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    Share your 3D Carving files, Parts or Art

    Hello All,

    The guys on the metalworking side of the zone have had a FREE resources thread running for some time now. Think that it's only right that woodworkers have a similar thread specifically dedicated to our area of interest.

    So.... if you have any FREE dedcated woodworking content you don't mind sharing, please feel free to add it to this thread. This will probably need to be in the form of links. .STLs can be a bit large for the allowed file sizes.

    To get the ball rolling there are 25 FREE .STL's in the download area at http://cnc4free.org. There is also some .DXF content, but I think woodworkers will be more interested in 3D type carving content.

    I've posted some images below.

    TTFN

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    here are a few simple models Ive done with bmp bender , Ive cut the HD and the skull and crossbones , these are shunk down a bit so anyone downloading them can cut them at the size they are (4") or scale them ,models are here
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    Thanks guys. I haven't built my router as yet but am playing around with software in preparation for the big day.
    :cheers:

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    Very Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by denz View Post
    Thanks guys. I haven't built my router as yet but am playing around with software in preparation for the big day.
    :cheers:
    Hi there,

    You are most welcome and thanks for taking the time to post.

    When I built my machine, ( http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20656 ) I gave little thought to the software side of things. I feel now that this was a major mistake as I could have redirected the funds I spent on software to the machine build.

    Practicing with FREE resources / software before building can also be of much assistance deciding the kind of work you want to do, how you will go about it and the machine specification required to meet your needs.

    Hope this files are of use in your CNC endeavours.

    Regards

    Danny (aka Yohudi).
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    models?

    New to CNC milling. Just bought a K2 3925, vcarvepro and mach3 software. I've handcrafted wooden toys and furniture for years but am wanting to do some carving and signs for art and craft shows. I've run most of the models that came w/my software and a few others I designed but am now interested in finding affordable 2d and 3d models primarily toys, carvings and art.

    Any suggestions?

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    A few places to look....

    Quote Originally Posted by wood elf View Post
    New to CNC milling. I've handcrafted wooden toys and furniture for years ..... now interested in finding affordable 2d and 3d models primarily toys, carvings and art.

    Any suggestions?
    Hi there,

    You have similar background and interests to my own. For carving and art resources I suggest regular visits to cnc4free.org... I host 25+ FREE Art or carving type models/reliefs every month, also 10 art type .DXFs... content is changed monthly, usually around the 15th or so... FreeMill is a good free option for relief carving if you dont have existing software to generate the 3D carving code

    You might also be interested in learning to create your own relief or carving type content from bitmaps using FREE tools.. there are many FREE utilities that can perform this function to a very high standard.. it's just a matter of tuning the input images.. see the chapter 9 overview in the 'Tutorial' section of the same site.

    For Toy's I'd reccomend a prowl of the FREE plans type sites.. it's usually fairly easy to adapt this kind of plan for CNC use.. thats how I made the ride on toy's pictured below... The plans were essentially an influence rather than a blueprint for the final toys, but they are a useful starting point for construction techniques etc. Again There are quite a few links to this kind of (FREE) plan on the links page at http://cnc4free.org

    The design process employed making the motorbike type toy is shown in the chapter 13 overview as a 'CNC_Toolkit' case study. Gmax /CnC_toolkit is ideal for this kind of work. You can build the toy virtually using spline outlines or imported .DXF as starting point.. then apply the same oulines/splines to generate the cutting code.. It's an excellent, FREE, integrated solution...
    hope this helps

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    July updates ONLINE

    To anyone interested really...

    July updates are now online at http://cnc4free.org

    Some examples below..

    TTFN

    Danny
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    Brent at Vortech just sent me a free CD of cd clipart from http://www.vectorclip3d.com/ I will see if I can load some of them up here.

    Also these guys http://www.vectorart3d.com/ have some cool stuff. They even provide free 3D software that allows you to download the clip-art and then cut it on your CNC router.


    Their 3D models are around $25 each

    My Equipment:
    Gerber Edge II www.gspinc.com
    Gerber envision
    Vortech Router www.vortechcnc.com
    Roland Versacamm www.rolanddg.com

    My Software:
    Corel X3
    Vectric Vcarve Pro www.vectric.com
    Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
    Mach www.machsupport.com
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    Just found this post below. Looks like some intricate stuff.
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84878

    My Equipment:
    Gerber Edge II www.gspinc.com
    Gerber envision
    Vortech Router www.vortechcnc.com
    Roland Versacamm www.rolanddg.com

    My Software:
    Corel X3
    Vectric Vcarve Pro www.vectric.com
    Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
    Mach www.machsupport.com
    Gerber Omega

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    That's the whole point....

    Quote Originally Posted by pike88 View Post

    Their 3D models are around $25 each

    Hi there,

    I think you've demonstrated the whole point of this thread very clearly....

    It's well known that you can BUY 3D Carving type clipart. $25 per file might seem very reasonable if it's paying work or you are well established in business . For the CNC newbie, hobbyist or small business these costs can be more difficult to justify.

    That's why I started this thread... FREE 3D carving resources are few and far between... Evidenced by the few links to actual content.... I had hoped there would be more posts linking to FREE content...

    I think the costs of the software people apply to this task discourages FREE distribution. This is not an issue in my case as all the 3D carving content distributed at http://cnc4free.org is created using FREE tools.

    Links to FREE content is the purpose of this thread.

    TTFN

    Danny
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    Great idea for a site. Free is hard to beat, especially when you're experimenting. Looks like some cool stuff there.
    Brad Thomas
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    Talking

    Great idea for a post yohudi,

    Pike, Thanks for the heads up.
    I just spoke to Lee at Vortech. He is going to send me out a disk of clipart. when I get it I'll share here if I can. I dont want to break any copyright laws!!:rainfro:

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    Thanks for kind word etc...

    Just to say thanks to Bradt and ghebard for the kind words...

    If you can post links to content without breaching copyright then please do.. the more FREE stuff the merrier..

    TTFN

    Danny
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    Here's an unfinished shell carving I was playing around with a while back. Maybe someone could finish it off?
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    stupid question

    hello to all

    maybe this is a stupid question but how to get that 3dfile from
    cnc4free.org in mach 3 as a gcode i can see it in meshlab
    and tryed to convert but how and wat other soft i need
    iwant to learn before my machine is ready

    thanks
    cor

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    Try Freemill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Try Freemill.
    thanks i'll give it a try:banana:

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    Converting STL to gcode.

    Quote Originally Posted by cor View Post
    hello to all

    maybe this is a stupid question but how to get that 3dfile from
    cnc4free.org in mach 3 as a gcode

    thanks
    cor
    Hi there,

    FreeMill will process .STL files to gcode. You will need a Mach compatible post-processor.

    Info re FreeMill is available in the 'Essentials' area at http://cnc4free.org and a link to Mecsoft post-processors is on the 'Links' page at the site. VisualMill Mach post-processors are reported to work fine.

    I also believe there's a post in the CAM software thread at the zone with a functional FreeMill post-processor for Mach software.

    Hope this helps

    Danny

    EDIT: Added the links below

    Mecsoft post-processor downloads... http://www.mecsoft.com/DownloadPosts.shtml

    Mach3 post-processor at the zone.... http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showpo...83&postcount=3
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    www.customdxffiles.com says he'll email free files

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    August Updates:- ONLINE

    To anyone interested really...

    August updates are now online at http://cnc4free.org

    Some examples below..

    TTFN

    Danny
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