Need help with egg tray project please

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Need help with egg tray project please

Postby imac1959 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:44 am

My wife has asked me to make some egg trays for family similar to this ... g-tray.jpg

I am not sure how to achieve the best way of cutting the egg shaped recesses, can anyone give me a hint at the best way so I can develop this further?

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Re: Need help with egg tray project please

Postby Adrian » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:26 pm

Use one of the dome/dish clipart models that come with VCarve and set the model to be subtracted then 3D toolpath it. It can also be done with a series of fluting toolpaths and I suspect with a moulding toolpath too but I haven't used that enough to be able to say 100% without being at my design computer.
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Re: Need help with egg tray project please

Postby 4DThinker » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:59 pm

Of the three strategies that Adrian mentioned, the recently added Moulding tool path will likely be the most efficient solution. It is a little tricky to set up for bowl shapes, but only requires a tiny circle and a 1/4 circle/arc for the bowl profile. If not too deep you can probably skip the larger area clearance pass.
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Re: Need help with egg tray project please

Postby dhellew2 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:46 am

Here is an 18-egg holder
Send me a pm with your email and I will send you the .crv3d or .crv file
The file is 12 meg so I cannot post it

egg holder.jpg
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Re: Need help with egg tray project please

Postby adze_cnc » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:22 pm

My question would have to be does the egg-holder necessarily need a concave inner surface at all? You're unlikely to find a dozen eggs with exactly that curvature so it can't be for support of the eggs.

Would it not be easier to have a shallow pocket instead? The pocket doesn't have to be very deep. The Toshiba BC-310 egg cooker in the image is quite shallow and the eggs don't touch the heating surface.

Toshiba BC-310 egg cooker

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Re: Need help with egg tray project please

Postby pjblues » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:27 pm

Could I get a copy of the files for the 18 egg holder please?

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