Please check the settings for:
- $100, $101, $102
- DIP switch settings on the Carbide Motion board
Then create a file w/ two drill points, a known distance apart and run them. Measure from edge-to-edge.
Then cut a pair of slots and measure their width, comparing to the endmill’s measured diameter.
Then do the math to calculate an adjusted number of steps per : http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ting_Steps
Then cut a profile or shape using the adjusted numbers
Well, I believe I understand all that you've said and tried to mill the slots you mentioned however, I've had more software issues.
For reasons I cannot explain, Carbide Motion is doing crazy things BESIDES the issue of populating random axis with strange numbers when I attempt to zero everything.
I have been able to get around that by hitting "L", clearing everything and then the 'disable' button. Then I get all zeros but when I attempt to run the job (still the coaster) the cutter doesn't quite get to the work and I get an "air cut".
I was able to cut the slots by increasing their depth such that the second pass did, in fact, cut the work.
BTW, run-out is about .004" which is pretty good for a HF trim router, I suppose.
So now I have the "scale" I need to get the sizes correct but this software issue is making me crazy!!!!
I have uninstalled and re installed to no avail. I have tried the Grbl Controller but it, too has issues (can't jog, says it's missing velocity parameters).
Tried a different computer (Windows 7 instead of 8.1) but Carbide won't run there for some reason and Grbl is still an issue on that machine.
Guess I'll go over to the software forum and see what I can find there.
Thanks for your patience and all your help Will.