Mt. Baker using Carbide Pro

I’ve enjoyed learning to use the Pro version. This was my second project using Carbide Pro features.

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Did you fix your model top issue? Amazing btw

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Hiked Baker Lake last weekend!

Nice!

what media did you use to carve out the relief map. Plastic, wood, resin?

I can see that it is quite accurate from the view out of our window on a clear day.Lets hope it doesn’t blow its top again or you will have a before and after shot. You must live close by. I am across the border in Canada.

I made a maple block of wood by clamping two 1" pieces together. Maple was a great medium to work with. The the grain lines kind of look like contour lines plus it routes very well with no chip out.

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Are you going to put finish on it at all?
I do like that the grain looks like the elevation lines.

There is a walnut base and the topo is maple. No stain. I used a lacquer to make it easy to clean.

Where did you get the topo from?

There are a number of places to get topography data from. Easiest process though is something Winston covers in a video:

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Some links on this sort of thing at:

https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Online_resources#Geography

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https://touchterrain.geol.iastate.edu/ is also awesome; that generates an STL directly from maps

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I used:
http://terrain.party/
https://tangrams.github.io/heightmapper/#5.24389/42.879/-107.115

I plan to look at the other one that was posted. I’m always looking to find more intuitive sites to use.

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I’ve used the one that Winston mentions. All of the others have the sunlight casting shadows. Which if your doing a grey scale image, causes massive craters on one side of the mountain. Seems like a major texture issue to me.