The following blog article written by Joe Lovchik describes how he and his brother Chris Lovchik (inventor of the CarveWright CNC) collaborated to create an absolutely gorgeous library in Chris’ home. Classic Oak carvings, hidden panels, and “story” mouldings for each book section are just a few of the details they incorporated into this impressive project. All the carvings began as digital models and were machined with the CarveWright CNC. It is an interesting read and the photos of the library are inspiring to say the least. Enjoy!
We’ve been working on a library project for almost 6 years, and it is nearly finished. Earlier this summer during the 2016 CarveWright Conference, we gave tours and shared some photos in our post-conference blog. Now, we’ve gathered up photos outlining the progress of this great build to show you some of the steps taken along the way…read more
EZ “Jade” Marbleizing – Part 2
This Part 2 video is a continuation of marbleizing my wooden “Jade & Ebony” Box project I created for www.vectric.com. The first video shows marbelizing the handle and round feet. This video shows the same process for the lid and the box container.
After allowing the marbled paint application to dry overnight, I’ll apply spray shellac and several Krylon gloss clear coats onto all the components to yield the appearance of carved and polished green jadestone!
EZ “Jade” Marbleizing – Part 1
This Part 1 video demonstrates how to marbelize wooden items using a container of water and assorted spray paint colors. This example shows marbleizing the handle and round feet components for a “Jade & Ebony” Box project I created for www.vectric.com
EZ Marbelizing Effect (continued)
This video is a continuation of marbelizing my Alabaster Rose Box CarveWright CNC project. The first video shows marbelizing the top lid knob and this one shows the same process for the lid itself and box container.
After drying overnight, I’ll apply several gloss clear coats to further the simulation of marbelized stone on this all wooden project!
EZ Marbelizing Effect with Spray Paints
This video demonstrates how to marbelize a wooden painted box top knob using a container of water and assorted spray paint colors. The same technique can be used for larger objects using a larger container.
I’ll be using this same technique for a CarveWright CNC Project I designed called “The Alabaster Rose Box”. All the components are carved and cut with my CarveWright CNC machine and assembled with TiteBond III waterproof glue. The Rose Box could have been painted or stained instead (and would look really good too), but I wanted to finish the original using the marbelized technique shown in the video. Super easy and fun!
Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape!
A question was posted on the CarveWright User Forum asking how to create a simple closed heart shape. Several answers were suggested and would work. However, there is a much simpler solution that was missed, which I’ll offer here… Continue reading Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape!
CarveWright CNC Rotary Jig In Action!
I made a couple Easter Eggs for my grandchildren with their names incorporated in the design. This was a perfect project for the CarveWright CNC Rotary Jig accessory!… Continue reading CarveWright CNC Rotary Jig In Action!
CarveWright CNC – Vector Drawing Suite Overview
The Vector Drawing Suite tools are excellent for drawing and tracing shapes in the CarveWright CNC Project Designer Software. Here is a list of the main tools and an accompanying video showing you how to use them… Continue reading CarveWright CNC – Vector Drawing Suite Overview