3D CNC Leaf Carving
I tied one of my machine shop tools into my wood working interests. I had my Taig Micro CNC Mill doing wood carving. That is thanks to a software company called Vectric. The program I am using here is the Vectric Cut3D. When you visit their web site you will see they have a less expensive program called Vectric Cut 2D. I have since purchased their master program called Aspire that ties some of their stand alone software into one offering.
I have run the Photo V-Carve quite a bit. Both these programs give your CNC machine quite a work out as well as producing wonderful output. There is a a really nice item that can be produced with Photo V-Carve or Aspire called a Lithophane that I will show in another article.
The wood is Poplar which is not known for its grain or beautiful color. It just happened to be some in my shop. Also the leaf is not big enough for much practical use. The original design was for it to be a candy dish. The nice thing about 3D drawings in Vectric is they can be scaled to any size desired.
So I can imagine what this would be like produced in a more exotic wood and in a larger size.