Tuesday, June 28, 2005

CNC machined drypoint and mezzotint

This is "Mia", printed on tan Rives BFK paper from an 18x12 inch copper plate.

The copper was drypointed and burnished entirely by my CNC machine, following paths I generated from my digital image and using EC Lyons conventional tools fixed in a special jig I made for the machine.

The plate was held flat during machining by a simple vacuum plenum powered by a shop-vac!

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  1. Hi Mike, really like this image, the positioning of the model (upside down) and the focus on the head with the rest of the body somewhat out of focus is very unusual but it really works for me.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I am very impressed, its amazing.

  3. Well impressed with the fine work.
    Where can I get that CNC editor to generate the code from a photo?