I am trying to design a simple step foot for a cutting board out of walnut.
I just use 2 circles offset with the inside a blind cut and the outside going all the way through.
Is there a way to put a small curve on the outside cut starting at the step?
I attached the cc file that gives me just straight cuts.
Thanks for any help if this is possible.
Cutting Board Feet.c2d (11.6 KB)
I’m having a bit of a hard time visualizing the final form that you would like. Could you draw a rough cross-section of what you’d like to end up with?
Not directly in the free version, for a work-around see:
The spine of the mirror holder will need to be rounded at least enough to allow a reasonable positioning of the mirror.
There are several ways to accomplish such rounding:
use a cove radius endmill — unfortunately, Carbide Create doesn’t support such endmill geometry, so no 3D visualization, and not sure if a 4.5mm radius endmill is available. See:
Design into 3D: Boxes: Magazine storage for some further information on this
Export the STL from OpenSCAD and cut using a 3D CAM program, or by us…
Or, use a suitable rounding tool:
These are usually used in routers for decorative effects in wood:
but they are potentially useful for joinery:
They are also useful for rounding off parts to allow rotary motion as for a hinged lid.
Unfortunately, Carbide Create does not support this endmill geometry — but using the new support for previewing a V endmill when used in a No Offset Contour toolpath, it should be possible to preview them w/ confidence by stacking a series of V endmill cuts.
If you have Pro, then you could model this using the tools in it:
Are you talking about something like this?
I forget about using a round over bit, I’ll have to take a look at what I have.
Here is a picture of what I made and a sketch of what I wanted. The wife was still happy with the straight cuts but being a perfectionist I wanted round.
A roundover & a ball mill would do it.
You could also develop it yourself for just a ball mill. Draw in the ball mill on the section view, then transfer the tip of tool down to the plan view & draw in your circles. Measure the tip of each tool for depth of cut.
That would work nicely, it’s the simple things that I try to make difficult
It’s a small enough curve that the 1/4" ball EM will work great.
Thank you to everyone for helping.
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