I must be thick

I am in toolpaths. The material is 0.230 inches MDF and is carpet taped to another piece of 0.23 MDF used as a waste board. I set the contour to 0.230 with a bottom of 0.250. It runs three passes for a total depth of 0.127 inches. My goal is to go through the material.

Should the material thickness be 0.230x2=0.460" Is the zero calculated from the Shapeoko XXL waste board top?

This depends on where one sets it in your CAM program.

Usually difficulties such as you describe are caused by insufficient Z-axis belt tension or wrongly set zero — please post a full set of:

  • CAM source file
  • generated G-Code
  • compleat description of how you clamp the stock and set zero relative to it

See http://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/tutorial-homing/


I finally figured it out.
Nothing like being obstinate and doing almost endless diagnostics.

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