This probably reveals the depths of my ignorance (once again), but I am attempting to cut wooden clock gears from printed images. The method I’m using is cumbersome and I’m wondering whether there is a simpler technique.
I’m scanning the gear outline in JPEG format, using Photoshop to erase all extraneous print and other stuff, leaving just the outline, then saving as PNG. I then use an online converter to change PNG to SVG, which I import into Carbide create and scale to the size required. This is a bit tedious and has the disadvantage that the SVG file contains two sets of lines marking the outer and inner boundaries of the original printed lines. Depending on which I delete, my gears are either a tad too big or too small. Any suggestions as to a better way to proceed (if there is one) would be received with gratitude and admiration!