Retro Camera Timepiece

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.

Retro Camera Timepiece

This month's free project created by Michael Tyler for Vectric is a retro camera timepiece, this would make a great gift for all those enthusiastic photographers out there and those that appreciate a little bit of history.  Available free to all Aspire 4.5 and VCarve Pro 7.5 users.

This ambitious project should certainly keep you busy using double-sided machining, small craft work and artistic skills to get the finished product.

The finished dimensions of this project are approximately W8.25" D8.375" H7.75".

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

Versions 4.5+ of the software

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