Cutting Size larger than Easel Gcode
Hello, I’m very new to using a CNC Milling machine. I do what I thought was a simple cutting procedure. I mill the centers out of Silver Dollars. I created a tool path the size of the coin 38.1mm , this was to be used to create a pocket Jig to hold the coin for the milling procedure, more on that later. The path cuts fine, but ends up being 40mm+ when the milling is finished.
I’m using a 1/8” end mill supplied with the machine. While I could second guess and reduce the size of the path, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.
The actual size of the Jig is 50mm square, the cut for the center of the coin is 25.54mm. The other question is when I home the mill, do I do it from the edge of the jig or the edge where the coin will actually reside?
I’m sorry if this is a simple issue, but being new I just want to get this one procedure down pat. This is a wonderful machine, the cuts I have made attempting to make the jig are just wonderful. I was amazed at the finish of the wood after milling, it’s almost like a 600 grit finish on it with virtually no clean up.
Thank you for your valuable time.
MJJ Magic Mfg.
Is this a good question?