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Okay, I made a few dents in foam on the weekend, but does that really count? No! It’s time to cut some wood.

The big “innovation” today was actually reading a gcodetools tutorial so I could get the right gcode to come out without having to hand edit it. I think I’ve got the hang of it now, at least for 2D cutting. I still need to learn how to do area removal and control cutting depth.

I also spent too many minutes cobbling together a material clamping arrangement using vise grips, clamps, random boards and nails. It’s time to figure out a proper clamping scheme, and maybe have the machine cut holes in its own base board for inserting the clamps. Pointers to your favorite scheme invited!