Bender Bending puzzles

Can Bender make puzzles?

Oh yes it can. I noticed my 17 month old boy only wants to play with something engaging like puzzles, clips. Not wanting to start complex I drew this in a CAD software.

Next step is creating the machining instruction/toolpath. (How you want the CNC to cut/engrave each letter. This generates the Gcodes which will be fed to the Machine via a CAM software.

 

I decided to use 18mm white laminated chipboard for the base, and  7mm wood for the actual puzzles it self. Using the board eliminates the need for painting!!

 

Not bad I think it took the machine 1hour to do all butting and engraving.

Now I know Bender is capable of making precise fitting puzzles, how about inlays?.. may be next project….