CNC Sushi Dish

Jamie Guan

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Jamie Guan
Boston, Massachusetts

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I CNCed a sushi dish out of 3/4" maple using Carvey. The process of creating this dish is split into 3 different set-ups: Adaptive Clearing, Tabs, Finishing Pass.

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Hard Maple

Hard Maple

6" × 12" × 3/4" Hard Maple

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post.nc

Adaptive Clearing

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tabs.nc

Tabs

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final.nc

Finishing Pass

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Step 1: MODEL FORM ON FUSION 360

I modeled the form on Fusion 360. I started on sculpt, and created a box. Once the form was the correct size, I began modeling the curves on the top of the dish. I then saved each set-up as a G-code.

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Step 2: IMPORT ON EASEL

I imported the G-codes onto Easel by Inventables separately and made sure all were aligned before carving.

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Step 3: SECURE AND RUN CARVEY

I secured the maple in Carvey with clamps and ran the first set-up with a straight bit. The first cut is a rough cut to get the bulk of the material out of the way. I then ran the second set-up tabs. The last set-up was carved with a ball-nose bit to smooth everything out.

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Step 4: POWER SAND

I released the dish from the rest of the stock and sanded the sides/edges using an orbital sander. I made sure to take my time to round over the edges and smooth out the sides.

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Step 5: HAND SAND

After power sanding, I did some hand sanding to get the surface of the dish to remove the machine markings from the bits.

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Step 6: APPLY FINISH TO DISH

After wiping down the dish, I finished it with a wood food-save finish called BioShield. I applied two coats.

Andrew Steinbach
Jamie, First off, beautiful design-Thank you for sharing! Could provide some insight to specifics, *Please confirm rough cut used 1/8" straight cut bit (black collar) *Estimated time for rough cut? *Estimated time for finish pass (w/ ball nose red collar bit)? Excited to make this project!
Andrew Steinbach
Jawad Saadi
many thanks for sharing. I never tried to import gcode, where do I set the 0,0,0, position to the wood, and what size of bits I should use?
Jawad Saadi
Andrew Steinbach
Jawad, I just finished my first board - experimented with pine (0.72" thk). Program cut air for one pass. Used 1/8" upcut bit for rough and tabs and 1/8" round nose for the smoothing run. Tab program didn't cut fully thru, less than 1/16 flashing to break out and sand - but saved waste board!
Andrew Steinbach
Riley Keith
What size bit did you use for the straight bit
Riley Keith
Jacob VanDyke
Andrew, what were your times for the rough cut and the finish pass? Thanks!
Jacob VanDyke