I’m working on making a base for an acrylic edge lit piece and when the pocket starts cutting, it’s leaving “strings” of cuttings that end up wrapping around the collet nut. My question is, is this normal or do I need to adjust my DoC, stepover, or feed rate? Or should I just pause every so often to clean it up and let it continue? Pic for reference:
Now the advice request. I am using scrap 2x4 for this base and cutting a 1in. pocket with a 1/4 in. #201 endmill as one toolpath. The second toolpath is a smaller pocket inside the larger pocket, but when I go to start the cut, spindle hits the top of the piece so the endmill can’t reach the bottom. Is there a workaround for this, or do I need to order a longer endmill?
Carbide Create Pro, build 528 file attached:
LED Base.c2d (11.5 KB)
Thanks for any help