Now THAT'S what I call a Tree of Life Phill!
BUT it's a lot less reason to hate squirrels than an acquaintance who's shop burned down because a squirrel chewing insulation off his 220V caused some fireworks, or my Dad having to have $2K worth of carpentry/sheetrock work done because a squirrel in the attic managed to find a path all the way to the basement and damaged 2 floors of sheetrock/insulation using the house as an Outhouse!
I can see your point though, as the critters barely leave me a mouthful of wild strawberries/raspberries/blueberrys every year
DID the missing "S" in the wormy Walnut Branch Stand yesterday.
Only mucked it up a Little:(
Brought the file up, LOCKED the font layer after getting the exact size and options,added an "S" layer with the same dimensions and with a reference line moved/nudged into position.
ZOOMED in and hovered over the corner of the exact last letter carved, moved machine to that position, and dropped the tip of the bit down to roughly position the branch.
Used a machinist square along the carved letters, and gently tightened hold downs.
Rechecked/nudged and then brought bit down by .01" fixed nudging,and then nudged .03" into the wood...rechecked and tightened all the way.
HARD from the wheelchair to look straight down at the machinist's square,especially with the dust foot:(
Lifted the bit flush with the piece,and it still looked good...so did an air cut .02 above surface....it looked a hair off, so Nudged both my X and Y Zero +.005", and then carved.
I THINK when pushed the bit into the wood it slid down the slope of the "A" a hair, OR tightening hold downs all the way?
To my eyeball it looks slightly off
First time I've had to try this with 2 live edges, and the reference against my Y fence cut off and hand sanded...Close..but had hoped it would be perfect
NEXT time...I'll get a mirror and a GOOD flashlight, and my lightest hammer to Nudge the piece better!
HOPING there won't BE a next time, but...........