This is brilliant. Can I ask how you accounted for Kerf? Or did you ignore it and make the tiny gaps act as the linework? Awesome work.
I did account for kerf. In the end, I tend to add 0.003" to all my cut lines (as a two sided kerf and to make sure I don’t burn off any detail). In the case of the floor, or any other piece where the inlay is really narrow or small, I don’t add a kerf to the base (engraved) piece and add a 0.006" kerf to the inlay piece (to makes sure i get a little more detail in the inlay). Materials do tend to very (acrylic one sided kerf is closer 0.005") so I usually have a tiny test file using a star design with 0.003" kerf, one with 0.004" … one with 0.006" then a star engrave in my base piece and just see which one fits best for the materials i’m using. This will waste about 1-2 inches of my wood but better safe than sorry in the end!
The Proofgrade materials are excellent and do save time and trial and error but I have also ordered excellent material from other resources for about half the price (if you stick to 6" widths similar to some proofgrade standard sizes … https://ocoochhardwoods.com/scroll-saw-lumber/). I went crazy the first time and ordered all kinds of thicknesses and sizes only to find that 1/8" and 1/16" is all I’ll ever need.
This is AMAZING.
So much dimension … so much to fall in love with! Really enjoyed your post!
I no joke had my jaw drop after looking at this. Like literally. This is the first time I have ever been so wowed.
it is really a cool tool. I used it for my LED edge lit “sign” for one of my nephews that is all about star wars. so his name looked like the floating text at the beginning
This takes my breath away. Extraordinarily beautiful!
This is absolutely amazing!
There is always 3D relief carving you could add to great effect with the thicker materials.
I just had to mention, I never noticed Cortez above the door until I saw this. Absolutely amazing piece.
Same here … it wasn’t until I started trying to layout the details of the design that I noticed he had been there all along … unappreciated. I spent hours trying to understand where exactly he was positioned in the hotel. There is one scene where Lady Gaga is in the elevator and you can see the lobby through the open areas of Cortez. That was when I realized the elevator was a glass encasement behind Cortez himself. At least I hope I envisioned that properly.
Fun to see it go together!
“Oooh - I’ll put this on and glance over as they progress”
11:27 later I can finally peel my eyes away!
That’s so frickin’ cool The attention to detail in the design make the construction mesmerizing! The frame tops it beautifully!
I just can’t stop looking at this!
I didn’t mean for the video to be so long. There were just A LOT of steps! Thanks for watching!!!
I thought this was amazing from your photos, but watching the video of the assembly… I am totally blown away. Such a fantastic piece. I’ll be returning to this post and your video for inspiration for years to come. Excellent post. Excellent video. Excellent work of art. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much!!! … and thanks for watching!!