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Cutting large things (VIDEO)

Posted by Eric Schimelpfenig 
Cutting large things (VIDEO)
February 26, 2014 12:47PM
Hey everyone, as you may have seen from other posts I've been working with the large material jig that will be available soon from Shopbot.

To make the jig work effectively, you need to setup your files properly. Right now I do this with VCarve using it's tiling feature. I worked up a little video on how it all works:

Watch it here

The script I was talking about near the end is here freely available for download and tweaking:


There is one bug right now that if there is a missing tile in your directory (Say you cut out something large that didn't require a particular tile to be cut) the script will fail when it expects a file to be there that isn't)

I am working on some ways to fix it. Right now the easiest work around is to just save a blank shopbot file for the missing tiles.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2014 05:18PM by Eric Schimelpfenig.
Re: Cutting large things (VIDEO)
February 26, 2014 05:00PM
Double check that "watch it here" link please..
Re: Cutting large things (VIDEO)
February 26, 2014 05:19PM
Nice catch! Thanks Mark, it's all fixed now!
Re: Cutting large things (VIDEO)
February 26, 2014 06:52PM
Very nicely done! Answers a lot of questions.
Now if I can just get my grubby hands on the jig. thumbs up
Re: Cutting large things (VIDEO)
February 27, 2014 10:47AM
I know Bill is working away on it, should be soon!
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