Elephant carving

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Elephant carving

Postby tmccub530 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:55 pm

Hi all, I dowloaded a free vector art file which I was able to pull some texture from. I created some vectors from that, added flat shape height, and proceeded to use the sculpting tools and not too long after I had a nice carving. I ended up going back and doing some sculpting and carving some out of cherry. I used a offset roughing with a raster angle of 90 to go with the grain of the wood for finishing. 6mm EM to clear and 1/16" tapered ball from amana tool. Then It was profile cut through with an 1/8" EM. Any tips on CV settings for mach 3 would be helpul by the way, I am rookie cnc machinist. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Final carving after using the sculpting tools.
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This is the first test carving.
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Mirrored Elephants
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:39 am

That's pretty cool!
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby TReischl » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:44 pm

Nicely done!

About those CV settings. . . we all seem to have our own opinion of what is optimum. It takes a bit of "thinking" when looking at them and then doing some experimenting.
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby tmccub530 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:35 pm

Thanks fellas! Thats what I've been reading on the cv settings. Itworks great (for what it is) but shakes a little more now that its not rounding the corners at faster speeds. Maybe i weld a few more supports for the base to keep everything a bit tighter. Thank you
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby martin54 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:06 pm

Like that it looks really good :lol: :lol:

As for cv settings as Ted has said it really is about a bit of trial & error, so many differences from machine to machine that using someone else's settings won't give the best results for your machine unless you got really lucky :lol: :lol:
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby tmccub530 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:41 pm

:D Thanks Martin, I found out a little late but I had to make a lotus flower instead so Im carving that out now :D I toned down my acceleration and adjusted my cv distance units again. seems a little less shaky. Maybe I tone down my accel a little more.
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby ger21 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:51 pm

Turn off CV Distance and CV Feedrate.
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Re: Elephant carving

Postby tmccub530 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:56 pm

Thanks man. I'm going to try that out next chance I have.
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