CNC Woodworking: Lotus Bowl Design


July 2022 update: I made this bowl in real life. Check out the result: Lotus Bowl CNC woodworking.

This is an animation rendering of a concept bowl that I designed from scratch. I’m hoping to try to make one once my shop is completed, but some of the edges may be a bit too delicate to machine. I designed it all in Blender, a free open source 3D program. The curves were made with a Bezier path converted to a mesh, added some depth, and then I used geometry nodes to procedurally lay them out. I can easily tweak the number of pedals and their rough locations. The animation is rendered in Eevee, and the image below is in Cycles.

I call it the “Lotus Bowl”.

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[…] free 3D modeling program, and I originally posted some details on the design back in December 2021: Lotus Bowl Design. I modified the design a bit since then, and made it a little taller. The real life bowl turned out […]

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