So I’ve had my Shapeoko 3xxl for over 2 years now and I haven’t done that many projects with it. Seem to be too busy with life and my business and just haven’t found 2 or 3 hours in a stretch to CNC.
I had a guy drop off a 10 foot long cut of red oak for me to laser a very long item for him as a gift. Somewhat a gag gift actually. It had roughly 120 lines of text and he wanted on a 4 ft minimum long 10 inch wide area. CNC would fail, letters too small. So I lasered.
And he left the the 5 foot cutoff that was remaining from the piece he brought. So I thought about it a bit and decided to do a large sign for my business entrance. I work from home and I’m out away from town. The little 24" square sign out front has worked for 4 years, but time for something else.
So I Spent an hour sanding off the surface, actually really flat on the narrow side. Couple of extra cuts, but looks pretty good for a log.
About 100 pounds and 3 plus inches thick. Had to remove my DC hose as it wouldn’t fit with it attached.
Split design in three parts, and 2 lengthwise, a 30" and a 24". Really deep with a CC 60 degree .5" v bit.
Now I’ve got to stain and decide what exterior finish to put on it, or just leave plain. Probably urethane varnish and I’ll redo every year…
Thanks for looking!