Last time I cut a block workpiece with two sides. This time I wanted to try the cylindrical workpiece.
My inspiration is the the engraved rolling pin:
Here is my 3D model in Rhino:
And here is the tutorial about making a heart shape.
But I don’t have a cylinder wood material, I just found this block in the shop’s dumpster:
So because of the size limitation, I had to modify the shape. It ended up with a pretty small one:
( I tricked the machine that the diameter of the cylinder was the length of the cube’s diagonal, and I set the x origin a little offset from the right end of the block.)
Below are the main processes:
The engraving mark was very shallow, it was probably because I scaled the size into a smaller one. Another problem was that it took a very long time to mill the cube into a cylinder, and most of the time it was milling in the air in the beginning. Therefore I didn’t have enough time to do the finishing process. I miss the wood lathe!!
I want to book future time slots to make it one more time when the booking calendar return to normal.