Good evening everyone! I’ve just started tinkering with our new machine and I’ve designed a couple of cigar ashtrays to be done out of various woods.
The initial program itself is flawless but I’m having a hard time figuring out the best way to program the cut in order to do the half circle notch where a cigar would rest on the edge of the ashtray. I’m using the base non 3D program at the moment.
I’m looking to get the notches 21mm wide x 10mm deep with a nice half circle profile. Is there a way to program this in the base carbide create v7? I would appreciate any insight or help, CAD is extremely new to me lol.
Our machine is the Shapeoko 5 pro machine with the VFD spindle kit if that matters.
Thank you all for taking the time to read and help out!
Awesome! I did a bit of digging last night and found some rough info on a round nose bit speed and feed rates so I entered it all and figured out how to create a tool path using a poly line finally lol. From my test rendering it looks correct, albeit square instead of the round cut shape which if I understand is irrelevant.
I’ve got a speed of 18k rpm and I modified the cut depth to 1mm per pass so I can take it easy when it comes to cutting cross grain and not blow chunks apart. I’m going to run a test tomorrow using MDF and see how it works out.