splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

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Austinkaj
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splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

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I have a barn door which requires it to be in two section to get it up to the third floor where it will be installed. Each door is approximately 36 inches wide. My CNC's capacity is 1 sheet 49x97 inches. How do I get a tool path for each half of the project.

When I mull them together onsite they will have to line up perfectly.
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Re: splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

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Look at Tiling Toolpaths
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Re: splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

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What size are the individual pieces?
I'm not quite clear what you are asking, but it appears the finished door size is within the capacity of your machine. Personally, I would fasten the two halves together with pocket screws and machine it as one piece, then take it apart for moving and then put it back together. I would use brass screws just in case they are hit with the bit.
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Re: splitting the project in half to fit my CNC

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From you crv file, it looks like the entire door is 36" x 79", well within the size that your CNC can handle.. I would mount two pieces of the door material to the spoil board butted up against each other. They don't need to be attached to each other, as long as they cannot move on the spoil board. Then simply carve your design as if the material was one piece. Remove them from the spoil board and carry them upstairs.

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