I am trying to use Easel and X-Carve to cut out pieces of birch plywood to make a scale model of my house. Some of the windows are arched and I am trying to draw them freehand using the Easel drawing tool. Is there an easier way?
I’m thinking of doing an image trace of the blueprint window outline unless I can figure out an easier way.
Haldor, I tried doing what you suggest, but all I got when combining was a bigger object. How do you get rid of the unwanted sections of the circle? The arc I need goes from one edge of the workpiece to an adjacent edge of the workpiece. The circle that is required to get this arc is bigger than the workpiece so the unwanted portions are outside of the cut area.
You can cover half the drawing with a square and set it to 0 depth. Cut the first half then move the square to the other side and cover it. The biggest problem with this is getting them lined up correctly.
It’s a game board from this article in Wood Magazine.YachtRock Article.pdf (8.3 MB) I hope I’m not violating a copyright by uploading it.
I saw it, and since I just bought my first cnc (a 3018 from FoxAlien), it seemed like a perfect first project. I intend to make two identical pieces and then end-glue them together to make the full 22" board. I know that doing it the way the article described is not hard, just tedious. I already have the people and the brass rods. Thought it would be fun for the grandkids.