Trying to resurface spoilboard

in 1 pass. Drew and easy zig zap in Create just with 2 rows to see how it would behave in an “air pass”. Selected .030" dept per/pass and .030" max depth. Starts and enter just as I drew, completes both rows, goes back to original start position and re-cuts the file again. Is there a max/min setting I can enter or another command I’ve overlooked to compete the tool path in 1 pass?


ps. I’m drawing this as a zig zag and selecting a Contour no offset, not a Pocket feature.

You need to have the depth per pass equal to or greater than, the depth of cut.

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You did not say what kind of machine you have. I have an SO3 with a supplemental spoilboard. I created a document that talks about optimizing a supplemental spoilboard and how to surface that spoilboard. Here is my document. If you have the hybrid table much of it still applies.

spoilboard_considerations.pdf (1.3 MB)

I use a Whiteside 6210 1" carbide fly bit to surface. My DOC is 0.01". I make a single pass with pencil marks all over my spoilboard. If there are any pencil marks left I rezero in that spot and run the job again. I want to take off as little of my spoilboard as possible but still get it flat. If you have cut very deeply into your spoilboard you may just have to live with it and not flatten all the way to make all marks disappear.

Here is my custom tool database for the Whiteside 6210 bit and a clone that is identical.

number vendor model URL name type diameter cornerradius flutelength shaftdiameter angle numflutes stickout coating metric notes machine material plungerate feedrate rpm depth cutpower finishallowance 3dstepover 3dfeedrate 3drpm
601 whiteside 6210 601 Fly Cutter 6201 end 1 0 0.25 0 2 3 0.25 0 10 80 16000 0.01 1 35 80 16000
602 Sugelary X002JUT7TF 602 Fly Cutter end 1 0 0.25 0 2 3 0.25 0 10 100 16000 0.01 1 35 100 16000

If you are using the McFly that is likely already programmed in the factory tool database.

To modify a custom tool already created:

  1. Open CC
  2. Go to About Menu
  3. Click on the Open Data Directory
  4. Navigate to the Carbide Create Directory
  5. Navigate to the Tools Directory
  6. If you have already created a custom tool you can click on that custom database and it should open in a spreadsheet. You can edit and then save as a .csv file. Do not let the spreadsheet save in its native format because CC cannot read that only a .csv file.

You can create a custom tool but there is much more you can add by using the above procedure.

I set my Max Depth to 0.0001" so it outputs 0.000". If you reopen / edit the toolpath you have to type it in again, as CC rounds it off to 0, and will give you an error.

Then I check my surface in several places, and set Z to 0.005" at the lowest spot. Now I know my table is at Z0, and when I set zero on a workpiece the readout tells me exactly how thick it is. 3/4" stock is rarely exactly 0.750".


Tnx Tod1d and tnx for all the responces.