Hi everyone, i’m slowly getting to grips with flipping parts on my Shapeoko for accurate 2 sided cutting. My process is;
Work is cut off a centre “zero”
I know where the zero location is on my base board and have two alignment dowels referenced to this zero
The same alignment dowel holes are cut in my work piece.
Position the work piece onto the alignment dowels. Cut one side, flip, cut the other side.
One unexpected issue i have run into (i think) is that i don’t have a method to check that when i move the machine to my “known” zero location, that is actually on the zero that my alignment dowels are referenced to. I’m going to cut a 1/4" hole at the zero location and position the bit in this to check my zero before each series of cuts.
What i’m ultimately trying to achieve though is repeating this process on four individual locations, in a single cut. ie 4 work pieces being cut at once, flipping, then accurately cutting the flip side for all four work pieces in the next cut.
Does anyone have experience with this? Any tips on how to achieve it?
I have my baseboard set up with 4 “stations” (photo below) - the alignment dowel holes are not cut yet in this pic.