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3D modeling and CNC


For this project, I want to explore further my interest in creating a vessel that has valley and ridge like texture or surface.

I started by drawing a curve, which I then revolved. Thinking about undercuts from my ceramic mold making experiences, I noticed all of the undercuts that the CNC machine would not be able to see.

Keeping in mind where the undercuts are, I then cut the form into layers. There were quite a few layers that I then had to rotate, in order to expose the undercuts to the CNC so the they were able to be cut by the CNC. After separating out all of the layers, I then brought them all down onto the cplane and outlined them with a vector and then offset by .5 to account for the size of the CNC bits.

With some additional rearranging to make sure all the layers were accounted for and appropriately sized to make the most of the material, it was then time to take it from the digital world to the physical.



Once the layers were cut out, I then sanded them down and gave each layer several coats of paint. After the paint was dry, I then glued a couple of sheets together at a time using wood glue. I chose to display my bowl on a concrete pedestal that I had already made. I felt that the subtle twisting line from the form of which I poured the concrete into complimented and elevated the object.




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