So I’ve notices a pattern on my XCarve. It will always cut the left side of the board but cuts the right side very shallow. Sometimes it doesn’t even touch the board and I can put it at a deeper depth and it still won’t touch it. I have squared my router to the axis, tightened all the wheels and the board has been planed. On some of my previous carves it will carve everything perfectly except for a few letters.
If the surface board have been skim cut the only other two options that allow for inconsistent depth are:
- Uneven thickness of material to be carved
- Play on Z-axis or loosing position (lost steps)
I really hope Haldor, has helped you cause that sign does not read nice…hope all is well !!
I’ve noticed that if I put any amount of pressure on the router while it is carving, it becomes readable, but definitely a massive difference in depth
Mary did you figure out what the problem was because ours is doing the same thing. i think that it could be that my gantry is twisted and that is causing it to not carve on the right side.
To be honest, I never could figure it out and have just stopped using the machine out of frustration. I wish they had a team that could physically come out and service the Xcarve because I cannot for the life of me figure out what is wrong.
You could try to reach out the the community as someone may be close and willing help
Failing that, provide solid pictures of your Z-axis (pulleys/belt/screws…anything mechanical) might provide clues to where attention may be required.