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bsimages
06-11-2007, 10:06 AM
The Great American Bald Eagle...
I put a pen in front to show the proportions of the lithophane.
The cut area is 12.5" by 8.33" and the material is bone white corian 1/4" stock.
I used a 0.031" ball nose bit.

Bill Schober

ErnieD
06-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Hi bsimages,

What software did you use to generate the code? What machine did you use to make this beautiful image? Are you willing to share the feed, speed, stepover,spindle rpm etc.? I will assume that the cutter was carbide.

Thanks,

ErnieD

High Seas
06-11-2007, 01:23 PM
What software did you use to generate the code? What machine did you use to make this beautiful image? Are you willing to share the feed, speed, stepover,spindle rpm etc.? I will assume that the cutter was carbide.


Maybe the gCode? Many thanks for sharing such a beautiful project!

:cheers: Jim

bsimages
06-11-2007, 08:09 PM
PhotoVCarve is the software, the bit is carbide, the settings are in the attached screen capture, the gCode is a kind of large (20 MBs or 660,000 lines of code!):eek: It took over 15 hours to cut...but was well worth the wait. The machine is homemade of my own design. Here is a good link for how to's: http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectric/support/support_vcw_tutorials.htm

Bill Schober

Caprirs
06-11-2007, 10:33 PM
Looks great. Do you have flood coolant? Or how do you deal with the dust?

bsimages
06-11-2007, 10:39 PM
The dust is more like plastic snow...I simply vacuum it up after the job is done.
It is easier than sawdust to deal with.
Bill

epineh
06-13-2007, 08:28 AM
15 hours!!! ... I bet you were praying for the power NOT to drop out by the 11th or 12th hour, lol.

Nice work !!!

Russell.

bsimages
06-13-2007, 09:48 AM
I use two UPS's:wee:
One for the PC and CNC machine and one for the router motor. :wee:
Bill

ImanCarrot
06-13-2007, 10:22 AM
Awesome work! absolutely beautiful! thanks for showing us :)

Lithophantastic
01-24-2013, 04:29 PM
That is totally awesome! I never get tired of looking at lithophanes.

freejep
12-28-2013, 12:53 PM
This was my first successful lithophane(my fourth actually as the first 3 of this image of my daughter either moved or lifted and cut through the 2mm thick material)



215864 215866 215868 215870


The cut was 193mm x 286mm x 1mm depth of cut (roughly 7.6 x 11.25 inches)with a cycle time of 6 hours 31 minutes...using my mini cnc Chinese router...