Dutch Country Clock


This project features four padlock models finished to look like aged metal, then incorporated with a wooden plaque as a truly unique and convenient wall-mounted key hanger for you to enjoy.

The padlocks were created in Aspire using reference photos of actual antique padlocks as guides during the modeling process. The padlocks are machined separately from the plaque and are inserted as onlays into shallow pockets for precise positioning on the plaque. Thanks to the software's handy “Inlay
Toolpath” feature, the padlock cutouts and corresponding receiving pockets are automatically adjusted to for bit diameters and yield a perfect fit.

The overall dimensions of the Gate Keeper’s Key Hanger are approximately:
12 " wide x 9 " tall x 1.25 " thick

If you go ahead and create this project, then it would be great to see a photo of your finished piece over on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at online@vectric.com.

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Note:
This free Vectric project requires Aspire 8.5 higher.

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The downloadable zip file contains:

  • A printable PDF document detailing the process, step-by-step.
  • The Aspire 8.5 files you will need.
  • High-quality images of the finished piece.

(To 'unzip' your file once downloaded, you will need to right-click it in Windows Explorer and select Extract All)

 


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