Just finished setting this up, I have not actually cut this yet, but here it is if anyone else would like it.
This is sized for 9.25" x 12.5" x 1.5" material, adjust for your needs.
The .CRV is from version 8.5
Please remember to add tabs if you need, and check feeds/speeds and recalculate for your tooling and machine mod level.
SNOWMAN BOWL.crv (2.9 MB)
SNOWMAN BOWL SVG.zip (25.0 KB)
SNOWMAN BOWL.dxf (233.0 KB)
Thank you, that is a very nice design. I like it much better than the Vectric snowman bowl they have on their site.
One question, why did you cut a profile around the pocket before clearing the pocket? I always just cut the pocket in one operation. (although I do like the 60 deg chamfer around the pocket)
I cut the profile with a .25 ballnose just to break the sharp corner at the bottom of the pocket, then used a regular .25 end mill to clear the rest of the pocket since its faster. You could very easily if desired make just 1 pocket cut with the .25 end mill and be done with it.
I did not notice you were using a ball-nose for the profile. That is a good idea to relieve that bottom corner a bit.
You could also use a larger radius bowl bit and do the whole pocket with that 1 bit, I just set up for what I have on hand for tooling is all.