Had a slight mishap sometime during the 20 minutes I quit watching the machine,

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(Jack Daugherty) #1

Had a slight mishap sometime during the 20 minutes I quit watching the machine, out of the 5 hours of carving. It chewed up the bottom a little, but I figured I would just run it again with a couple of tweaks (Lighter passes) to the g-code. I just used the same piece of wood. I like the results. Wish I would have started it with a new piece of wood! Red Oak with a coat of polyurethane.

(Darrell Hoath) #2

Very nice I would love to do that type of cnc operation I use fusion 360 but not sure how to set up to do this kind of work and there is very little information about it

(Jack Daugherty) #3

@Darrell_Hoath I have 0 experience with fusion 360. I use Vectric Cut3D, but I’m sure even the free software is plenty capable of doing the same thing. You can buy the STL files from eBay or other online sites and import them into your software to create the gcode. I wish I could be of more help.

(Darrell Hoath) #4

@Jack_Daugherty I will check out Cut3d it looks like it’s worth it thank you

(Michael Forte) #5

Nice work! Is there a way in the software to remove the horizontal banding? Maybe there’s a setting to do a pass in the vertical direction?

(Jack Daugherty) #6

@Michael_Forte I’m not sure if you are looking at the grain of the wood, or are referring to something else when you say horizontal banding. I did cut the finish pass vertically. The software does give the option to cut along the X or Y axis, or a 45° angle.

(Michael Forte) #7

@Jack_Daugherty I see horizontal lines in the pic. Upon closer inspection that does look like the wood grain so I take by my comment. :slight_smile: