Greetings all, first time poster here! Also very new to CNC machining so bare with me.
(Now I know new members can only add one photo to posts haha)
I’ve been making some test cuts which particular emphasis on pocket operations and have been having a couple of issues.
1. The bit seems to completely miss some spots during a pocket operation.
Target Depth: 1/4in Feed: 30in/min Plunge: 30in/min Depth Per Pass: 0.125in RPM: 14,000 Bit: 1/4in compression bit
I can obviously sand those spots down but was curious what could be causing it? I’m using a 1/4in compression bit which, from what I understand, is not ideal but I’m not sure how that would account for this issue. The Z-axis appears to be operating as expected in any other situation so I don’t believe that to be the problem.
- Aside from the bit not hitting some spots (as you can also see at the bottom of the following image), it appears as if the bottom of the “L” was either cut off or, more likely, chipped off somehow.
Target Depth: 1/4in Feed: 30in/min Plunge: 30in/min Depth Per Pass: 0.125in RPM: 13,000 Bit: 1/4in compression bit
Here’s an easel sketch of what I hope to create for my friends newborn.
Any ideas on what would cause of either of these and/or advice for solutions? Could it be a case of wrong type and/or size bit for the job? Does my machine need to be re-calibrated? Error in the Z-axis? Workshop on an ancient haunted burial ground? I wish I knew.
Specs for my setup: Maslow default frame / Ridgid R22002 / Ring system / Z-axis w/ mod posted by @geeklimit / Bricks replaced w/ 5lb weights / Firmware 1.27 on a Windows 10 machine / G-code created in Easel.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from some of you smart folks out there in Maslow Land.