The Minotaur
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The Minotaur

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Collect our finely detailed Minotaur. This pattern is recommended for Laser as that will enhance the fine detail of this pattern. However, you can use a CNC Router or any method you choose but you will need very small bits to get the detail or hand finish with small files.

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In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

"Minotaur" was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of "minotaur" as a common noun to refer to members of a generic race of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction.
 
After he ascended the throne of Crete, Minos competed with his brothers to rule. Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of support the Cretan Bull. He was to kill the bull to show honor to Poseidon, but decided to keep it instead because of its beauty. He thought Poseidon would not care if he kept the white bull and sacrificed one of his own. To punish Minos, Aphrodite made Pasiphaë, Minos' wife, fall deeply in love with the bull. Pasiphae had the archetypal craftsman Daedalus make a hollow wooden cow, and climbed inside it in order to mate with the white bull. The offspring was the monstrous Minotaur. Pasiphae nursed him in his infancy, but he grew and became ferocious, being the unnatural offspring of man and beast, he had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured man for sustenance. Minos, after getting advice from the oracle at Delphi, had Daedalus construct a gigantic labyrinth to hold the Minotaur. Its location was near Minos' palace in Knossos.
Nowhere has the essence of the myth been expressed more succinctly than in the Heroides attributed to Ovid, where Pasiphae's daughter complains of the curse of her unrequited love: "The bull's form disguised the god, Pasiphaë, my mother, a victim of the deluded bull, brought forth in travail her reproach and burden." Literalist and prurient readings that emphasize the machinery of actual copulation may, perhaps intentionally, obscure the mystic marriage of the god in bull form, a Minoan mythos alien to the Greeks.
The Minotaur is commonly represented in Classical art with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull. One of the figurations assumed by the river god Achelous in wooing Deianira is as a man with the head of a bull, according to Sophocles' Trachiniai.

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This Minotaur comes with multi-page color assembly guides using photographic quality rendering and assembly images.

This model comes in 1/4", 1/8" and 1/2" scales with 1/8" being the smallest.

It also comes in 3mm, 6mm and 12mm sizes for Routers or Lasers.

We have created the files as Laser Ready meaning they do not have any dogbone fillets in the slots and tabs

but you also get a set of files with all the dogbone fillets in them so they are ready to toolpath and cut on your CNC router.

That's many different file types scales and formats for this Minotaur!

All makeCNC Premium Products come in this format for the highest quality CNC projects on the market today!

 

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This Minotaur and its instruction guide, its design and assembly methods are all Copyright makeCNC. If you purchase this pattern and would like to reproduce it you may only reproduce up to 50 real products from the individual pattern. If you would like to reproduce more than 50 then you would need to purchase another Minotaur at $8.50 again. You could then produce another 50 real products. You would have to purchase a new pattern set for every 50 you would like to produce. Otherwise, if you wish to mass produce this product please contact us at makeCNC to negotiate a commercial license.

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