A water feature being out of my price range and always looking for an excuse to use my home built cnc I came up with this garden decorating idea.
First I came up with a simple fish design I created in sketchup mostly using the arc tool.I then converted the design to a DXF file using a freebie sketchup pluggin from guitar-list.com and imported it into a trial version of CamBam to create the machining operations.
I used the engraving machining operation in CamBam and set the feed rate at 20"per/min and plunge rate at 2"per/min.I also used a little wd40,put on my safety glasses and stood back.The cut came out well but removing the carpet tape was a pain,I'm sure there is some chemical out there that will remove it easier.I made a few fish to create a school as well as adding a design my son created.I then hot glued the fish to some twigs and stuck them in the garden.Pretty artsy fartsy if I do say so myself.I finally purchased licensed versions of CamBam and Mach3 can't wait to get a little more intricate in the designs.
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