Hi, I just did a work piece now thats my carving preview was shoing the stars of the flag very nicely, like flat top, then when its was done hadnt flat top.
I mean like the stars was more like spear tip… so I must pass throught in the planer to remove at least 1/16" to have flat top.
“I set V bit 90 degrees 1.25” width, because I was using that for the flags stripes. But on preview using the 60 degrees 0.25" width was the same, so i decided to use the big one to dont waste time.
I would expect to see that result if the z zero was too low, so the area where z zero was set is lower in retation to the spindle plane than the actual area of the carve.
This could be a result of a non- parallel work surface or a z zeroing method that is flawed, like using a z probe with the wrong thickness setting.
- verifying the probe (if you’re using one).
- Verify the z movement is properly calibrated (move the z and measure how much it moves vs how much it was told to move, the more distance tested, the easier it is to measure the variance)
- Surface the workpiece
Or as a substitute to #3 you can try this shimming method i sometimes use.
I’ll check it out, thank you, let you know
what is that machine, looks really powerfull, soon i’ll need better one than the xcarve
Its a workbee and It was cheaper than youd think… i actually bought it brand new for $1900 and 800 of that was for expedited air freight. And that included the 1.5kw spindle as well…
They have a better model now called the Ultimate Bee which is a similar design but uses linear rails and ball screws for even better accuracy and rigidity. For abour $4-500 more