This is the machine I used to build, ‘Toy Crane’; they’re phenomenal machines. I cut circles and everything else on it. It was the first time I ever used one; in fact ever saw one. That veneer is hard to work without machines made for maching it that have small advance scoring saws; it tears right off of the core. It’s best to score it with a utility knife and use masking tape to prevent tear out.
The patterns were covered with a perimeter of elastomer and an ejector created a partial vacuum with compressed air. I also used boxes with the pattern on the top and unmachined stock underneath and the stylus or pin would run against the pattern cutting the material in the box on the underside.
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