Welcome to Our Community

Some features disabled for guests. Register Today.

Beginner Cnc Easter Bunny Basket

  • Software:
    Sketchup, Laserweb4
    Machine Time:
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/8" - 3.175mm
    Feeds & Speeds:
    A router bit is round shaped, that means exact 90 degree angle cut are not possible so when joining 2 pieces perpendicularly you will have a small gap between them ( depending on the bit diameter ).

    Heres an image of what a bit going through a corner looks like
    Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 1.25.45 PM.png

    That corner will prevent a piece to fit into the space.

    Thats where "Dog Bones" come into play.

    Look at the following image
    Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 1.26.15 PM.png
    Here i have create a small relief thus eliminating the 90 degree angle.

    I wanted to try this further so this project i wanted to use a Sketchup extension called " Milling tools " that creates this just by clicking the shape. You can also just draw a circle the diameter of the bit and place it in each corner.

    Bellow are the images of the cut pieces and the final assembly of the bunny.

    20180329_183424.jpg 20180330_131135.jpg
    20180330_131411.jpg 20180330_131324.jpg
    20180330_131224.jpg 20180330_131143.jpg

    I have to admit that i made a mistake here that costed me not to achieve the intended result. I created an cut operation in the bunny head instead of a pocket for joining the body. So i had to laminate the face thus preventing me to pocket the eyes, nose and mouth :).

    Anyways hope you guys find it useful info and get ideas for other projects you need to do.
    20180330_131411.jpg 20180330_131324.jpg 20180330_131224.jpg 20180330_131143.jpg 20180330_131135.jpg 20180329_183424.jpg Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 1.26.15 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 1.25.45 PM.png

Attached Files:

Share this Project

User Comments

To post comments and download files, simply sign up and become a member!
  1. MaryD
    Great project. Could easily paint this or apply other materials to make a face or child's name etc.
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. Mark Carew
    Hoppy Easter!! Thanks for the cool project Ariel :thumbsup:
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice