Somehow I missed that this category existed or perhaps I would have been keeping better track of my projects with photos. But here are a few to share from when I actually had my phone out.
One of the first functional things I made was a Thien Baffle for a two-stage dust collector. I don’t actually have any photos of the finished product as it’s currently wedged in a trash can, but here are some pics of the original cuts. I’m sure you can use your imagination and the link to picture it put together.
I actually posted a picture of this carving I made for my niece in my build log, so some of you may have already seen it. The original SVG came from Vecteezy and I added the name in Illustrator. I primed it before giving it to her so she could paint it however she liked.
Later on, I decided to make some new baffles for my living room speakers. This was probably one of the more nerve-racking cuts I’ve made, simply due to the time and money that went into the Mappa Burl Veneer and finishing of the faces, all prior to cutting.
And recently, I made several chaotic, end-grain cutting boards as gifts for family, plus one for myself. The woods used were maple, walnut, purple heart, and cherry — plus smaller amounts of poplar and padauk. I used the CNC with a spoilboard surfacing bit to plane everything flat between stages, as well as after the final glue-up. The double inlaid “G” was made with walnut and maple, in two steps, using a 60° v-bit from tiny end-grain boards that also had to be produced. I used a deeper inlay than what many guides preach as I wanted it to sit as close to flush with the bottom as possible, with just enough room for glue, to maintain maximum strength.
Also, I used the CNC to mill plate slots under both ends of the larger boards to make food transfer easy. And I’ve been playing around with my new laser and “branded” the bottom of the boards. I don’t actually make a business of this, but it’s fun to play around with making a logo and who knows…
Thanks for looking! I’ll try to remember to take more pictures the next time I’m working on something.