The Big Buck Bank project features a v-carve method to create an engraved appearance of the front and back of an enlarged dollar bill. I got the inspiration to try this technique from a discussion on the Vectric Forum. The procedure used was to create thin component models in Aspire of the front and back of a dollar bill image, import STL versions of each component model into separate instances of VCarve Pro 8, then create a finish toolpath with a large stepover setting to yield a line engraving effect. Sealing the material, then applying a dark paint or stain and wiping it off accentuates the carve details.
The coin access panel is a decorative v-carved inlaid part sized appropriately using the convenient Inlay Toolpath feature with automatic compensation for the tool radius in VCarve Pro (and Aspire). The access panel is secured with two round head brass machine screws and T-nuts hidden inside the coin compartment.
The dimensions of the Big Buck Bank are about:
10.5″ W x 4″ D x 5″ T
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 8.0 or VCarve Pro 8.0 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – September 2015
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC