Thanks for the input. Ran through some checks and here’s what I’m seeing:
cable connections are in firm
Tool path simulation runs correctly
origin looks correct (on the top of the part, which is also the top of stock)
Stock size set as same as part thickness
The cut looks to be set up correctly (bottom of part, correct contour)
Now it’s not driving the cutter deep into the waste board. It’s actually running the steps backwards. It goes to the start of the cut, drops slightly into the wood (from the clearance and retract height?), then it hovers above the surface at the depth of cut and follows the tool path. then it steps UP instead of down and repeats the tool path.
Simulation in Fusion looks great. I’m thinking that it is either something wrong with the post or an incorrect setting in Makerverse.