This is our second dish-shaped project and will give your weekend CNC project a true handcrafted look.  The 4 basic shapes found in our first installment have been given a scalloped look that simulates the look you often see in a hand carved piece.    

Seasoned users of Aspire have the ability to add their own simple dish shapes by modeling them but software like ArtCAM Express, Deskproto and others can't.   

This project will allow you to machine a model or model composition below the surface of a project and have a nice hand carved flat bottom dish for it to rest in.

Click the images below for a simple case study on how the round dish shape (Dish Shapes No.1 mini-project) and the daisy was used to create a bedroom sign. 

We put together this video to give you a few pointers on how to uses this  project.  It covers the basics using AspireArtCAM Express and ArtCAM.

 If you are using a different piece of software to layout your projects it still worth watching just so you can see how we think you might uses these models.  

Click here to watch!

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:
- A wonderfully modeled Fleur de Lis to be used as a great test model and a super addition to your model collection.
All dishes have a flat bottom to accept any model and can be easily v-carved.
- All dishes are scale-able.  

Go load up with some cupboard doors from your local cabinet shop and start your kitchen makeover.  Wow... won't your better-half be impressed?

We are in the process of launching a
new Design and Make shopping experience.  Please click the button below to view this project in our new Project Shop.

The Dish Shapes No.2 project contains the following models and project sheet.


To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.

Project Sheet

Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.

In case you wanted to know... 

USB drive boxes we use for marketing that we make here at CNCminiProjects.

These USB drive boxes use an oval dish shape from our Dish Shapes No.1 mini-project and either the boot from the Western Saloon or the Rose from the Broken Rose mini-project on their tops.

Share an image of a finished project that uses one of our models and get it posted here! WOW!!!! 

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This CNCminiProject was created to just make life easier!  It's true!