Little bird on oak branche

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    Karel
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    I have a stack of cut oak tree branches laying around. They come from the garden of my father in law.

    First plained it with a 1/4″ end mill and then carved the bird with 30 degree V carve bit.

    The branches are actually longer than the piece of wood, but this makes reproduction and placement less critical. 🙂

    I spray painted and then sanded it down again.

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    Ryan
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    That looks great!

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    Jeffeb3
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    Making the design too big is a great idea. What size is that approx? Quarter, coaster, or plate?

    Also, if you’re going to sand it down, do you need to plane it first?

    Looks great. Nice work.

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    Karel
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    It has a diameter of about 12 centimeters. So slightly bigger then a coaster. Since the plaques are cut by hand they are never plane. So I plane them before use with a 1/4 inch end mill.

    I do have small machine planer, but these plaques are too small for it.

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    Ah. Cool.

    I’ve seen people make a planer cart for thin wood, just a 3/4″ piece of plywood with a waxed top and a cleat to keep it from going through the planer. Of course this is not only thin, but short, so probably not going to work.

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