.1 CNC project!

"This is made for the Mother-In-Law."
"Didn’t want to paint it all, just wanted to add some color."

We love the splash of color it really kicks off the fall theme and makes for a great looking finished piece.  We are pretty sure this will score some points with your Mother-In-Law!  Nice Work!

"Here’s one I made for our wall. Carved in red oak then 50/50 denatured alcohol and shellac on plaque only, being careful not to get in the letters. Then applied chestnut stain and wiped off. Chestnut darkened the letters and the grain. Then used acrylic paint on the horse shoe—(Nickel) the rope cardinal red and the bull I did a grey underlayment, then painted white .Hit it with No.4/0 steel wool lightly to remove some of the white and show the grey, to have a kind of “still deteriorating” look. Then hit it with a couple coats of full strength shellac."

Can't help but feel the style of the finish fits perfect with the style of the models in the Western Saloon No.1 project. Beautiful look and feel... takes us back to the old west!

Love the old west feel of this one that James made using a 2" thick piece of wood.  It would feel right at home in any saloon or western themed bar. 

"Had to create a lot of pocket holes around the model so the bit wouldn’t plow into the 2” slab.
I used V-Carve Pro V8 and a CNC shark HD."

"Thanks for the words of encouragement. Couldn’t have done it without your great models."


Thank you, James, for taking the time to share your finished project with us!

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