Knocked these out on Thursday. I teach kids to code at a local “The Coder School” and one of my students told me how he loved Link’s Hylian shield, so I made a couple out of 1/2" Baltic Birch. Another friend said he would love to make the MPCNC and said the first thing he would make is a good sized Punisher, so to push him forward a bit, I made him one out of 1/2" Baltic Birch as well. I’m in the middle of making a Minecraft Redstone lamp right now… more to come after I finish it.
First cut of the Hylian shield
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Second cut of the punisher
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I will say, that I’ve worked hard to get better at tool changes and it’s starting to show. I use Mark’s (aka. Some Old Coding Guy) process (thanks Mark!) to create two separate files. The key has been the second tool’s home. I always keep home off the piece and use an awl to mark home for both cuts (or more). I can then drop the bit into the hole and know I’m home. This doesn’t work well for large bits, but for 1/16", 1/8" or any v-groove it works great.
So simple to get a jpg off the net, bring it into Inkscape, clean it up, save the SVG, load into ESTLCAM and cut it on the MPCNC. Sweet…