Finally over the holidays I have had some time to play with the handibot.
I have made spacer blocks and designed and made some legs for a space heater that had lost one of it's own.
Learned a lot over the last few days:
* Grain maters, a lot, especially for old salvaged wood, design accordingly and use plywood if you need strength in more than one direction.
* Pockets are handled way different than other cuts in V carve. Pockets have to use the tool setup for depth of cut settings.
*Start slow and shallow with cuts, if you find you'r making sawdust you can always up the speed and depth but start fast and deep and things get ugly! Lucky to have not broken a bit.
*V carve works great interactively, you can lay down a line and cut it immediately, too shallow? bump it up by 20 thousands and try again. Just fill the output direct to machine check block.
* Unless doing it for the learning, make wise decisions about the right tool for the job, i.e. a saw works better for long straight cuts and a router in a table is better for a simple 45d bevel on a board.
I'm sure there is more as every board made into firewood is a lesson.