A friend asked if my AR8 could reproduce these blocks (4.25" x 11") that are used to trim out door and window openings. The head block (molding on top and bottom) is fastened at the top corners of the opening and on the windows at the bottom as well. The base block is fastened at the floor at both sides of door openings. With these blocks in place, 3.5" wide moldings are fit between. He has a new 2 story home being built and is trimming the entire home with vintage woodwork. He could find all the trim, doors, base and reproduce the trim pieces, but couldn't find plinth blocks to match the few he had. So the challenge began, after researching the Vectric Forum and watching Vectric's training videos, making half dozen test runs to match his sample blocks.
Southern yellow pine was the wood used and machined very well. A molding toolpath with .25 end mill (roughing) and a .0625 ball nose (finish) was used for the horizontal profiles. The fluting toolpath with the ramp feature was used on the flower using a 60V bit and a .625 cove bit. The rosette was a molding toolpath using a .0625 ball nose bit.