Just getting started with my new PRO XXL - I’m wondering if there are settings/functions to add decorative edge bits after a contour carve? E.g. If want to cut out a small table top and add an Ogee or Round over finish to the edge.
I recognize I can do this with a hand router (I don’t have a router table) but wanted to know if the Shapeoko can accomplish this task?
You can use the bits, as a final cut, but you have to “trick” Carbide Create. I would measure the bearing to determine the diameter of the cutter, and lie to Carbide Create as to the bit you are using. Needless to say, it will be up to you to verify that the bearing will be clear of any obstructions.
You can take the bearing off. At least all of my bearing bits I can.
If, for some reason the bearing bit moves too far into the material (the thing that the bearing is there to prevent on a freehand router), the force on these machine is enough to bend the shaft. And trust me, a tool with a bent shaft even spinning at a slow 8000 rpm is NOT fun!!! And Carbide 3D doesn’t make replacement underwear
I get what you mean by this, the simulation won’t look right. But CC can easily create the correct path for these bits. You just need to input the correct diameter & depth to achieve the correct toolpath.
So, a 1/4" corner round with a 1/4" shaft & 1/2" bearing with the bearing removed.
I like to set up my corner rounds with just a tiny bit of clearance on side & top to avoid the corners of the bit leaving a line on my stock. This is exagerrated, I use 0.002 - 0.004"