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3D WILDLIFE PLAQUES

One of the neat “Things That We Do” is wildlife plaques. We create a flat relief shape of the plaque we choose to do…this acts as a canvas to which we apply our 3 dimensional objects. We chose to use a Fleur dis Leis with a slight dome shape as our canvas for the following plaques. We merged a 3D Bass, Deer head, Labrador Retriever and the La. Sportsman to our Fleur dis Leis canvas.       We used a ¼” ball nose router bit with a 90% overlap to produce these carvings. The CNC machining time took approximately 1 hour per carving running at a speed of 180” per minute. We used various types of wood for the 3D objects…for the Bass, Deer & Lab we used cherry with an Ash plate…the Louisiana Sportsman was Spanish Cedar mounted on Ash…the Mallard was De-Nailed Pine mounted on Spanish Cedar. We used 3 coats of Helmsman spar urethane for the finish on these plaques. The clear coat brings out the natural beauty of the various woods.    

One comment on “3D WILDLIFE PLAQUES

  1. Oh wow, awesome article! Appreciate your blogging. I actually enjoyed reading this
    and definitely will relate it with my close friends and family members.

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