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Beyond Design

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Beyond Design
Chicago, Illinois

General Information

A simple bamboo dish with a corian base and cork inlay for grip. Use for candy, office supplies, or more. We used a combination of CAM software and EASEL to create a bowl shape.

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Material Description Price
Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo Plywood

Thickness: 3/4 in, Plies: 3, Type: Plywood, Species: Bamboo, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in

$15.49

Black Corian

Black Corian

Color: Black, Dimensions: 10 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/2 in, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/2 in

Natural Cork Sheet

Natural Cork Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Species: Cork, Type: Sheet, Thickness: 1/8 in

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$15.49
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1

Mill dish interior

Mill the Dish shape out of 3/4 inch material (Bamboo looks really good!) Use a ball nose bit for the best surface finish.

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2

Cut dish profile

Change bits to a square endmill and cut out the shape of the dish.

This piece looks nice on its own and would make a nice finished dish.

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3

Mill pocket into base

Use a square endmill bit to cut a recessed pocket into the base piece. This is to hold the cork pad.

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4

Mill fillet onto base

Change the bit back to a ballnose and run this file to carve a round onto the base

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5

Mill Cork inlay

Cut out a cork pad to attach to the base

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6

Finish and Assembly

Sand the Bamboo dish for a smooth finish, apply your preferred oil or finish, and glue parts together.

Donavon Wewers
This is neat but as I understand it, its not something you can really do by yourself in easel?
Donavon Wewers
Beyond  Design
Hi Donavon, we used a CAD software and G-code importer for this. If you were using Easel and have many concentric shapes it would result in a similar look. It would require a bit of final sanding to get it smooth but we sanded ours as well.
Beyond Design
Valerie Frank
Hello, I was wondering why the feed rate is so slow. I wasn't expecting it to be such a long carve given the plywood.
Valerie Frank
Valerie Frank
Hello, I was wondering why the feed rate is so slow. I wasn't expecting it to be such a long carve given the plywood.
Valerie Frank
Per Johan Groland
The Easel link in step 2 gives an error "This project has not been shared publicly" when opening.
Per Johan Groland
Beyond Design
Sorry, Im not sure what happened there. should be fixed now though
Beyond Design
Per Johan Groland
Works now, thank you!
Per Johan Groland
Jim Foster
What size bits are you using for this? 1/8"? 1/4?" Thanks.
Jim Foster