highpockets wrote:Rubiconlwb wrote:
Z zero is the setting where I place the bit on top of the material? I thought I took great care to place it right on top of the material and I assured the wood was flat by running it though my thickness planer. In the screenshot you showed, I had already change the depth of cut to .5 instead of .375 in an attempt to get the holes to drill deep enough. I set the start depth at .0 which to me means the cut will begin at the material surface and go to a depth of .5", is that correct?
Here's a couple more thoughts..... It's possible that your drill bit slipped in the collect, make sure it well tightened. This may sound like a stupid question, but you do know you have to reset Z zero with each tool change?
Something else to think about, finishing the board? Your cribbage v groove border is a bit shallow, it wouldn't take much sanding to start to loose the v groove. Just a thought....
I checked the bit and it was in the collet solidly so I don't believe it moved. I did know that you need to re-zero before each toolpath and did that. As far as finishing the board and perhaps reducing the borders, the boards are finished before I do the machining. All that is required is a finish sanding and going over it with steel wool but thanks for pointing out something I might not have thought of.