Had a small window to make some progress on the toy kitchen, so took that time to rout some 3D carving (with the 3D Router Carver friom Carb-i-tool) into the side panels before assembly.
These were much more popular before CNC machines were readily commercially available. Strangely though, most workshops don’t have CNC available, so it is a bit surprising that sales of the 3D carver have so diminished.
I find these are pretty easy to do, and a typical pattern takes me about 10-15 minutes.
As the router bit is mounted with a large cone, as the width of the template opening increases, the depth of the router carving goes deeper.
This was the deer profile which I hadn’t used before, but worked very well.
I also had carved a puma, an eagle and a horse.
So the final result is each end will be different from one another. I then glued up each rail & stile, with raised panel, clamped up with the Bessey clamps purchased earlier in the year (I could really do with more of those!)
Next step is to complete the carcasses, and put some flesh on the bones of the units. Once that is done, it is a matter of adding the details that will set the project apart, and the more, the merrier.
Hopefully it will all come together pretty quickly – I am feeling a bit of time pressure, not only because of it now being December (?!), but the added burden of the house/shed relocation (and the inevitable preparation of the current place, which will be a lot of work, and also has to be done during all the free time I have between now and Christmas!) Best I knock this project over very quickly!