A nifty work-around for HeeksCNC Kurve offset error

HeeksCNC can be finicky about profiles.  Often I’ve found that a sketch which should be easily profiled won’t generate any gcode at all.  When I look in the console, I find an error like this   File “/usr/lib/heekscnc/kurve_funcs.py”, line 247, in profile     raise Exception, “couldn’t offset kurve ” + str(offset_curve) Exception: couldn’t offset…

Cutting the cube.

I designed a nested cube in HeeksCAD and thought it would be cool to try casting it.  First step is to cut a foam version of it. Since my router is only a 3 axis machine, I can only do the pocketing operations on one side at a time. With the pocket operations, it looks…

Am I too proud…?

Designing the thing you want to make takes a lot time, thought, and expertise earned by trial and error.  Designing a way to actually make the thing is the same.  I’m amazed at how much effort and creativity I have to put into holding strategies.  So when it comes right down to it, am I…