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Thread: Dynamic In-Motion Depth Control

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    Default Dynamic In-Motion Depth Control

    Hello
    Is there anyway to jog the cutter up or down during a cut? I know you can change the speed of the cutter with the Shift <> keys. Is there something similar for cut depth?

    I am doing so fairly intricate engraving on some gun stocks and the material (or my bed) is not perfectly level and I need to keep Nudging the cutter up or down. If there was a way to do this dynamically it would be great.

    Thanks!
    Ben

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    Default layout

    Could you divide the cutting file into sections so you could run each section at a different depth as needed ?
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
    ShopBot... Where even the scraps and things you mess up and throw away are cool....

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    spring loaded engraving is what you need. shopbot has one I have had ths one for many years. http://www.2linc.com/engraving.htm

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    If you hit the space bar you can adjust the X Y or Z position

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    If you hit the space bar you can adjust the X Y or Z position
    adjusting the z would never make it even. I bought the spring loaded tool when I had to do these aluminum boxes and they were all slightly different hights. took care of the problem easily. .

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    Default Thank you!

    I bought one this Friday and it works great. Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by knight_toolworks View Post
    spring loaded engraving is what you need. shopbot has one I have had ths one for many years. http://www.2linc.com/engraving.htm

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    no problem I never use mine anymore but it paid for its self.

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