CNC Carvings #5: The reason for the season! :-)

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Blog entry by copythat posted 09-23-2018 04:08 AM 511 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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9”x9” (roughly) pumpkin out of 1” thick duna board.

11”x11” (roughly) pumpkin out of 1” thick wormy maple.

They just need a little paint.

Vectric Aspire is the software I use for creating my carvings. It truly is a remarkable program. I found the pumpkin stl file on a 3D printer website; it was free. It was actually a complete three dimensional jack-o-lantern that I rotated 180 degrees and compressed the model height to .75 inches with a .20 base height. I found the bones font on a font site for free; however, the letters were only uppercase. No worries, I just made the first letters larger, along with the exclamation point and they look like they were designed that way by the original artist. My wife told me what she wanted and poof, there it is!

-- Rob

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 04:06 PM

I don’t have a CNC machine yet, but would like to get one one day, about how long does it take to cut something like this?

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 05:04 PM

The big pumpkin took just under three hours. That is exceptionally long because I used a very small step over and bit for the finished carving process.

-- Rob

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