So i’m super new and am sure to have missed something relevant, so feel free to link me.
I’m cutting 1.5 in baby blocks on all 6 sides. It’s a bit of a monster of a project because of all the silly math involved.
and have done these blocks on a ULS before. Of course I had math mathematical alignment ( a true 0,0) and a laser pointer to line up my template.
What i’ve done so far:
Created an ai file where everything is layered perfectly on top of each other and more guides than I can handle.
One of those layers is a template of the outline of the block (1.6in) with some arrows near the middle that I could use to visually line up my template with the GFUI. I cut that in PG Draftboard.
I’ve removed the Crumb Tray, added draft board under my template (because reflections), and filled it with blocks. I did fancy maths and this makes my material height .445. Which my cuts looked fine so far, just not the alignment.
So with my fancy alignment arrows, well they are a completely different size when they are 2+ in below the camera. Even trying to align directly under the distance skew is awful. Fortunately this is a 2D problem so I (mistakenly) assumed that if the tails of the 4 arrows are aligned i’m golden. Nope.
I tried cutting the blocks with aligning the arrows, and fumbled with GF reading my templates proofgrade label and recalibrating and such, until i finally was satisfied that I had aligned the arrows, had the correct height and went to cut. My horizontal skew was off by about 1/4 in. Vertical was within 1/16in from what I could tell so I was pretty happy with vertical, but obviously couldn’t let it keep cutting horizontal so off.
I was encouraged by the template 12x20 (linked above), but I’m pretty sure that won’t line up without the crumb tray. I’m pretty close here and was hoping maybe someone could help me with some tips to get to the finish line.