Fellow chip makers,
I hope you enjoyed community challenge #4, let’s move on.
Challenge #5 is: V-carving, up close and personal
V-carving is easy and rewarding, but getting great V-carve results takes a little experience, a properly tuned machine, and possibly a few toolpath tricks.
So the point of this challenge is twofold:
- make something v-carved that looks great
- AND show us details, like, close-up. Showcase the precision of your v-carve, and tell us what you did to get a sharp/clean result.
This could be the opportunity for some of you to test the “advanced V-carve toolpaths” that were recently added in Carbide Create.
The rules for this fifth challenge are:
- use your Shapeoko or Nomad to make a piece that mostly involves V-carving toolpaths
- submit your entry in this thread:
- you MUST post at least one picture of the overall piece, AND a couple of close-up pics of details.
- you may submit v-carved inlay work (wood or epoxy), however we want to see pics of the part BEFORE filling/inserting the inlay.
- include the associated design file(s) and tell us about the steps you followed to create it.
- you can post multiple entries if you want.
- you have 15 days to submit your project, deadline is set to March 8th, midnight PST
- there will then be 7 days for voting.
- voting will be open to legit community members only, and the jury reserves the right to remove votes from “outsiders”, and will also break any tie.
Check out the prizes:
- First place : a Z-Plus !
(and you’ll get the opportunity to help iron out the remaining quirks in the installation instructions, for free )
- Second place : a T-Track kit
- Jury’s prize : $100 coupon to the C3D store
swat swag team will also bring you this:
Happy carving !