So my main goal with the mpcnc is to make signs for the house eventually sell as well. I need to get to practicing first.
Something like this maybe…nothing too crazy yet minus the trees
I planned on using Inkscape to make everything and then import it into to ESTLCAM as a DXF. The built in font selection on inkscape I believe might reflect whats on your PC. So I would need to get more if you guys suggest something I dont have.
Im quite overwhelmed at the moment since I just finished my build with learning how to use it, tidy up wiring, figuring out feed rates, which cutters to use, what depth, what type of cut, which programs to use, ect.
I purchased a 1/8 45 deg v bit because I was told if you wanna do letters you should be using a v bit. Which brings me to my biggest confusion of the century of what to choose when going with Auto “Carve” in ESTLCAM? I think im really confused as to what does what.
“carve inside and outside”
“carve inside only”
“carve outside only”
Its tough for me to visual it so maybe I need to make 3 different cuts with each setting.
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The maximum carve width is confusing me as well…if I jack up the number the red lines will get thicker and some come into contact with each other. Is the goal to get that number as high as possible without lines running over each other so the cut looks legible?
The finishing tool…could this be the same 45 v bit but on the last past it takes off less so it leaves a smoother cut? I realize it would be faster with a tool change but im trying to keep it simple and less complicated for now.