I am pretty new to the Shapeoko, and am trying to figure out V-Carving. I am using a 60 degree bit and getting weird results. I attached a photo for reference but I do not seem to be getting straight lines when the Vector is straight. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Things I have tried are:
-adjusting the height of the cut
-adjusting the diameter of the bit in the tool settings
-adjusting the angle degree of the bit in tool settings
I am wondering if there is just something I am unaware of. I appreciate any response!
I don’t think it’s deflection because I have tried running the path again several times and the cut remains the same.
As for adjusting the zero, I mean raising the Z-axis and lower on many different tests, to make sure that I had the correct Z-Axis… I tried both higher and lower. Lower made the problem worse, higher did not seem to effect too much, with maybe slight improvement.
I will have to double-check the wheels for the router to make sure they are tight. I will also check the preview to see how it looks, but I think it looked fine there.
Wow, well WillAdams, you gave me a great thing to check, as the preview matches the cut it is making. Can anyone explain to me why this would happen? I simply created two squares, one 1 inch and one 1.5 inch, and had the v-carve cut the line between out. Could this be because my bit is only 1/4 inch in diameter? I appreciate any further insight on this!