I just cut a quick test piece to show my in-laws my new toy, er, tool, and am 95% happy with it.
It’s my wife’s name carved into a scrap piece of hardwood flooring and stained (thin stain crept along the grain under the original finish, dammit), but the spacing between the “D” and “elaney” somehow got expanded between the design and cut phase.
I blame myself because I only glanced at the cut screen to make sure there were no errors, so this could have been caught by me. However, what possible reason would there be for this to be different? I did these things to the words during the design:
- Created word
- Expanded long and tall as needed to fit, not diagonally (to scale)
- Moved word to position inside ribbon
- Rotated to fit inside ribbon outline
I also noticed that it completely cut the “D”, and then cut the “elaney” as a separate single piece. Makes sense since they are all connected, but maybe that information will be helpful to someone.
The project is at http://easel.inventables.com/projects/HvYa_3VsSgGhoIjFAAoArQ if anyone wants to look at the code. It was created completely in Easel, no other programs were used.
For V2 I am going to make sure I look at the cut screen, and if I see something like this I will likely just create the “D” and “elaney” as separate items and move them individually until they look better on the cut screen. But it sure seems like something I shouldn’t have to do.