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Offline GeoffreyGRoy

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Re: Curved surface script
« Reply #150 on: December 16, 2020, 04:04:51 am »
Dear tsikows

What you see in the image are the cutting paths - not the finished surface.  If fact the lines show the paths of the bottom centre of the 0.25" tool.  Near the stock surface the tool needs to move vertically downwards until the outer edge reaches the stock surface, then it follows a path, not exactly circular, as the edge of the tool follows the required surface profile.  You can see the effect of this by making the tool diameter quite small - as it approaches  zero the path will get closer to the finished surface.

Hope this helps,

Geoff

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Re: Curved surface script
« Reply #151 on: December 16, 2020, 07:40:16 am »
You could also use the "Side Profile" method.

I've attached a simple cb file showing the idea.
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