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…

Arrow of Light – Getting Started

O.K.  It’s time to get this project rolling.  I’ve already finished the design, now it’s time to turn it into some plaques.   I’m going to be making nine plaques and each plaque is going to have numerous operations including Pocketing the holes Profiling the curved edges Engraving the names and other information Drilling the…