I posted a very short video on Instagram of the making- and spinning function of a Custom Christmas tree ornament:
Heres a picture of the first prototype:
Design file is attached below as STL and MeshCAM file.
The Design file, as you can see in the first prototype parts photo, needed a little adjustment to allow the cutter to get all the way into the center of each crescent. Ive enlarged each of the crescents, and now the 1/16th endmill (#111) will reach all the way.
-1 Do not remove the backing film from the Acrylic, it will be much easier to peel the double stick tape with backing after cutting.
-2 Only use 1/2 strips of Double stick tape, I make thin stripes so if I do cut through to the tape, it wont be as much tape residue to remove.
-3 Place your materials with an even 3mm gap between the two on the wasteboard as shown below so you can cut both parts -but in 2 different colors- at the same time:
If you need any Acrylic, we have lots of colors in the 3mm thick and pre cut to 4" x5".
Put #CarbideCommunity in the notes and we will add the hardware for 5 ornaments.
I look forward to adding some more designs to this thread, This was a proof of concept model, and now that I know that the optical illusion of mirrored patterns works at this scale, more patterns can be created.
Design File Notes:
I set the max depth of cut to 2.9 mm and the Zero is in the Center top of the material.
Have some fun, Happy Holidays!.