Estlcam zero at fixed offset?

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    Gary Overgard
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    My aluminum stock is 50 thousandths oversize on all sides.  So I want to remove .05 from each side of my 3/8 aluminum stock.  In Estlcam I can set ‘zero’ to the exact corner, or I can offset it an unknown amount to take into account the amount I need to remove.  By removing this amount I can get a true square and account for the inaccuracies of how I position it  on the table initially.

    I am also confused about how I control the amount it cuts into the side initially.  Maybe this is all determined only by the z-axis DOC?

    Familiar with 3D printers, but not CNC, although I have done a fair amount of machining.

    #110149

    Gary Overgard
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    doh, It just occurred to me that I can account for that by stepping manually after finding the edge 🙁

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