John Wayne was a famous cowboy in Hollywood years back (at least that’s how I remember him) so I decided to make a bottle with his signature and engraved photo with one of his famous quotes “Never trust a man who doesn’t drink.”
To make this bottle design in an apt size, we are going to be using 3/4 inch or 18 mm thick Pine wood which will look amazing and fit perfectly with the theme we are going with for this John Wayne quote.
This isn’t the first nor the last Pine engraving using our Austrian CNC laser with a photo, take a look at the most extreme example I’ve shared here on CNCROi.com, Paradise Cottage.
John Wayne would totally find himself comfortable in the above Pine cottage, the nice thing about wood is the grain, it’s a natural part that adds free extra detail that rarely causes issues that depreciate the finished work.
This John Wayne Pine bottle is a wonderful example of that, where the grain of the wood really adds another dimension to the finished work and just looks amazing close-up as there are so many tight variations adding free complexity to the finished piece.
CNCROi.com has done lots of work using wood, specifically Pine because it’s such a wonderful material to work with across a host of applications, from family photos to wedding anniversaries.
If you watch enough of these videos, you’ll notice the steps involved are pretty much the same, what changes is what’s engraved and the final shape of the finished piece by CNCROi.com.
John Wayne has lots of good photos as during the time of his peak, and these also provide wonderful instant recognition to just about anybody looking at it from a distance, which is why this bottle was made so fast.
The detail before the wrapping and sanding doesn’t look very impressive, John Wayne looks kinda blurry but that’s just the resin and smoke that settles on the surface of the masked Pine.
CNCROi.com adds the mask to the surface and under the Pine in order to make clean-up after production faster and produce better results while CNC laser engraving.
CNCROi.com can make something out of wood at any shape, size or thickness, for instance, if you wanted John Wayne coasters, we could have just as easily made them in the same theme as we make everything on-demand.
Custom fabrication by CNCROi.com allows us incredible diversity in options when it comes to providing our customers exactly what they want, how they want it, to show-off their brand perfectly.
In the image above, you can see John Wayne is kinda hard to make-out, but that’s just the masking with resin and smoke on the surface.
The more details something has, the rougher it looks at this step in the production ladder, a great example is the bottle cork, you can see that clearly as to what it will look like after post-production at CNCROi.com.
After John Wayne is engraved, it’s time to cut out the entire bottle of which he’s the label.
The bottle is as easy a shape to make by our Austrian CNC laser as the fish below, both are done in the same Pine wood but the application CNCROi.com made it for was very different.
Quite a difference between the fish above and John Wayne below, it couldn’t be any different, but it’s a wonderful illustration of the flexibility CNCROi.com offers you, as a customer.
This John Wayne bottle is now finished, as far as the CNC laser engraving and cutting on our industry leading machine.
Here’s another picture of the John Wayne bottle, before clean-up, to give you an idea of how big this design actually is, it’s 36 inches high standing on the CNCROi.com Trotec laser.
If you wanted a custom name badge made out of wood that was in the shape of your logo, for instance, here’s an idea of what that would look like.
Here’s a close-up of John Wayne himself made by CNCROi.com, it looks pretty good but it’s going to magically transform shortly with a lot more detail as it’s being hidden by layers of mask, smoke and resin vapor.
Onto the CNCROi.com finishing table, you can see the whole John Wayne bottle, the first step is removing the masking that’s sitting on the surface, that alone will dramatically transform this into something with a lot more detail.
With most of the masking taken off, you can see how the resolution has improved dramatically already on John Wayne’s face and background, there is still a lot of little masking hiding lots of details though that’s harder to remove.
Here’s another example of Pine pyrography but this time, it’s a world map that has since been stuck on my CNCROi.com wall behind my videos.
You can see burn marks on the top left of the image below, and although this face looks alright, masking is still blurring the final results, as it’s the same color as the laser engraved Pine that CNCROi.com just produced.
Now that the sanding is performed, you can really see details starting to appear that were hidden previously on John Wayne.
Further clean-up, you can far more clearly make out John Wayne’s face and even read the words on his cup!
And here is the finished piece that CNCROi.com designed and produced using solid Pine.
If you are wondering if we can make something like this on Walnut or just about anything else, give this a watch, though it’s far simpler, it shows you the “options” available to have a truly unique piece created by CNCROi.com just for YOU or your business!
Take a look as the finished piece and at a distance, this will look amazing on a wall and become something that’s highly memorable to the right person.
Due to the size of this project, it’s hard to put the whole thing in frame for the camera, you saw this especially when I made the video showing how this John Wayne wall plaque was produced by CNCROi.com.
If you need something custom, contact CNCROi.com!