Franklin mountains - 3d carving in pine
El Paso's Franklin Mountain range sits inside Franklin Mountains State Park, which is the largest urban state park in the contiguous United States. All El Pasoans hold the mountain range and its many natural and man-made features close to their hearts. From the thunderbird to the star, Crazy Cat to Wyler Aerial Tramway, our mountain is like none other, and we are proud of it. That's why, when we were brainstorming ideas for how to show off our CNC machinery during our Open House party in April of 2017, the idea of creating a 3D scale model of our mountain range was a no-brainer. Using data from the United States Geological Survey, we programmed the router to carve the mountain range and surrounding terrain to an accuracy of three meters. The results were breathtaking. This carving has dimensions of 24" by 48" with a total difference in elevation of 3.5 inches and is framed with a Curly Maple border.