My first real project is going to be building some drawers under my enclosure to put all the new bits, clamps, and everything else for my Shapeoko.
I’m trying to do the Quarter-Quarter-Quarter drawer system.
I figured out how to do the alignment by making a box .25 (inches) in width, aligning that to my stock edge, then making a second box at .25 width for my cut path and aligning that to the inner edge of my first box. That gives me a box for a cut path exactly .25 in from the stock edge, and the width of the cut that I want.
I’d like to just cut this with the #201, .25 bit because it would do it in one pass. But If I try to set that up in Carbide Create as a Pocket or Inside cut job, it says “Empty Toolpath.”
I’m sure this is because it’s looking to create a looped cutting path in an area that is the exact same width of the bit, and that makes the math fail.
It works if I change the bit type to #102 .125 bit, but then it says it’s going to take 23 minutes just to cut out the insert holes for one drawer side.
Is there a way to tell Carbide Create to come in .25 inches from a given edge, and then just cut a .25 inch line?
Here’s a screen shot of what I’m trying to do:
It’s basically cut the grooves for the quarter system, cut a similar insert for a 1/4 inch bottom panel, and then cut out the drawer side.