I recently had a request from my cousin Jim’s wife Carol to make a plaque with an image of their cat. Carol provided me with a photo of Mikky which I used to design the plaque you see below.


Using my Onefinity CNC I carved the image into a nice piece of red cedar with a live edge. The word “Mikky” and the heart were also carved with a V-bit.

After carving, I sealed the wood with 2 coats of shellac and carefully hand painted the red in the heart. The black is epoxy which I poured into the opening where the Mikky’s image was cut out. I’ve had mixed results with epoxy in the past, so I was very, very careful and this one turned out nice. The photo above was taken while the epoxy was curing, hence the bubble level on top.

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