First time posting. Your intro states “silly” questions don’t exist. Hoping this is true!
I have two problems:
- the sled moves around without much cutting, and
- the image on the wood is distorted (tilted about 30° to the right and squished top-to-bottom).
This is what I have and what I’ve done so far.
-I have the M2
-I built everything using “Maker Made M2-Assembly-Guide-v1_8”
-computer: HP Zbook laptop, i7 core, 16GB, Win 10 Pro 64-bit
-Using Easel free account
-Using CNCjs 1.9.22
-I set my router bit “home” (0,0,0) to the bottom left corner
***I moved the nails that hold the chains toward the motors 2 inches as the sled wouldn’t reach the corners of the plywood (it ran out of slack chain, and the sprocket would have pulled the nail out). Is this in error?
-I set up Easel according to Easel for Maslow Basics: From SVG to GCode except for setting Machine > Advanced Settings > Spindle Control to “Automatic” (this M2 has Z-axis control)
-I downloaded a .SVG file (shape of a house) and generated gcode (with “Automatic” Spindle Control)
-I imported the gcode into CNCjs
-I began the cut.
- The sled wanders around the wood (3/8" birch ply) and only cuts certain parts of the design.
Eventually, the sled worked its way to the bottom, and the bricks sat on the floor, chains slack, until moving upward again. I interrupted the cut.
- The design on the wood is far from what it should be. Only parts of it are cut, leaving blank most of the wood.
Hoping for some insight. I know this is a “do it yourself” project, but doing it myself isn’t workout well so far.
Thank you for any comments.