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CamOnt
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I have added small drill holes near the patterns to be cut out, then do an initial gcode file generation of just the holes, once they are drilled, put small screws in (moving the router with gcode commands so I don’t lose registration), and then cut the pattern using the original file. I make sure the screws will clear (i.e lift 5mm between cuts). I leave full depth holding tabs on thin mdf – they can easily be cut with a knife.
The spider on my grapevine covered dome was done this way (attached)

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