Elephant carving

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tmccub530
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Elephant carving

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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.
Final carving after using the sculpting tools.
This is the first test carving.
This is the first test carving.
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Mirrored Elephants

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That's pretty cool!
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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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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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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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: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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Turn off CV Distance and CV Feedrate.
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Thanks man. I'm going to try that out next chance I have.

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