And you have to resort to old school tactics.
The mpcnc itself is actually fine. I forgot I burned up the bit the last time I used it. I started my cut and saw it was burning. I hit the emergency stop, which kills the controller and the raspberry pi running cnc.js. The pi hasn’t booted since. I have a deadline for this project, so dropped to a more manual process.
I did use the laser to draw the shapes.