In previous posts, I drew the basic 2D curved shape for the BARN Workbench vise chop using CAD software. Because I was still at the beginning stage of the project, I also designed and built a jig that holds the blank stock during machining on a CNC. Now that the basics are out of the way, it’s time for the fun part: Turning a simple 2D shape into a 3D vise chop.
Here’s the 2D shape we started with.
Now, let’s take that 2D shape and use it to create a 3D object. One way to do this is a process that’s almost universal amongst 3D CAD programs. We’ll use the extrude function to turn the 2D lines into a 3D form.