Abe Lincoln Death Mask - Build Photos

Below you can see a gallery of 12 pictures that document some of the steps involved in machining and constructing the replica of Abraham Lincoln's Death Mask I made. The process for this involved downloading the 3D file from the Smithsonian Museum's 3D data archive  this was imported in Vectric's Aspire software from 3 different angles and sliced to make the individual components for CNC carving. The pieces were cut out of 40mm thick oak butcher block kitchen work top material. The slices were glued and then I hand finished the edges to blend the parts together and added some detail by hand before sanding and oiling the finished piece. This is a life-size replica of the original death mask.