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if you need a finished height of 1.85 start with tool at the gauge height of 200 zero dro do the first finish at .075 deep flip the block and do another finish at depth of .075 more WA-LA tool is 1.85 above the vice bottom ( part height) it doesn't matter what the block started at.

if you use the gauge block your not doing the math from an arbitrary height and don't need to do a cleaning pass although the first depth from the 2" tool height might be a light pass depending on the original thickness of the stock.
the real issue is the wizard is in depth of cut rather than finished size. finished size would be great!! :)

I'm not an expert by any means but it seems to me if you set your Z to zero with the gauge block you would know exactly how high the tool was above the vice bottom instead of off the rough cut stock.then you could set the depth of cuts from there and end up with the exact part size without measuring.
just a thought. these other guys will tell you the right way to do it but i am just fumbling thru as a hobby.

where are you zeroing your Z axis?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Text engraving wizard save
« on: March 11, 2006, 08:02:58 PM »
think I found the solution my self -- in config/state set IJ mode to absolute. seems to work

General Mach Discussion / Text engraving wizard save
« on: March 11, 2006, 07:19:34 PM »
Can any one help,
when I use the text engrave wizard it works fine in the current session but if I save the g-code with a file name and restart Mach 3 at a later time and reload the code it displays some of the text with large circles or swirls and tries to cut that path. this happens with Helvetica font ( which is one of the only single line fonts in it ) or any font that has smooth curves.
is it possible that something  is not being saved with the code that is set when the wizard is first run?


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