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Making a custom, single piece frame for a Jimmy Diresta print with the X-Carve CNC from Inventables

By July 2, 2021July 7th, 2021CNC, DIY, How-To, Start to Finish
Diresta Print Frame Detail - Neo7CNC

I bought this signed Jimmy Diresta print back in 2019 and it’s been sitting in the postage mailer ever since.  I’m not proud of that but I am proud how this frame turned out.  Jimmy makes the old fashion printing plates and then prints these using some very old printing presses that he’s restored over the years.  I think the old presses are mechanical works of art.  I used Fusion360 to design the 1 piece frame to be cut from half inch thick Baltic Burch plywood.  I then used the Easel software from Inventables to carve the Diresta stencil logo graphic into the face of the frame.  I used a very thin piece of polycarbonate for the frame lens and then used the actual cardboard mailer that the print was shipped in as the backer.  I love the way the back looks because Jimmy has his stencil spray painted in green paint on the mailer.  It really ties everything together. The Fusion 360 design file link is below and well as links to other items used in the project.  Thanks to Inventables for sponsoring my creative adventures and to Jimmy Diresta for being who he is!


Affiliate links to the items used in this project: (Thanks for your support!)

X-Carve CNC Machine –​

Easel Design Software –

Picard Hammer – Dry deep-hole pencil –

Refill graphite pack –

DeWalt 20v cordless trim router –

DeWalt 20v cordless oscillating multi-tool –

DeWalt 20v battery + charger –

Bosch flush cut trim bit –

Designs created using Fusion360 CAD/CAM software –

12×17 inch print frame Fuson360 model –

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David Burrell

David Burrell - A lifelong inventor, designer and creator. Besides being a CNC enthusiast and maker, he also invented the LoopAlien and patented QuickIT cord attachment devices that were successfully launched on Kickstarter.