ElderlyGent wrote:......I can understand why some people reach a point of frustration and are tempted to abandon CNc and get involved in some other hobby,
Hoowever, I have always lived by the motto, Sheer determination., and this has served me well over the years,
Good motto to have. Operating a cnc machine is like most things in woodworking, one has to pay attention to all the details. There is no free lunch.
The folks who get frustrated usually do so because they think running a cnc machine should be a simple button push and Voila! instant gratification. Even us guys who have been doing this stuff for 40+ years goof up now and then. The difference between us and a new person is that we have screwed up so many times we usually know exactly what we did wrong.
There is a precise sequence of events that has to happen before a part gets cut correctly. I think of it like an airplane. Forget to put the flaps in takeoff position and the plane crashes on Interstate 90 shortly after "taking off". Forget to put the gear down and the next sound heard is the screaming of sheet metal on concrete.
I would be willing to wager that most mistakes occur towards the end of the day in the shop, just like most of the other accidents. In a rush, getting a bit tired. . .ooops.
BTW, that is a pretty neat design you have there!
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