I've been wanting to try power carving and been itching for some Arbortech tools. I bought the Arbortech turbo plane and the Arbortech Ball Gouge.
Wow, these things are monsters and will carve wood quicker than ever will expect. Be safe with these monsters and do not loose a finger or hand.
For this project I started with some scrap wood (looks like Eucalyptus) I picked up for free for a tree cutting yard. I didn't take a lot of before/during pictures as this wasn't going to be a tutorial. I used the turbo plane to first shape the log and remove bark. I used the ball gouge to create a channel for the Fire Glass and LED's.
The electronics are a left over strip of Mini Skinny Neopixels from Adafruit and an old Gemma v2 board. I found some code that I could create a glowing fire effect.
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