what went wrong

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CLASICOAK
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what went wrong

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set this job up, viewed my toolpaths , started the job did the rough cut , changed the bit started the model cut. checked the progress occasionally was going ok. the last time I checked was at the end of model cut just before profile it looked good came back and had this . what could have caused this. the profile cut is off center and there is a cut running down the middle of the job -Jeff [attachment=1]sailboat1.jpg [attachment=1] sailboat1.jpg
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Re: what went wrong

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First thing that comes to mind is your mill slipped from the collet from either a wore out collet or it not fitting tight. and/or it had a bind somewhere and you lost some steps. I once used a 1/8" collet with a 3mm mill and had that problem.

Gary

CLASICOAK
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Re: what went wrong

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later on I am going to run it and use the pink foam and see what happens -Jeff

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Re: what went wrong

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Looks like lost steps to me.

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Re: what went wrong

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Maybe check your Rapid Moves Gap (Z1)?
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