DevilDJ: super cool design.
I’ve used Blender primarily for woodworking cnc pattern creation.
Blender, excuse my language, has been frigging awesome at creating and exporting stl objects for cnc pattern creation for cnc woodworking carving patterns. It will depend on your cnc software but blender is amazing at creating models that can be exported into stl format. I have used the bas-relief node as well to create depth maps for patterns but export to stl format objects is the optimal way to export 3d blender objects for cnc patterns.
The following projects used patterns created in blender.
The first image is a dragon clawed Chippendale style footstool. The feet are hand carved but the acanthus leaf carving is all blender.
The next carving is a nerd Horde World of Warcraft pattern created for my son for a wood carved drawing book. The entirety of the book is created in wood. The hinges are all wood. I used 100% cotton paper so that it could be used in any location without the paper being affected by weather.
The last is a steampunk inspired cabinet used as a dry bar cabinet. All the carved patterns were created in blender. The cabinet is black walnut and hard maple with a steampunk motif. The top is slate with purple heart lumber as an accent. The hinges are black walnut wood dragon hands with oak dowel pins created in blender.
I have a small format cnc machine so have been a little limited on size of patterns but not on projects.