OK so I'm back looking for help.
The Mrs has now suggested that she would like me to make her a square oak block with a bowl carve in to it so she can put her jewellery in at night.
I gave her a breakfast bowl (which she chucked at me.... it missed).
Now I really do not know where to start on this ........
which bit to use.
what tool path to set.
I have tried but all I get is a round hole with flat sides....
Any ideas ......
What CAM software are you using ? can you draw the bowl in CAD and import as a 3D object ?
Last edited by EddyCurrent; 09-01-2015 at 12:41 PM.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
i have v carve pro and
and i have rhino 4 cad
But if you want it easy I think you need some 2.5D or 3D CAM software, something that can import stl files and generate the gcode. e.g. Cut3DSpelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
thanks ... i need to look more in to it
horses for courses... use a wood lathe
Is it something like this you are wanting ?
Only took a minute to design and tool path up im not sure about vcarve pro as im using aspire 4 but i can send you the gcode or maybe stl if i can figure that bit out
I got around stuff like that( before I had CAM software) with a Macro B program but don't know if your machine has full Fanuc capability. If it does let me know and I'll try to help you out with a bit of If and Then code.
I would draw a circle the outside dia. and then cut it with a 'Z Profile' the shape of the bowl cross section using a ball nosed end mill.
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