Automating tedious steps seems to be a great reason to use Scriptographer. I find that preparing files for a laser-cut spray stencil to be a bit tedious and am wondering if there is a way to use a script.
Is is possible to write a script to find one or two of the shortest distances of the outside border of a compound path to the inside border (or shortest point to point), then create a thick line, expand it, and then subtract it from the shape area?
In the image example, I show my steps for doing this by hand with type, choosing visually pleasing areas to cut over thinnest areas.
Hopefully someone can get inspired here. I can't really code.