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Todd's Catch Tray using offcuts

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Needed to use some offcuts up
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Very nice!
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scotttarnor wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:50 am
Very nice!
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Pretty nice for cutoffs, I might say.
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WOW!!!! I do like that a lot!!!! Well done. Thanks for sharing and really nice-looking piece!
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Todd Bailey wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:08 am
WOW!!!! I do like that a lot!!!! Well done. Thanks for sharing and really nice-looking piece!
Thanks Todd.... you did all the hard work in the design.
Only issue I had was on the bottom side Sweep Profile was a step half way down, did not happen on the top side. I am using a 1/8 TBN using a 8% stepover.
Same thing happened on the second one I cut..... just means a lot more sanding.
Sorry photo is upside down ....bloody IPhones.
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Hey Aussie...

Hey, thanks for pointing that out. I'll take a look and see where that might be coming from.

Still... your finished part looks really nice!
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Very nice choice of "offcut" colours.

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Ron, your tray is beautiful - the wood colors are so satisfying!!
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VERY pleasing to the eye glueup and cut Ron!!
What species, and what was made of the main piece?
Really Liking it!! :)
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Thanks Scott
Center out:
Wenge
Red Gum
Walnut
Maple
Walnut

Here is the second one: unfinished
Canarywood
wenge
bubinga
pine
walnut
Oak
purpleheart
pine
padauk
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Todd Bailey wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:38 am
Hey Aussie...

Hey, thanks for pointing that out. I'll take a look and see where that might be coming from.

Still... your finished part looks really nice!
Thanks Todd

I did check your vectors and sweep profile...couldn't find anything that might be causing the problem ..... if I recall the top and bottom sweep toolpaths are the same.
If you find the problem I would appreciate if you could let me know as I have at least 2 more to make for the set...
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Hey Aussie...

I had a look at the file and racked my brain... and I think, keep in mind it has been a bit since I ran the tooling, it had something to do with the Clearance toolpath. I see in the toolpaths I choose to leave zero Machining Allowance and well that may have been a bad idea if I miss measured the tool. I recall noticing the lines showing up at the bottom of the "pockets" of the clearing pass.

I say that only because the 3D preview of the tooling looks perfect... so it would come down to tool size as a place to start.

If I was to recut this I might consider adding a bit of allowance (in case my measurement of the tool was wrong), and get my calipers out and measure my tool.

Not sure if you know but sometimes little errors like this do show up in the 3D preview if you have the "Preview Simulation Quality" turned up to Very High or Extremely High. That option can be found in the Toolpaths menu -
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Unfortunately with the file as provided the errors do not sow at all. Again this leads me to my 2 possible solutions.

Hope that helps... but please use best practice if you adjust your tooling.
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Todd Bailey wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:31 am
Hey Aussie...

I had a look at the file and racked my brain... and I think, keep in mind it has been a bit since I ran the tooling, it had something to do with the Clearance toolpath. I see in the toolpaths I choose to leave zero Machining Allowance and well that may have been a bad idea if I miss measured the tool. I recall noticing the lines showing up at the bottom of the "pockets" of the clearing pass.

I say that only because the 3D preview of the tooling looks perfect... so it would come down to tool size as a place to start.

If I was to recut this I might consider adding a bit of allowance (in case my measurement of the tool was wrong), and get my calipers out and measure my tool.

Not sure if you know but sometimes little errors like this do show up in the 3D preview if you have the "Preview Simulation Quality" turned up to Very High or Extremely High. That option can be found in the Toolpaths menu -

2021-06-15_13-22-28.jpg

Unfortunately with the file as provided the errors do not sow at all. Again this leads me to my 2 possible solutions.

Hope that helps... but please use best practice if you adjust your tooling.
Thanks Todd
Will just use my bobbin sander rather than playing with the tool paths
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Thanks Ron,
I would have been right on the first on...glad you posted the second one!
My guesses before first coffee fully consumed were Way off:)

Those are coming out beautiful!!
(first one is still my favorite:)

Thanks for posting these!
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