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Current version by: Badley Bratt ,

Title:

Milling test with photos, videos, G-code files - leveling issue?

Text:

Ok, maybe I was a little too ambitious for a first attempt!

Here is the picture I started from:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/Cardiff.jpg

Processed in PhotoVCarve, 40° v-bit, 1.5mm depth should give this:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/CardiffVCarved.jpg

This is what I got:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/IMG_3540c.jpg

Here is a short vid of BoXZY busy V-carving (30secs, 45MB):

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/IMG_3538.m4v

Here is the G-code file:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/Cardiff2.gcode

Several things come to mind. First the leveling issue, the workpiece height is set at the far end (X=150, Y=0) and, the cuts are as expected, but as we get closer to (X=0, Y=100) I don't even touch the surface anymore.

I'm concerned the workpiece platform lacks rigidity for this kind of work.

Another issue is that my lines aren't straight, there is definitely a wobble.

Category:

Getting StartedCNC Milling Troubleshooting
Getting StartedCNC Milling Troubleshooting

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Original post by: Eric Zucker ,

Title:

Milling test with photos, videos, G-code files - leveling issue?

Text:

Ok, maybe I was a little too ambitious for a first attempt!

Here is the picture I started from:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/Cardiff.jpg

Processed in PhotoVCarve, 40° v-bit, 1.5mm depth should give this:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/CardiffVCarved.jpg

This is what I got:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/IMG_3540c.jpg

Here is a short vid of BoXZY busy V-carving (30secs, 45MB):

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/IMG_3538.m4v

Here is the G-code file:

http://www.naturisland.com/BoXZY/Cardiff2.gcode

Several things come to mind. First the leveling issue, the workpiece height is set at the far end (X=150, Y=0) and, the cuts are as expected, but as we get closer to (X=0, Y=100) I don't even touch the surface anymore.

I'm concerned the workpiece platform lacks rigidity for this kind of work.

Another issue is that my lines aren't straight, there is definitely a wobble.

Category:

Getting Started Milling

Status:

open