Another example of why CNC is cool
This curved molding piece is part of a sign project where I’m experimenting with some design and finishing techniques. This is not 3-D carving requiring a 3-D model. It only uses a simple molding tool path to follow a curved vector (line). I drew the cross section of the molding profile, assigned it to follow the curve, and used both a 1/4” spiral bit and a 1/8” ball nose bit to do the carving. The final molding piece is 2” wide x 16” long x 3/4” max thickness, made out of select pine from Home Depot.
A frame could be made the same way by following a square or rectangle shape, creating crisp mitered corners without the need for any miter cuts, glue, or clamps.
Dragons slain. Damsels rescued. No reasonable request refused ... unless the dragon's really big. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde http://profhenrys.blogspot.com