This free Vectric “Stone & Coral” Inlay Vase project demonstrates how to use commonly available items to create an attractive stone and coral inlay appearance. In addition, the project files have a few “tricks” that could come in handy for your own personal projects, as well. The project was created entirely with VCarve Pro 8 and takes advantage of the new ability to directly machine 3D relief models. Naturally, this project is also compatible with Aspire 8 or above.
The front and back panels of the vase utilized one of the included v3m clipart domes and was stretched/resized to form the convex shape. The edges of the front and back panels uses a 90° V-Bit assigned as a “profile on” to make the edges a little more interesting and shapely. Observing the files should clarify how the intended result was achieved.
The v-carve design on the front was done in the normal way, although it has a rather shallow flat depth to minimize the amount of material needed for the inlay fill.
The dimensions of the Inlay Vase are about:
5.75″ W x 2.75″ D x 6.75″ T
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 8.0 or VCarve 8.0 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – July 2015
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC