Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

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Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

Postby bcurrey » Sun May 12, 2019 9:54 pm


I’m attempting my first inlay. My router is a hybrid of the Ox on Openbulds. I’ve had it setup for a couple months now and everything has worked fine until this cut.

I’m doing the inlay in Aspire using the method that outlines the image using a V bit.

The endmill cuts fine but the V bit isn’t lined up correctly. I’ve tried it several different times and started from scratch a couple times thinking my file was messed up for some reason. Any ideas on what I should look at to correct this? Thanks!
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Re: Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

Postby TReischl » Sun May 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Post your actual Aspire file.

That picture does not tell us much. Could be you shifted the material, moved the image when programming, all sorts of things.

Also, how does the toolpath preview look? If it looks correct then you are having an issue of some sort on your machine.
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Re: Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

Postby Charlie_l » Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 am

I have never used the inlay toolpath because I like the v carve method. However, you graphic reminds me of the times I forget to flip over the male inlay.
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Re: Inlay issue - V path isn’t in correct spot

Postby martin54 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:05 pm

As Ted has said hard to tell anything from your picture, it is quite possible as Charlie has said you have not mirrored the inlay :lol: :lol:
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