Not my first 3D carving...

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Re: Not my first 3D carving...

Post by Sword »

Good to hear Todd!

I don't have a "Medium Detail" setting at the moment. Haven't come across that situation yet. Since my values for fine detail are basically "Maxed", you could take the pertinent values (like #221, 222, 226, and 227) and halve them compared to "Precision Router" and "Fine" and give it a try. #226 or W is the one that really seems to make a difference for the change in Z detail (which 3D consists of).

Most of what I do needs higher detail and a smaller radius ball nose, so I haven't tried loosening it up a bit. This one took 6.5 hours and is approx. 25" x 4.5" in the cut area. Just finished another one this week that took 14 hours with a 2mm ball nose (just for the finish pass).

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Re: Not my first 3D carving...

Post by todd432 »

That is just awesome Scott,
Nice design too.

Out of curiosity how do you charge for work?
I think I'll half your 3d settings and see what happens.
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Re: Not my first 3D carving...

Post by Sword »

"How do I charge".... Not enough! :lol: It's tough with this kind of stuff. If I charged a standard set amount for machine time, it would be too high for most of my customers in my region. I try to get a fair amount for computer time and finishing time/supplies and then whatever I think I can add on for machine time. While it's cutting, I can work on other things. I've kind of settled on so much per size of 3D and if it has text that needs to be filled. Many of them have been on customer supplied slabs too, so I take that into account. I don't have to go out and find pieces, just figure out how to put what they would like on theirs.

Here's the one that took 14 hours to run. This one did take some time to layout and get the waterfall sculpted to where I was satisfied with it.

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Re: Not my first 3D carving...

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This Info on smoothing settings should not get buried! :)
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Re: Not my first 3D carving...

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