Hi, thanks in advance for any help. I have been at this for about a year now, and the one issue I keep having is with an inconsistent depth of the z axis across the cut.
My current project calls for me to score the surface with as minimal a depth as possible. The cut will start perfect, but then will either become too deep, or too shallow as it crosses the cut area, which is about 20 inches by 20 inches.
Things I have done to try to correct.
I have rebuilt my sled twice, concentrating on how it is balanced. Still, I feel like this might be my biggest problem. I am afraid the sled is as good as it is going to get under my hand, so if this is the problem, suggestions for compensating would be appreciated.
I have insured that my frame is level, and at the correct angle.
I have insured that my workpiece is not warped.
I notice that the sled does not stay completely flat as it travels. It tends to pull away at the top the higher it goes. It is very slight. Maybe 1/16 inch. But it is enough to throw off the cut. If, that is the problem.
I notice that the router has a significant amount of play along the z axis. This troubles me, but I am not sure it is a problem for the cut, as it tends to find the same spot when I home the device.
Ok, that’s it. Any help is appreciated.
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