but the actual cut comes out with a flat space on the tops of the spirals
Rcnewcomb wrote:but the actual cut comes out with a flat space on the tops of the spirals
Can you post a photo of the actual results?
Did you measure the Bit itself to confirm the dimensions? The photo of the carve appears there is a mis-match between the Profile and the actual bit dimensions. Long-shot guess, on my part.
Reading your posts, it seems you’ve tried everything else (cut deeper, reduce vector spacing).
sometimes dxf shapes are not always as they seem
TReischl wrote:Another thought. . .
Do you set the spacing (2 inches) as measured along the axis?
The reason I ask that is that it looks to me like the spiral tool paths are too far apart.
In the gadget are you setting the spacing using:
Not really sure which one should be used? Just on my first cup of coffee this morning.
And I hear you about turning the diameter on a lathe to be much faster.
mtylerfl wrote:Hi Steve,
Try one more experiment, if you’re up for it, that is.
Start with a turned blank of 2” diameter (instead of 3”). Then run the barley twist with your Magnate bit.
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