So, I made my first cut. I chopped the Charlie Brown from the marketplace. Very cool program by the way. Thanks and good work to the author. Anyway, I ran the straight cut bit for the whole shebang. Unfortunately, I broke the one that I originally had on the router during initial setup and calibration. The sled looked as if it was rocking from time to time, resulting in some gnarly looking cuts. I’ll attach photos for reference.
A couple of questions I have in terms of resolving it:
How do I slow the rate of the X/Y motors? I am assuming the rocking may be coming from the sled movement happening faster than the router can keep up with on this one.
What bits will work with the sled? Of course my router is on a 1/4" collet but I assume it needs the extra length to clear the sled and still penetrate the stock. Since mine broke, I will need to look for replacements. I know that the ones from MakerMade are available but I hate to buy great bits until I work out the kinks unless the bits ARE the problem.
The stock I used was a particle board type junk with a vinyl covering (mostly because it was $8 and I didn’t want to butcher a good sheet of A/C plywood during my learning period ). How much would that interfere?
As always, I appreciate this community and any advice you can give! Have a great day!