Relief Carving is a more complex form of carving. It can be generated from almost any image, from line art to a photograph. A three dimensional computer image must then be generated from the artwork. From the three dimensional image a CNC program is generated. A rough cut is first machined to remove most of the excess material. Then a finishing cut is done with a ball cutter. The smaller the diameter of the cutter the finer the detail of the carving.
The above Beech carving was machined to be fitted to the fanlight area above a bar or wine cellar door.
A clock bob with a relief carving of a buffalo machined from solid Beech.
Above a coffee table top with a flower arrangement relief carved. The shape of the top was taken from the shape of one of the petals. The detail of the carving is shown on the right.