We've been meeting with local blacksmith Butch and working on his CNC software and some of his driver boards. He's been showing us blacksmith basics and pointers.
Skill trading is a great way to get things done. Trading a skill you know for one you don't == completing projects and making new friends.
still trying to get BobCAD/CAM to work properly in full 3D. 2D is no problem, but it's fighting 3D arcs through z-axis like crazy... generating multiple toolpath passes is the main problem at the moment.
here's a pic of the prime object we're trying to make - custom blacksmith hammer. from that we can make iterations of like objects. any g-code masters are welcome to point me to helpful resources.
well we got the g-code worked out. the newly CNC'd hammer to be seen soon.