Wooden Nativity Slab

I’m Michael Tyler and for the last 7 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 83 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month! Each project comes with the file(s) for you to download, along with a PDF document that highlights some of the key important steps to help you get through your project. Plus all new 2018 free projects come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.

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Here’s a great Christmas project you can create quickly before the peak of the busy holiday season! This silhouette style “Wood Slab” Nativity features a classic scene adapted for CNC enthusiasts wanting to make a nice wall, door, tabletop or mantlepiece item for holiday display!

The semi-circular wood edge is painted to look like it is a “live edge” slab, and is easy to do. However, if you have a real live edge slab, you can use it to carve the
inlay pockets into instead of a regular “plain” board! A few of the software features used while designing this project included the Drawing and Node editing tools, Snapping features, Vector Offset and Boundary Create, Interactive Trim (scissors tool), and the Male and Female Inlay toolpath features.

which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 9.5+ of the software

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