Hello All, I’m new to the group and hope I’m inthe right place to ask this. I finally got a chance to build my new 1000 X Carve and the build went very well. My issue is that when I start to carve it starts from the point I homed the spindle. I think I uploaded a photo of what the first cut looks like but there shouldn’t be any cut there. I can see the red line in the simulation and the blue is where the cut should be, but she starts from home point.
OK, so in the “Carve” tab, you set your material thickness, confirm it’s clamped down, then set the xyz coordinates. If using a probe, the bit will move back up above the material and ask to remove the probe before continuing. If manually, once xy and z are in place, you click Confirm Home. The next screen you click “Raise bit” Does that raise your bit approx 1/4" above your work surface? If not, something is wrong in the previous steps.
@JohnCastrovillari Can you get a video of the process from power on to just before you click carve?
Is it possible your Z is crashing / losing steps when it raises? It will “think” it’s higher than it is so it will move too far down.
Do this as a test. Run the Carve again, but manually set the XYZ positions. That is, put the center of the bit right on the end of the wood for XY, and lower the tip to just touch the wood on Z. Then click Confirm Home position. click the small X at the top to exit this screen, open the Machine Inspector, and the XYZ should be 0,0,0 if your bit is still on the corners and touching the material.
I won’t be back online until late tomorrow; hope this helps.