Because of its technical nature a desktop-cnc-machine is an adequate tool for creating trivets with filigree cut-outs or carvings. You can't make this kind of workpieces on any other tool that simple and fast. If you veneer or stain the surface you get wonderful variety on the same designs.
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MaterialPlywood AudienceAdults ComplexitySimple PurposeHousehold
This somehow spooky design was made with StippleGen. I did not use a V-bit, but a very fine down-cutting bit. I did stain and oil the surface for a better contrast before carving it.
It takes considerably more effort to create a real 3d transformation. Besides the higher usage of material, this slot-in geometry has to be glued. The rigidity is pretty impressive – even on a 6.5 mm Baltic birch plywood: no problem on carrying a large pot.