My hobby is re-creating Aztec and Mayan Glyphs. I redraw each design in CAD, then output for engraving. The OpenBuilds will be my second cnc router I have built. My first was the ShapeOko, which I scaled up to 1 meter x 1 meter. This was not meeting my needs and luckily OpenBuilds offered the lead screw driven machine. Now in process to complete the LEAD1515 build.
- Machine Type:
- OpenBuilds LEAD Machine
- CMS IntelliCAD, Cambam, etc.
- OpenBuilds BlackBox
1st Step - recreating this Mayan Glyph in CAD, then will scale to fit the 6' x 9' section between my garage doors. 2nd Step - editing the design, joining polylines to create a single tool path where applicable. 3rd Step - selecting a material - will need to decide on scaling design to fit within the engraving envelope of the 1515 machine or break up design into sections to re-assemble after engraving.
01-27-2022 - Finished the re-creating of this design in CAD, spent about 4 months and mucho time in coffee shops to complete this task - now will begin the 2nd step of joining polylines to create the tool paths in CamBam. The OpenBuilds 1515 is 50% complete - waiting for warm days or the arrival of wood stove to heat garage to complete this part of the process. I have attached an image of what I am imagining for the final result. Will update once I ready to select material.