Sloped end of a groove

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Sloped end of a groove

Postby DGF » Thu May 09, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows how to do a groove with a sloped end at both ends from nothing to the depth of the groove?

Its for machining some biscuit slots - if anyone can help?

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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby mtylerfl » Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Have you tried the Fluting toolpath?

Draw a line the appropriate length, select it, choose Fluting Toolpath and assign your bit and slope options.
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby Adrian » Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

Which software do you have? If it's VCarve or Aspire then the fluting toolpath is the way to go.

With Cut2D there aren't any 2.5d toolpaths like fluting and v-carving so you'll need to get creative. One way is to create a series of straight lines on top of each other with each one being shorter than the previous one. You can then create a profile toolpath for each one with sequential start depths and the same cut depths to produce a sloped slot.
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby DGF » Thu May 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks
I thought Cut 2D may not do it - probably worth me upgrading to Vcarve at some point - what other benefits of V carve are there? We are mainly doing flat panels at present
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby Adrian » Thu May 09, 2019 6:28 pm

DGF wrote:Thanks
I thought Cut 2D may not do it - probably worth me upgrading to Vcarve at some point - what other benefits of V carve are there? We are mainly doing flat panels at present

Major difference is the 2.5d toolpaths (v-carve,fluting,prism,moulding and textures) plus VCarve can machine 3D relief models as well.
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby Leo » Thu May 09, 2019 8:14 pm

Are you cutting into the top or are you cutting into the side with a key cutter?
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby DGF » Thu May 09, 2019 9:54 pm

Hi, cutting into the faces
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Re: Sloped end of a groove

Postby TReischl » Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 am

:::sigh::::

Some of these things are really simple if a person knows a bit of gcode programming.

Set a G18/19 for an XZ or YZ plane. Determine how high above the work piece surface the center of the arc needs to be and just program the thing with a few arcs increasing in size. Simple as that.

A person can waste hours/days fiddling around trying to make a piece of software do something it was never intended to do.

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