Swan in pink swirled Corian

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Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby IBBruin » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:19 am

The swan was downloaded from Vectrics 3D models and tool path generated in V3 Machinist. After importing the toolpath into cut2D I did the layout geometry and depth of cut. I decided not to polish this to a glossy shine. I used 220 grit paper on an orbital sander with a very light finishing pass which gave it the look and soft feel of a bar of soap. I've seen some unbelievable things produced by others that I can't hold a candle to but this is probably the finest piece of art I've created with my home made cnc router.

This will be my first post on this forum so I hope the picture shows up.
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby tmerrill » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:30 am

I think it looks great and you should be pleased.

Welcome to the forum and I hope to see more of your projects in the future.

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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby IBBruin » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:32 am

I gave it away to a friend. Now the wife wants one. Is there no end? lol
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby Rcnewcomb » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:39 am

It looks much better than my first attempt at a swan in marble. You should be very proud.
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby jimwill2 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:44 am

Very nice work!
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby ailmik » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:14 am

Top job IBBruin. Question thou, how do you normally go about polishing corian?
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby IBBruin » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:40 am

I chuck up a 4 inch cotton wheel in my drill press, set the spindle rpm to max and use some green polishing compound I get at Harbor Freight. It's time consuming but you can even get the rough side of corian polished pretty well.
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby ailmik » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:24 pm

Excellent. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby GaryR6 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:59 pm

Nice and thanks for the tip on polishing..... I just got some cut offs I'll give a try.
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby zeeway » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:40 am

Beautiful work.

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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

Postby IBBruin » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:46 am

Thank you all for the kind words.

Rcnewcomb, I'd be proud if my first attempt looked as good as yours.
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