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    Looking for some help on a contoured African mahogany panels that the architect wants to look like stylized waves. The panels are 5/8" thick. Panels will be glued over a 3/4 marine ply panel in the door. See elevation and rendering below it to see what he wants.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    I have a picture of the effect he wants and a drawing but it is too big to post.

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    Have you check the Vectric site they have tutorials on how to make textured panels

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    Obviously wave objects have many variables, like size, resolution, wavelength, amplitude, plain or circular etc...

    I have a tool to generate a variety of waves as .stl file (alternatively direct gcode) like these:
    Wave1.jpg
    Wave2.jpg
    DSC02077.JPG

    Even weird ones that don't exist in nature:
    Wave3.jpg

    Let me know if that would help you. You can mail me at "info AT tailmaker.net", maybe with an image of what is needed.

    GB
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    Gert is always a tremendous help...I'd take him up on help!
    BUT, you might also like to at least be aware of Paul Rowntree's "Standing Wave " program also?
    Have NOT used it myself, but Do use his "Topo" fairly often.
    http://paulrowntree.weebly.com/standingwave.html
    scott

    Make sure and post pics when you can please
    Scott Plaisted
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    Here is the picture and drawing.



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    The rendering panel is a lot thicker proportionately in appearance then 5/8".
    Done in 5/8 much of the dramatic effect will be lost. Another issue you may run into is warping of the panel as it cuts from stress relief in the grain.
    I would mount it to the substrate and backscrew the heck out of the 3/4" to cut any kind of a laid up African Mahogany panel.
    The wave pattern in the rendering is fairly easy in Aspire with some vectors and an extruded cross section. It wiould take a long time to cut as well.
    The wave pattern shown in the elevation is more realistic to execute and can also be done easily with the vectors, a big cove bit, and simply cutting between the vectors with it.
    Again, due to the shallow depth of the board, the vectors need to be fairly close. End result will be much more ripples than waves.
    Doing waves from vectors that way, instead of using a 3D strategy, cuts a whole lot faster.

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    Agree that the 5/8" thick panel is a bit thin for the contours shown in the rendering but the door thickness mandates 5/8" panels. The panels will be epoxied onto the substrate and pressed for curing when completed. Substrate is 3/4 marine ply, balance of door is Sapele which is a bit more stable than African mahogany. We did a sample part panel on some scrap Upvc signboard done with vectors as you suggested - not what the architect wanted unfortunately. Length of time to cut will not be a problem - the cut file is...

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    EDP,
    Here is a panel I designed several years ago and I still sell it today. Don’t know if it’s what your looking for, but the depth of cut is less than 1/4”.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Sorry, I have no idea why the first pic uploads upside down??

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    Looks like it may work. I sent it to the architect for his input. Many thanks

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