Hello everyone, trying to get answers here because I’m running out of ideas!
I’m attempting to slit a guitar fretboard. I’ve generated an appropriate tool path, and in simulation all runs well.
The orders of my processes is as follows:
- cutting the nut a lot with a 1/8 flat endmill
- radius the fretboard with a 1/4 ball endmill
- cut radiused fret slots
I’m on step 3. I used a project toolpath and a .023” endmill. When I attempted to run the job in CM, the machine follows the toolpath just fine. Only, it is hovering just above the piece and never actually cuts into it. Even when I adjust the axial offset in F360, it doesn’t touch it. I tested the actual reach of the endmill and it is able to go far enough down on the Z axis, more than deep enough for what I require. I set up all the jobs so that the Z-zero is the stock top
Any ideas on how to fix this?