- March 18, 2018 at 10:39 am #55551
So this is absolutely a n00b question, and I did google it first, but to no avail. I’m guessing it’s too basic of a question… like how do I turn on the computer? I’m hoping I’m just 100% overlooking which setting to use.
So I am still extremely new to my mpcnc, but I wanted to make my wife an easter sign. I went on google and found a nice looking but very simple “Happy Easter” image, turned it into a simple SVG.
I loaded it into estlcam and selected carve, and set it for the inside paths. Everything worked nicely, but I don’t know how I specify how deep for it to carve. It seemed to carve maybe 1mm deep, but I’m really just not sure how that’s set. I’m using a 1/8″ milling bit and it did a nice looking carve, but like I said, I just don’t know where I’m able to say, carve it 1mm deep or 5mm deep for example. Like I said, I definitely get that this is a n00b question, and it’s driving me crazy that I haven’t been able to find it on my own already, so hopefully someone can help me figure this out!!March 18, 2018 at 11:00 am #55552March 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm #55575
I don’t see that option for carving. Is there another way to set it? Am I using an older version? I appreciate the help!March 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm #55577
Oh, a carves width is set by the angle of your bit and the width of the “pocket”. Wider lines equal deeper carves.March 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm #55578
Sorry some people use “carve” when they mean cut or mill.
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