Easter Bunny Bowl project made with Inventables X Carve CNC.
This project is nice and simple for those wanting to start using there X-Carve 3D Carver straight away after building it. You can also use the below link to open the plans directly in Easel.com and press carve and you are on your way.
I wanted a quick an easy little CNC project that my daughter could leave out for the Easter Bunny to fill up with chocolate.
You can apply the same technique to any design like a Batman logo or something of your own design.
You can view the project and plans on Easel.com by clicking this link
Secure a piece of wood / MDF 200mm x 200mm (8″ x 8″) to the X-Carve and open the project in Easel.com with the link at the start of this project.
You can also change out the Rabbit photo for something else like a Batman Logo or any other design you like, just select the Rabbit and press delete then import the SVG file of the image you like and move the oval shape to the centre of the new image.
Follow the steps in Easel.com to begin carving the project, it will give you 3 pieces that are quick to assemble.
After the X-Carve has finished carving the shapes out use a sharp knife to cut the tabs holding the pieces in the wood.
You can then use a file or piece of sandpaper to smooth any of the tabs that are left on the work piece.
Use a wood glue to glue the 3 pieces together to make a bowl shape, i use Titebond but any wood glue will be fine.
Apply pressure with a clamp of a weight on the piece.
Its also important to use a damp cloth cloth to remove any glue squeeze out as this will make you life easier later.
Last step is to apply a couple of coats of paint to the entire project, using a primer can also be helpful to give you an even coverage for the final coats of paint.
Or if you have chosen to use a nice wood for the project you can finish it with Danish oil or spray varnish.
I painted the eye’s and ears black to help them stand out.