We were asked if we would like to contribute a free CNC project to Vectric's "12 Projects of Christmas" giveaway of 2014... and of course we did. For a short time this project was only available for Aspire users... not anymore! All 5 models, 1 finished layout ready for your CNC and a set of snowflake vectors ready for v-carving. We think that's a pretty good early Christmas present.
We have designed a few neat features into this mini-project that will make it even easier to use and re-use. These features include:
- Ornament top fit over the nub of the ornament globe.
- The snowglobe base fits over the nub of the globe to create a snowglobe.
- Globe has a flat bottomed dished center so it will except almost any model and will also let you get the most "Z" depth out of the added model.
You may want to visit Vectric`s `12 Projects of Christmas` post seeing as they have included some great information on how they created this finished project.
This CNC project is very hack-able using any of the models from our other Home for the Holidays projects. Pour yourself a tall glass of eggnog and get that CNC warmed up for the holiday season, because its coming!
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The "First Christmas" ornament above is made using the models from 3 projects:
- Toy Soldier - Home for the Holidays No.1
- Banner - Home for the Holidays No.3
- Globe and Snowglobe Base - Home for the Holidays No.4
The vectors used for the simulated v-carved snowflakes are included free with the Home for the Holidays No.4 project.
The font used to simulate the v-carving is called DellaRobbiaBT.
WOW... that's a hack!
The Home for the Holidays No.4 project contains the following models and project sheet.
To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.
Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.
In case you need...
The vector outlines for all of the models in this mini-project you can download them from this link:
Link to our Shop Notes post (for historical context and reference)
In case you wanted to know...
Font used in the renderings is called -
- Old English
Font used in the Project Sheet for this mini-project is called -
- Old English
Get yourself officially Weekend CNC Warrior Approved... you know you deserve it!
Post your finished project in the Vectric User Forum under Vector Art 3D / Design and Make It - Gallery or Email us an image of a project you made that uses one of our projects and a short description (try to include software used, the CNC ,finishing process and a social link... don't forget your name).
When it gets posted we will be sure to let you know!!!!
This CNCminiProject was created to spread some holiday cheer!