CNC Dovetails

I’ve been hacking on a heightmap to Gcode generator, and thought for fun I’d try to put it through the paces of cutting out pieces for a dovetail jointed box. The SVG is generated via DOM manipulation in JavaScript, and the Gcode generator is in C# (Mono) just as a refresher, since I haven’t used .NET in a while.

Heightmap generated with SVG:
Heightmap for dovetail jointed box sides

Converted to Gcode, and rendered in CAMotics:
dovetailboxsides_sim2

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Unfortunately my GRBL controller seems to not be responding properly. It somewhat works in Carbide Motion, but can’t run the program for these, and responds with gibberish on connect instead of the usual Grbl version information as prompt. I think a reflash might be in order.

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