Absolutely fascinating to me.I made a business card holder using a left over bit of 2 x 8 cedar for the card holder. I spent a lot of time on the pc in V Carve Pro trying to figure out how to create a tool path that would cut a curved dip in the front of the holder. Perhaps it could be easily done with Aspire but I wasn’t having any joy using V Carve Pro.
As I futzed around it suddenly dawned on me that I could do it easily if I treated it like a bandsaw box project. So, I simplified my V Carve file to only pocket out the card holding area and mark a cutting line for the shape. The pocket was carved with a 1/4” spiral bit and the outline of the shape with a 45º V bit.
After the cnc work I went to the bandsaw and cut out the shape by following the scribed line and then sliced off the front of the holder so I cut could cut the curved area. After cutting and sanding the curve I glued the slice back in place. Then I made another V Carve file for the backdrop panel which was carved out of a left over piece of cedar fence board.
A quick little project that let me use my bandsaw and spindle sander in addition to the cnc. Obviously a cnc machine is just another tool in the creative process.