Thanks for the compliments, BUT when you see the IDIOT move I made that resulted in an addition to my Wall of Shame....
You'll wonder if I should be allowed to TOUCH a CNC!
2AM after 3-4 hours of sleep....
I downloaded 3 Anasazi "Cliff Dwellings", and then saw the Buddha, and found 4 Buddha Caves.....wrote a note on a Post-It to start with Cave 20...
And imported and left it as imported, and started initial version.....I claim sleep deprivation on starting that first one and not noticing my mistake!
Even NOW it looks like the Buddha face is level with the stone and the face is proud like in the last pic posted....
BUT in reality what I carved was a Buddha Mold!!!
Because I had two visits, and had changed to "Material Size" instead of "Selected Vectors" at last minute to make it easier to compare to the Oak side by side, and was running without DC so I could hear machine while doing things close by...AND was running it as a Finish Toolpath, and just cheating my Z down between passes,
I never brushed it off or was there while it was cutting the Head depression(I just lowered Z-Zero and pressed Replay Recent command)..
Only inspected it at 1" depth, and went "OOPS"(not really the word I used:)
It was 2 pm by that time, sooo Quickly searched Black Walnut Shorts to match the one I mucked up... rotated till profile was correct...clamped and redid the new dimensions...
THEN changed to SUBTRACT mode!!
And cut till 8:30pm...took quick pics and slathered with my wood butter.
A real comedy of errors!!!
Don't even program when tired!
Couldn't cut yesterday because of Drs and things.
Spindle warmed up for last pass with the 1mmTBN....have to measure bark left on his face for next pass depth.
I already have the info I need for the Oak....but as long as I've got the in this one...I'll make this one look as good as possible, might need more depth(?).
Looks like model needs to be resized for the Oak firewood....as I want his arms and more of the "Cave" carved.
Glad I did this concept cut....even with my "Chocolate Buddha Candy Mold" that caused my Rep a few points
Let's see if I can NOT muck this one up at the last moment!!