Swan in pink swirled Corian

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IBBruin
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Swan in pink swirled Corian

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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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tmerrill
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

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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

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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

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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

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Very nice work!
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

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

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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

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Excellent. Thanks for the tip.
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GaryR6
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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

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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

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Beautiful work.

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Re: Swan in pink swirled Corian

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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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