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Thread: Steps in V carve file

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    Steps in V carve file

    How can I avoid the steps in this file. I am using the Engraving toolpath, no depth set, 90 deg .5" bit with a .05 pass depth.
    If I leave the pass depth set to zero it will not create the toolpath. What am I doing wrong?

    Rosette.jpg

    rosette.cdr

    Not sure if the file is attached?

    Robert
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    Does the V-Carve preview show the steps? I have had similar results using MDF, it might be the material crumbling as the vbit steps down.
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    It looks to me like you need a bigger bit so you can carve the whole side with the bit at once. .050 is an extremely shallow pass depth. Why?

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    Why not set you pass depth just deeper than then the total depth you want to cut so it cuts it in one pass?
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    you could do a clean up pass at just a touch deeper and full depth cut

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    I have cut deep v-carves into maple and cherry that would not have cut very well with a single pass, even with a 1-1/2 inch diameter bit. I can't tell for sure from a photo with no scale but it looks like the whole thing could have easily been cut in one pass. I am not sure what software the OP is using. He talks about using an engraving toolpath but the photo sure looks like a V-Carve toolpath if you are talking Vectric software.

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