CNC Carving

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Did a little test carving with the CNC router. About 6” diameter, in birch. The 3D model is just a sample included with the software. Carved with a 1/16” ballnose spiral router bit.

-- Gerry,

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 04:03 AM

Hi Gerry,

What kind of CNC machine do you have? Great carving!!!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 04:07 AM

Made it myself. See my other projects.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 04:38 AM

Gerry I was wondering if you have scanned your own picture into the software and what results you have gotten? If you have, did you get the great details as the software sample or does it take more tweaking then that? Thanks still deciding what to do, great job again on the cnc build!!!

-- Dennis in Iowa "You can have 30 years experiance or 1 year 30 times!!!!"

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 04:40 AM

Wow, you made a CNC machine!! How long did it take to carve this?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 04:56 AM

Holy shit, you built a CNC. That is amazing and its pretty obvious the quality is unbelievable.
Well done on both parts.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 04:59 AM

Dennis, to get results like this takes much more than a photo. A 3D model needs to be created that contains all the detail. It’s possible to scan and cut, but the difference would be night and day.

Jim, it took about 90 minutes.

-- Gerry,

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 05:45 PM

What cam software are you using? Aside from carving, what else do you use your nc for?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 08:10 PM

For the carving, I used Vectric’s Aspire. I also use MeshCAM, and a custom macro I wrote to export g-code directly from within AutoCAD. I use The CNC for anything that’s not easily cut on a table saw.

-- Gerry,

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 04:06 AM

Have you or will post pictures of your homemade CNC? Great job but I want to see the machine:)

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 03:45 PM

Nice carving!


-- Robin Renee'

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