Nice bevel or radius on surface of Chinese characters

 From:  Joe (JPITZ31)
Hello All,

I have scanned some Chinese characters and I am in the process of attempting to create a radius on the surface of the characters.

On the simple section of the character a rail revolve works. But in the more complex section of the character with directions going in different directions I am running into problems.

The goal is the get rid all but a small section of the flat surface of the character and having a nice bevel around the edges of the character. The bevel does not have to be uniform as then the character will look too perfect. My goal is to send the .stl file to my CAM program and do some wood carvings of the characters.

Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful.

Here is a .jpg file to give you an idea.


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