Crazy Heart

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

Did you know there are already more than 80 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month? Each zipped project includes the files relating to the project as well as a comprehensive PDF guide that covers all the key steps help you complete your project - including tips on materials, tooling and finishes. Since 2018 free projects also come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.

This month's free project, created by Michael Tyler for Vectric, is a novelty heart shaped pendulum that swings in unpredictable directions (as you can see in the video below) thanks to cleverly positioned magnets within the design.

The project would make a fantastic and fun gift for a loved one this Valentines day, or for any other special occasion you could think of. You could even create your own version of the design by replacing the heart with another symbol of your choice.

The files and PDF tutorial are available free of charge to all Aspire 4 and VCarve Pro 7 users. The finished dimensions of this project are approximately 6.5" x 4" x 9.5".

If you go ahead and create this project, then we would be delighted to see a photo of your finished piece posted on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at

Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 4+ of the software

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