I wanted to try my hand at a heart shaped jewelry box so I followed John Clark’s direction, got some nice walnut ready and started making chips. All went great – until – it didn’t. The top and bottom lips and pockets worked great. The profile cutout – didn’t. For some reason the cut ramp just went straight instead of following the curve and as you can see, it did it on every cut depth and as you can see the preview certainly doesn’t show this.
I’m using VCarve Pro 10.5 with the Shapeoko (mm) post processor since this was just a single 1/4" bit. My preview image shows nice smooth sides with no straight lines but the reality was very different as you can see in the attached. I don’t know if this is a bug in 10.5 or if something else happened, but I’m attaching pics and the gcode file so hopefully someone with gcode smarts (certainly not me) can explain what went wrong.Heart Box 11 inch .25 em.gcode.zip (380.4 KB)
Any insight would be greatly appreciated