For some reason, when carving in the Y+ direction, my X-Carve cuts deeper than the other directions. The endmill makes a sort of chattering noise, and digs in. This only happens in that direction. It seems to get more pronounced with greater speed or DOC.
with a 1/4" endmill, at 50 IPM, and .08 DOC. It is really pronounced. At .04 DOC it is much less noticeable, but still there.
Ive checked everything for square, and as far as I can tell, the endmill rides square to the surface. I’ll have to check it again when I get out there tomorrow, but I couldn’t find anything loose or out of line.
I have a piece of wood on top of my waste board that I have milled flat and true to both the X and Y axes. That’s what I use as my base for mounting my work. That should be good, but I will have a look at it as well, thanks.
I hadn’t thought of the wheels on the end plates. I’ll have to look at that.
I am having the same issue.
What I notice is that the y axis rails are not at the same height from the waste board.
what I plan on doing is getting a block cut to a specific height and use it to tighten the y end plates t-slot fasteners so its at a specific height for each end. This way the x gantry will be level across. When assembling it I did not have a level surface for putting it together. So I will have to use the block as a measurement device.