I have a client who would like me to make a wall plaque. I want to cut the shape out and round the edge. But, I feel silly because I can’t figure out how to do this. I’ve subscribed to Carbide Create Pro and can create the 3D model/depth map, but can’t figure out how to set it up.
Is this not something that can be done? I want to round the outside edge like in the included screenshot and then do some regular carving and vcaring on the plaque surface.
I’m pretty sure @WillAdams has a tutorial somewhere for doing this natively in CC Pro, but I can’t seem to find it right now, so I’ll let him comment later today (timezones…)
since you have a 3D model of this already, you could export a STL file, use @fenrustool to convert it to a grayscale PNG heightmap, then import that in CC Pro and use a 3D toolpath (roughing+finishing). Sounds complicated, but it’s actually easy (interesting thread/tutorial here).
or you could…NOT use your Shapeoko and manually bevel the edges using your trim router and a round router bit? sounds like it would be much faster and probably cleaner too.
limited to the specific radius of a specific endmill — expensive to get a collection of them
Modeling it in 3D is easy — post a 2D drawing you’d want modified and we’ll see what can be worked out if you wish to use Carbide Create — if you already have it done, then just cut w/ 3D CAM and a suitable array of ball-nosed endmills.