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I’ve had my Avid 48x96 for about 3 years, making various projects on it when needed. Usually, it’s a flat surface in my garage where um… stuff… gets piled up on it .
I’m a carpenter by trade, and most of the time, there’s not much need for this machine as my jobs consume a bunch of my time.
A very good long-time customer of mine wanted me to make him a small custom black walnut mantle for his den. The proportion he was looking for was not anything close to what I could buy, and to top it off, he wanted it to be his own design. I told him that his choices for a custom mantle would get quite expensive, but he insisted that he wanted it done and didn’t care about the cost
So after he gave me a “napkin” drawing of how he wanted the “under the mantle crown mold” to look like I set out to clear and dust off my machine.
I’ve matched old (no longer in production) moldings on it before where I only needed less than 8’ to complete a job
but this was the first time making a custom, customer designed, off of a “napkin” drawing, molding on it.
This is the profile of the molding he agreed to in VCarve (sorry, I couldn’t find a pic of his napkin drawing).
Rendering of it
Short video uploaded to YT.
This was a nice change of pace for me and really enjoyed making this for him. He was more than pleased with the results.
Now if I could do this type of work on the regular I would only need to mak 2 a month .