I’ve been working on a plug-in to support the Shaper Origin handheld CNC router from within Rhino 7. Shaper Origin reads specifically formatted SVG files to do the cutting.
Because naming things is hard, and fun, the ShaperSVG command is in my TunaHalf plug-in. TunaHalf may someday include more tools for Two-and-a-half-D fabrication.
- Install Rhino 7 (a non-expired eval will work)
- Click rhino://package/search?name=tunahalf
- Rhino will start, open the PackageManager, and show you the TunaHalf plug-in.
- Select TunaHalf, then click Install
- Restart Rhino
- Model a part that you want to cut.
- Run the ShaperSVG command in Rhino
- Select the top surface of the part you want to cut. The top surface will be the un-cut surface of your workpiece.
- (Optional) Select curves to engrave. Use curves to path trace for engraving.
- Enter the SVG filename.
- Upload the SVG file to https://hub.shapertools.com/, then download to your router.
ShaperSVG export detects holes, pockets, part outlines, and engraving curves. Pocket depths are added as non-cutting annotation geometry in the SVG file, and as attributes in the XML, in case Shaper Origin supports them in the future.
- Gnocchi/Cavatelli Pasta Texture Plate
Engrave these curves into a piece of wood, then make tasty, fun-shaped pasta (pasta recipe not included).
plate3.svg.zip (9.0 KB)
- 2003 Subaru Forester Camshaft Tool
camshaft removal tools.zip (133.3 KB) was useful in Dec 2021 when replacing the cylinder head gaskets on my son’s car. Why buy specialty tools from Subaru when you can cut them out of a 2x4? 3DM file and SVG files included in the zip archive.
Please post in the gallery and use the tag #ShaperSVG
Please tell me about it. Reply in this thread, or create a new one. Please attach your 3DM file, the SVG file, and a description of what didn’t work. I won’t be able to debug much from screen shots.