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Thread: CNC'ed a pumpkin! First ever? Probably not, but fun!

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    Default CNC'ed a pumpkin! First ever? Probably not, but fun!

    A buddy asked if we could do it, I said, what the heck, we can try. Orriginally I was going to set up the 4th axis and make this my first attempt at rotary machining, but I found a big ol' pumpkin with a big flat spot, so I started with that. It took about a half hour to carve, it took about 4 hours to do the CAD/CAM work. Probably quicker to hand cut it, but it was more fun this way.

    Here's a crappy cell phone pic of the finished carving. I can't get the video to embed, I will try later.



    Later,
    Jason

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    You are nuts...but I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfw5914
    You are nuts...but I like it!
    Agreed, absolutely bonkers

    Who would have ever thought of CNC'n a Pumpkin ?

    Gotta say though, pretty dang cool.

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    Hahaha, that is awesome!! I opened this thread expecting to see a steel or aluminum pumpkin that you had programmed, this is way better!!

    Dave

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    Sorry, someone upstaged you:


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    Here is a couple of links to the video on facebook. I'm not feeling that great, and haven't screwed with it any more than to upload it to FB since it is quick and easy.

    http://www.facebook.com/v/102401699778758

    http://www.facebook.com/v/102401756445419


    Later,
    Jason

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    how long have you been British?, no just joking I wont wish that on you, a fantastic job, well done! this is the sort of overkill we need, when you getting a big ol laser?
    regards
    mark

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    /golfclap!

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