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Beginner Poseidon 3d Carving In Cherry Wood

Rating:
5/5,
  • Software:
    Vectric V-carve Pro, bCNC, Meshmixer
    Machine Time:
    Over 20 hours
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" downcut EM, 1mm. tapered ball noseEM, .125 EM
    Feeds & Speeds:
    118 IPM Roughing pass, Max speed for finish pass, 40 IPM cutout tool path. Router speed: Lowest setting on Dewalt VS.
    Materials:
    Cherry wood, Titebond II wood glue, Minwax PolyShades finish.
    This is a Poseidon/ Atlantis mythical carving composite model I did using a couple different models. I used Meshmixer to extract the frame from another model, and weld it to another model. I also added some Z depth to the main model. So it's basically a customized, one of a kind carving. Meshmixer is totally free, and is quite powerful, and has a ton of features. I am just learning how to use it, so I really can't give much advice about how to use it.

    After I completed my changes in Meshmixer, I exported the file as an STL and loaded it into V-carve as usual.

    I used a 1/4" down cut EM for the roughing pass, a 1mm. tapered ball nose for the finish pass and a .125 end mill for the cut out tool path.

    I had to use a Dremel tool with a flexible extension with a small diamond bit for cleaning this piece up afterwards because of all the fine lines and details in it. It worked very well, but does take time to do. A sanding mop was used where I didn't have to worry about it damaging any fine lines.

    Hope you all like this project, and feel free to ask any questions. I will do my best to answer. Thanks.

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    The sun was starting to set in these pictures, and gave it a very red/ orange hue. It looked so cool in person.


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  1. Joan Boldt
    Where does someone find the files to create something like this or your Horses one? I am 3D Beginner and would love to do things like this.
  2. Metalbender
    Thanks for sharing : i would love to do something like this .
    I am a retired tool maker investigating the open build type of cnc machines available to get started. I'm not sure which machine to invest in' do you have any suggestion?
    Thanks .
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Well, I can tell you that all the projects I have posted here, have been done on the Lead 1010 machine, start to finish. I would highly recommend it without any doubt. There are plenty of other configurations available though as well, and I can't see why they wouldn't be just as capable. So it just comes down to personal preference as far as the physical layout goes, like wider X, or longer Y, Z height etc..... The electronics packages are very well matched for these machines as well. Thanks
      Jack D, Sep 5, 2019
    2. Metalbender
      Thanks for that ,i will definitely consider this avenue.
      Metalbender, Sep 5, 2019
  3. Theresa Rathell
    This is one of the most beautiful projects, amazing
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you. I appreciate it.
      Jack D, Aug 2, 2019
  4. rokasni
    Amazing but and tedious work. :) :D
    Congratulations.
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thanks
      Jack D, Jul 14, 2019
  5. Matthew Bates
    Wow! Amazing work!
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thank you.
      Jack D, Jul 14, 2019
  6. GrayUK
    YOU ARE TURNING/CARVING OUT SOME REALLY GOOD STUFF. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
      Jack D likes this.
    1. Jack D
      Thanks. I appreciate it.
      Jack D, Jul 13, 2019
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