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.
Here’s a project that will get some attention from onlookers - The Zipper Clock! Cool and quirky, this is one wall clock that absolutely wants to solicit a few smiles!
All 3D components were created with the Vectric Aspire software. Software features that came in particularly handy while creating this project included Create Shape From Vector, Two-Rail Sweep, Copy object along vectors, the Drawing and Node editing tools, Smoothing, and Add draft to model.
The finished clock is about 1.5" Thick x 9.7" Wide x 16.6" Tall
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 email@example.com.
which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?
Versions 8.5+ of the software
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