Midnight Woodworking


Carving the last supper

The high-resolution scan, done by the Carvewright, with the scanning probe, was completed after 10.5 hours. I pulled in the scan to the software this morning. It looks like everything turned out well.

Scan complete

Scan complete

I set up the 3D image to be carved on a 12″ wide by 7.5″ tall piece of scrap walnut that I had. The Carvewright estimates that it will take 4.5 hours to carve on “Best quality”. “Optimal” would take almost 6 hours, so I went with “Best” since that was what I scanned it at.

4.5 hours later...

4.5 hours later…

Buff sanding the fuzzies

Buff sanding the fuzzies

About 4.5 hours later the carve was complete. I ran the buff sander over it to remove all of the fuzzies that were left behind. I cut down the board to the frame that was carved out, then gave it a final sanding. I don’t have a Dremmel sanding tool, so I made do with hand sanding.

Trimming down the relief

Trimming down the relief

A final hand sanding

A final hand sanding

The new carving is smaller than the original, so a bit of the detail was lost, but I think it came out well. I will try giving it a couple of coats of Tung oil and see how it looks.

Side by side comparison

Side by side comparison

One comment on “Carving the last supper

  1. Fr Jason
    October 8, 2013

    Looks nice, can’t wait to see it in person.

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