Flutes in one direction

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SuperDaveOsbourn
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Flutes in one direction

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I have a project where I need a flute in plywood and each deeper pass goes the opposite way. Is there an easy way to have the pass only go in one direction to make the cut look better. Its kind of a climb/conventional cut kind of issue. The back stroke pass messes up the plywood's skin. I know I can just have a bunch of tool paths each doing one pass, but maybe there is an easier way?

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Martin Reid
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Flute on a Profile toolpath

Post by Martin Reid »

Dear Dave

You could use a profile toolpath machining on the line this will force the cut back to the start point for each pass. You can also node edit the start point direction to that required.

Sincerely and in good faith
Martin

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