Unique Serving Tray

We recently created a very special wood Serving Tray which is to be a wedding gift. We were asked if we could work from hand-drawn artwork and carve a Serving Tray featuring the artwork. Our client had an artist prepare a drawing incorporating some elements that were special to this particular couple. The hand-drawn artwork was then mailed to us.

  • Image of the drawing which our client provided –


  • We then scanned the artwork and imported it into our software. Per our client’s request, the image was stretched slightly to fill the Serving Tray –


  • We then carefully traced the image of the drawing line for line. These vectors are necessary in order for our CNC router to carve the image –


  • This image is a digital rendering of what was presented to our client for approval –


  • Here is the finished piece –


  • The carved image was machined 1/32″ deep. The image below reveals the detail which can be achieved –


We had a great laugh with our client when we shared with her what we thought the artwork represented. We were completely wrong. Any guesses?

Jim & Rebecca

A Piece of History

Jameson and I enjoy our trips to the lumberyard. The other day we headed south before the sun rose to pick up some more material. I had been telling my son about a huge bandsaw which is displayed in front of one of my favorite lumberyards. Words fall short in trying to express the size. Jameson was not disappointed.



Foam Sign Letters

Recently, I cut some letters out of Gatorfoam for a client.

This is an economical way to achieve a very eye catching sign for a business. Below are a few pictures of the project.

  • Here is a screen shot of the letters “nested” together to optimize the use of a rather expensive material –


  • The letters after cutting –


  • An “n” or a “u” . . . you choose –


  • Another view –


What can my robot and I cut for you?