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Michael Tyler – Key to my heart

I’m Michael Tyler and for the last 7 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

Did you know there are already 83 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month! Each project comes with the file(s) for you to download, along with a PDF document that highlights some of the key important steps to help you get through your project. Plus all new 2018 free projects come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.

Make a sentimental gift like no other, with this “Key To My Heart” all-wood project for your CNC using your Vectric Aspire software!

The featured Heart “lock” plaque has a wooden key attached with chain links shaped like miniature love hearts! This art piece is designed for wall display as a reminder that the Key to Your Heart belongs to your loved one!

This project was created with the Vectric Aspire software. Main features used: Two-Rail Sweep, Polyline drawing, Node editing, Smoothing, Two-sided features, Limit Planes (Zero Planes with a negative offset to force over carves on each side), and Selected Level Machining Boundary.

which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?

Aspire 9.5 or above.

We’ve recently updated your V&CO portal account to include all of the free content available to you in one place. To download the free project files and the full instructions for this project or to take a look at all of the other free content available to you simply login to your V&CO account below:


IMPORTANT: before outputting any toolpaths you should carefully check all part sizes and the material setup to make sure they are appropriate for your actual setup. you should also check and re-calculate all toolpaths with safe and appropriate settings for your material, CNC machine and tooling.

Terms of Use: the projects and artwork are provided on the understanding that they will only be used with Vectric software programs. you may use the designs to carve parts for sale but the files and/or vectors, components or toolpaths within them (or any derivatives) may not be converted to other formats, sold to, or shared with anyone else. this project is copyright – Vectric Ltd.