Totem Pole

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I am looking for a CAD or 3d Studio Max drawing of 8 totem pole sections.

These sections are going to be cut on a CNC laithe out of wood logs. There are going to be 2 top sections and 6 interchangeable mid sections.

The top sections are going to be some kind of bird that have cutouts for insert able wings. One of the birds is to have a flat beak and the other one a large beak that is machined separately. The wings are going to be cut from about 3/4" thick wood. There will be two sets of wings (4 total) two large and two small. The large wings will be about 12" X 36" and the small wings will be about 8" x 20".

All sections to be 36" to 60" long using 9" to 16" diameter logs. The base of the top sections and the top and base of all of the mid sections need to be similar diameter so that they can be stacked on top of one another.

There is a significant artistic component to this project. There are some models available online to get a start with but they will need to be modified and added to. Keep in mind that all of the pieces need to have a similar theme. All of the pieces should be a stylized depiction of a north american animal ie. moose, bear, beaver, squirrel, turtle, eagle, owl etc. A mosquito would be great too.
Machinability, detail, common theme,
Don't Wants:
I do not want all of the sections to be too similar
Ask for Sample:
Good but not required.
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#5 Please check by sohaga
Jan 9, 2021 18:46
#4 Please check by sohaga
Jan 9, 2021 17:21
#3 In progress by sohaga
Jan 9, 2021 13:30
#2 3d design by sohaga
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Jan 6, 2021 17:25
#1 Totem pole by sohaga
Jan 6, 2021 4:04


Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:14:15 +0000
Is some manual carving permitted, otherwise I don't see how you can produce anything than simple rotationally-symmetric parts using a 3-axis CNC lathe?
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 13:56:25 +0000
The diameter of the tree trunk to be processed? What should be the height of the structure?
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:36:24 +0000
Make the contest prepaid. You will get more entries.



Tue, 05 Jan 2021 03:07:09 +0000
The maximum length is 96" and the maximum diameter of the log is 16"
Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:52:21 +0000
Is it safe to assume that you would have a maximum side for both the diameter of the log and the length?
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 13:28:29 +0000
Specification of machine ability can be good information for .
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 13:17:26 +0000
For 3 axis CNC model must be special.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 12:42:40 +0000
What file to be needed at the end to be exported ? Prepaid target can be good reason for ( too big job)
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 08:02:07 +0000
could you make the contest prepaid and blind because then more people would submit a entry.



Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:59:46 +0000
It is 3 axis. No I can not do under cuts.


Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:53:04 +0000
How many axes your lathe has ? Is it possible to do undercuts ?

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