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  1. #1
    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 ......

  2. #2
    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 01:41 PM.
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  3. #3
    i have v carve pro and

    and i have rhino 4 cad

  4. #4
    http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19148
    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. Cut3D
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  5. #5
    thanks ... i need to look more in to it

  6. #6
    horses for courses... use a wood lathe

    :D

  7. #7
    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
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  8. #8
    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.
    Noel.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    Is it something like this you are wanting ?

    That was exactly what I wanted to make thank you for your help i will be in touch.



    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
    That was exactly what I wanted to make thank you for your help i will be in touch.

  10. #10
    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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