Hello again :o)
Sometimes you think you have figured something out and then it goes and does something else which leaves you baffled...
I had a few options on what I could have done today and I finally decided to carry on playing with the CNC mill, after all its still new and exciting for me plus the more I use it, the more confident I am getting with it. Todays fun with a CC milling machine was to try and generate some roof trusses for a GW engine shed I posted about a few posts ago. Maurice has been brilliant and sent me a laser cut shed he made but sadly it lacks any interior. As I need the interior (more than the exterior) I needed to get something together, so I made a start on the roof trusses.
These were modelled up in Inventor and the G Code was generated. I have decided to make them out of 0.5mm thick plasticard as it means I can glue them easily to each other and the wooden laser cut kit. Its also a bit easier to machine (or so I thought)..
OK, so I gave up on the trusses for today and tried to machine some more gears but once again it ended in the cutter breaking.
Maybe its the cheap Chinese cutters I am using? Maybe its the cheap plastic I got off eBay? Maybe its the ambient temp or something equally weird? Its time to have a rethink...