Some Questions

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Some Questions

Postby RobH063 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:20 pm

I have a couple of questions I can't find answers to. First, when using Lead ins and outs, is there a way to speed the procedure up? Those parts of a carve are so slow that it has doubled my carve time from the original carve without using them and is also burning my work material. Secondly, can you lengthen where the lead out is from where the lead in is so there isn't a ridge left behind? This becomes an issue with sanding, particularly when it's in a small pocket. The photo is showing the ridge on a profile cut of a curved handle.
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Re: Some Questions

Postby Adrian » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:55 pm

Are you ramping on the lead as well? If so it will be slow because a ramp has Z moves in it so the movement will be at the plunge rate not the feed rate.
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Re: Some Questions

Postby RobH063 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:17 pm

I am. That explains why it's so slow and burning is happening. Any idea on what to do about the ridge that the leads leave behind? I went from vertical tool marks left behind so leads were added and now have a ridge that replaces the vertical tool marks.
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Re: Some Questions

Postby ger21 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:54 pm

Specify an overcut distance for the leads.

For ramping, I ramp in at 80%-100% of cutting speed.
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Re: Some Questions

Postby RobH063 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Thank you ger21. I'll give that a try and see what happens.
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