I would like to share my largest project so far: a castle for my son’s Playmobil nights!
As I am new to CNC machining and product design this was a very challenging project
I love Easel and it gave me great results in a short time. But I wanted an offline workflow for my shop. So I looked at different CAD / CAM and GRBL tools. For me Estlcam offers a very simple but powerful CAM module and the Estlcam Controller works fine with the X-Carve, although you need to flash your Arduino. But this is not as bad as it sounds. You can import G-Code from Easel with an appropriate template. And Estlcam can handel SVG, DXF and STL files.
The design part was done with Fusion 360. For me it was a hard way to learn Fusion 360. And Im still learing! This Tutorial from Patrick Rainsberry was a big help: CNC Router with Fusion 360, Bookshelf Tutorial
However there is no dogbone function out of the box. But Estlcam has a clever dogbone functionality.
So I designed the castle in Fusion 360 in 3D. Then I created scetches from my parts and exported them as DXF Files. In Estlcam I added dogbones and created all the paths. Then I used Estlcam controller to mill all the parts.
For the castle I used 9mm plywood.
Best regards from Germany,