The big CNC is starting to work pretty nicely. There’s some backlash issues, and it’s not going to make a perfect jigsaw anytime soon, but good enough for a lot of stuff.
Cutting the parts carefully. This is a long and noisy process. Basically you’re putting a chunk of wood in there and removing everything that’s not the part you’ve designed:
Test fitting the parts together. Gluing was done with a jig to hold everything flat and screwed in place:
Voila! A completed part for Nick’s Sand Table:
The wood is Merbau, a nice hardwood which is cheap and pretty easy to work with.
Some specs and info on our wiki here, for people that want to know how to use it: