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Hi All

I have created my first Maslow design, a large free standing cacti umbrella stand, that I have designed and made a cardboard prototype of as attached.

Am trying to work out how to create a cool texture to the design (cacti effect) using a round nose bit to engrave a pattern similar to any of these…0…1…gws-wiz-img.M9X3q2YpL08&ved=0ahUKEwjk6cK-isfkAhWt3eAKHTW6DLAQ4dUDCAY&uact=5#imgrc=-OrsTchIpCd5yM:

Have spent the last few days trying to work out how to do it and it seems its all to do with selecting the right toolpaths when generating the cam.

Have found a few previous posts in this forum such as Guide for carving (guide for carving)

Am trying to work out how to use the maslow to create similar organic looking texturers using a round nose bit and just engraving before cutting out the project.

The best video I have found to do with just using the tool path is don’t want to have to design the texture from scratch…he is using aspire.

Can this be done using makercam>?

Any tips/links to video would be appreciated…


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The software Carbide Create has some texture options that I have successfully used with v bits and round ball bit. Play around with that and see if it fits your needs.

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makercam is not designed for this sort of thing, it’s designed for 2.5d carving,
where you are doing a 2d shape that needs multiple passes and possibly some

there are other CAM packages out there designed for this sort of thing,
unfortunantly I’m blanking on the names right now.

David Lang

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