CNC Carving - Rayman
3D carved from cherry. Character from the popular video game. A gift for my 6yo son who loves the game.
I finished it with spray lacquer - 4 coats. Let my son choose where in his room to hang it.
I modeled the relief using Blender 3.0 by tracing a reference image. I know Aspire is great for this sort of thing, but I didn't want to spend the money for the program. Blender has quite a learning curve - it took me a few weeks of watching BlenderGuru videos on YoutTube (he's so so great) and I even took an Udemy course on Blender to learn my way around.
I'm sure this is a super simple project for a Blender expert and lots of ways I could make this better - but I was thrilled with the result. Start to finish this model probably took me 2 hours.
I then exported the model from Blender as an STL and imported it into Fusion 360 for the toolpath creation.
After the roughing pass. I used a 6mm flat end mill.
After the finishing pass. I used a tapered end mill with a 0.5mm tip with a 0.007" stepover. It took 35 minutes.