A Nicely Detailed Thanksgiving Wall Plate From James

Thanksgiving Day is scattered around fall depending on where you live in the world... so now that fall is officially here it seemed appropriate to make a Thanksgiving theme post. 

If you have been following Design and Make over the years you will have seen may posts featuring James Patton's projects.  This is a unique one seeing as he usually creates his own layout or recreates one of our using his own design flair. He decided for this project to use the included Assembled layout from the Thanksgiving No.2 project and added some VCarving.  

"I went straight for the assembled piece..."


"Another great model...It isn’t finished and I know your cheat sheet said 1/8 ball, but wasn't getting the detail I wanted, so I went to a 1/16..You can’t see it in this pic, but the veins in the maple leaves really show."

Thanks for reminding us to mention that on the Project Sheets there is a "stamp" that tells you what size cutter can be used to give you acceptable detail.  We are assuming a couple of things here... this refers to the most detailed single model (not the assembled layout) in the project, that you are cutting that one at the original size you receive in your installer, that your cutter is sharp, your feeds, speeds, and stepover are suitable for the material you are cutting.

"The finished piece. Carved in pecan hickory. About 11" x 14". Seal coated with 100% Bull's-eye seal coat then used a Zar poly."


Like we mentioned earlier, James chose to use the assembled layout we included with the project.  This is always a great place to start if you need some inspiration.  Also with most of our projects, we include some Food for Thought layout to get you on the right track to creating a layout that works for you and your project! 

If you are interested in this project here is a link that will take you straight to it!
Thanksgiving No.2

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

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