Introduction: CNC Machine Carved Pumpkin

This is not a handcrafted pumpkin sculpture.

Instead, fully automatic CNC machine is used for the carving.

Tools required :

knife

spoon

1mm PCB router bit

CNC ostrich egg shell engraving machine

Step 1: Prepare the Images

Sketch the images in computer.

Step 2: Prepare the Gerber Program

Convert the images into CNC Gerber program.

Step 3: CNC Carving

Mount the pumpkin in the CNC machine and do the carving.

Step 4: Clear Up the Inside

Remove the bottom of the pumpkin with a knife, and clear the inside with a spoon.

Comments

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uvvvvw made it! (author)2016-10-30

The machine is designed mainly for egg shell engraving.

But it is capable for engraving whatever round in shape, like light bulb, glass ornament, pumpkin,.....

bas-relief engraving.jpgchicken egg 01.jpgchicken egg o2.jpgglass ornament.jpggoose egg 01.jpggoose egg 02.jpglight bulb a.jpglight bulb b.jpgmy 1st ostrich egg.jpgspring.jpg
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Jeffster (author)2016-10-30

any chance you captured some video of the cnc in action?

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uvvvvw (author)Jeffster2016-10-30

ok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3YktGZ9jMI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqxbOPUWah8

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Anirudh Ralhan (author)2016-10-30

Cool. The use of CNC was totally unexpected!!! Thanks for the i'ble...

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mtairymd (author)2016-10-30

Pretty cool. I didn't realize a CNC would work on an irregular shaped pumpkin.

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-30

Good idea. I never thought about using a CNC for this. I am going to have to show this to my machinist.

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