Joyce, my Wife, is really into Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, our only grandchild, and I are really into trains. And the Hogwarts Express plays a role at numerous times in the movie series. So… CNC with Vectric VCarve Pro to the rescue. This 15 3/4" diameter plaque took about 5 1/2 hours of milling time with four bit changes. It was “prepainted” with acrylic paint on clear 1" x 4" pine. Now it will receive several coats of clear spar varnish.
There are some things I cannot explain. I was having issues with inconsistent depth cuts with my Shapeoko XXL, Vectric VCarve Pro, and my computer. Yes, all the belts were at the proper tension. I upgraded the XXL to the Z leadscrew system and updated the software. This is the first project and the depth is correct. Vectric’s technical support never really answered a question, they did continue to ask the same questions over and over again and ask for the files involved over and over and over again. And in response to the submission of the files, they would …… ask for the files again.