Just wanted to share a project. I made this while hosting a garage sale. I went running when I heard the carbide hit the clamp, but it was fine. It doesn’t matter how long you have been machining, humans make mistakes. Anyway I attempted to use Carbide Create for the first time since about the inception hearing new texture and V carving was a thing. Here is an image of the texture carved.
And my poor clamp. Left a nice finish though… and no carbide was hurt in this creation.
s-h-i-e-l-d-.zip (654.0 KB)
So my question to everyone, is there some designated settings to achieve certain patterns? Like x min/max to achieve Y pattern.
Another item I ran into was using the default settings in Carbide Create for a .125" this thing was going to take forever. I bumped the feedrate up to 200% in bCNC and it ran fine. It still took a little over 3 hours and could have easily bumped the feedrate. Another thing I noticed was the unneeded amount of linking moves. So the cutter goes to retract height, then to cut, and back to full retract before next cut. Is there a reason the cutter can not just continue while still in the same pocket? The extra linking moves drastically increases machining time.
Anyway thought I would share.