make a log slice wood art decor – woodworking

make a log slice wood art decor - woodworking

log slice wood art decor – woodworking

pearlescent pigment (Perlmutt Effektpigment silber fein)
Epoxy (Epoxidgießharz E45GB)
Color pigment (Farbstoff transparent)

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Artistic Woodworking With ArtCAM 2012 – Creating The ‘Peacock Panel’

For the release of ArtCAM 2012 we decided to create a series of signature artistic pieces that would really test the creative capabilities of all the products within the ArtCAM range.

For this piece we used some of the great new modelling functionality within ArtCAM Pro 2012 to create a striking piece of artistic woodwork based around a Peacock. Artist, traditional sculptor and ArtCAM customer, Frank Triggs of WoodForms was kind enough to invite us to his countryside studio to watch our design being machined in Rosewood on his home made CNC router.

With thanks to Frank Triggs of WoodForms –

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Wood burning With Lightning. Lichtenberg Figures!

This demonstration is extremely, extremely dangerous. — If you touch ANYTHING (wires, transformer, wood… anything!) while its plugged in you will be ELECTROCUTED and DIE — PEOPLE HAVE DIED from microwave transformers — all it takes is one mistake — YOU DONT GET A SECOND CHANCE…..

In this video I Burn Lichtenburg Figures into wood using a microwave oven transformer. The results are spectacular. I will give you some tips on how to do it.

Slightly updated tutorial with a little more info:

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First, the high voltage supply. You can use any supply you have on hand. Neon sign transformer, flyback, oil ignitor, ignition coil… you get the idea.

Second, the wood. I use thin plywood. It keeps the water from absorbing too deeply. When you put the water on, try to keep it from soaking in too much, and try not to leave thin puddles on top. It is also important to place the electrodes with the grain of the wood. If you put the electrodes perpendicular to the wood you will get a funny looking one.

Third, the solution. Any solution of dissolved ions will work. I just used baking soda because it was convenient. Na/KCl would work too, but I don’t know what happens to the chlorine atom at those high voltages (hopefully it does not come loose). Play with the concentration to see what gives you the best results.


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