Hello Maslowvians, Maslowites, builders, and makers. I am a newbie trying to get my Maslow up and running, and need some help.
I’ve tried twice to cut the final sled, and both times the bit failed to lift and started cutting where it was not supposed to (sorry for the lack of technical terms, I’m a newbie). Here are pictures from both tries:
(Sorry, if those pictures are a little confusing. I tried to reposition the second run close to the first to save on plywood, but made it too close.)
For the first run I generated the g-code from Easel using the instructions in the video here: https://vimeo.com/253064466 It started cutting the brick holders first. The bolt holes did not go all the way through, the bit started cutting across the top of the piece, cut the outside profiles, then finally started moving to a new cutting position without lifting the bit, and then I stopped it.
For the second attempt, I used MakerCAM, and that started off well doing all the drill holes and countersinks, but then when it cut the profile for the center circle, it did not go all the way through, and when it started moving to a new position, it did not lift the bit all the way before moving to the new position. And, then I stopped it.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ground Control 1.20
Firmware Version 1.20
Easel and MakerCAM versions are the latest online
Some ideas I have for troubleshooting:
- Run the g-code without the router in the sled to see if I can use the Ground Control output to identify where the issue is.
- Get a known working .nc file from someone else to see if it’s the g-code, firmware, Ground Control, or…
Any help will be greatly appreciated.