- November 19, 2017 at 7:52 am #48056
I’m making a sign and in my design its a wider design and it leaves these horrible ugly ridges. What shoul I do?
Attachments:November 19, 2017 at 9:10 am #48063
It looks like you are using a ball end mill (has a radius on the tip). You need to either use a very small finishing stepover to reduce the height of the ridges, or use a cutter with a flat end (normal flat end mill). For this application, a flat end mill is probably the right tool for the job.November 19, 2017 at 9:11 am #48064
Can you take some screenshots of your estlcam settings and paths, or upload your .e10 file or gcode. Looks like a few things need to get tweaked.November 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm #48087
Yup in about 30 minutesNovember 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm #48091November 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm #48095
I’m using a v bitNovember 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm #48100
Using a V bit means you’ll have to make very small cuts to get anything close to a flat surface within those letters. A flat bit will be much better. V bits are best for carving, where there are lots and lots of small movements giving curved surfaces.November 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm #48144
This is it… is there a way to use the v bit and do something in easlcsm to do this. cleanly.
Attachments:November 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm #48150
Yes, look at my carve tutorial and it shows how to adjust the step over to get a flat bottom. Its in the how-to page.November 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm #48152
Where’s thatNovember 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm #48153
Sorry it was my YouTube, settings shown at the end of the video.November 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm #48154
ok so the wider maximum carve width?November 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm #48209
Give it a try, do a single test letter and see what settings work best for your bit and material.
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