I made a lovely set of coasters as a gift and they came out great except for the fact that they arent round. All I did was make a circle in easel so they should be round however they are all more like ovals. I wanted to investigate further so I milled a straight line on the x and y to see if they make a perfect 90 when they meet and sure enough they didnt. I will add pictures and a video soon but I wanted to get this up as soon as possible.
I have the big xcarve
I did do the strengthening mods
I have the arduino with the gshield
any ideas would be helpful because Im not really sure what could cause this…
I think I have found the issue and it seems to be stemming from my gantry. I will replace it and see if that solves the problem. Thanks for the videos I had a few thing out of whack but nothing that bad, the circles are way WAY off.
For the benefit of others, I just ran into the non-round circle thing today myself. I noticed that a couple of 1/4" holes that were cut into my workpiece were… ovals. Subsequent testing showed that the problem was consistent as circles cut into a scrap piece of wood also came out looking like ovals. The problem was that I had recently adjusted the v-wheels for my x-axis and I had adjusted them too tight. They were so tight in fact that when I attempted to move the carriage by hand, it failed to move at all and instead, my X-Carve slid across the bench top. Hmmm. Until I made this adjustment, I could easily move the carriage by hand and so I knew this had to be the problem. Sure enough, I re-adjusted the v-wheels and everything was back to normal–circles were circular and squares were square. So, if your circles aren’t perfectly round, check to make sure that your v-wheels aren’t too tight.