First 3D Carving with the CNC.


First attempt at 3D carving… using a file provided with Aspire 4… the Dragon.

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First part is the roughing path using a 6 mm endmill bit followed up with a finishing toolpath using a 3 mm ball end bit… with a 0.3 mm step over with each pass…

I ran the tool paths quite slow to get the feel for the way the machine, bits and timber worked together… next time I am sure I can speed up the process.

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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3 Responses to First 3D Carving with the CNC.

  1. Lew says:

    You just proved there is no end to the possibilities to that machine!!

  2. Richard Smith says:

    WOW, that is great, you have some of the best toys to play with, I want to come to your house and play someday. lol

  3. Don says:

    Larry, you have the coolest tools. Your designs must be a big hit at the show.
    -don

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