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Nooby question on machining dovetails with TurboCAD/CAM
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* November 08, 2010, 03:55:14 AM
I've recently purchased a Tormach PCNC1100 and I've been trying to figure out how to machine dovetails with the TurboCAM plug in.  It appears that I can only use the path mill function for this cutter.  Would a typical approach be to do a path mill for each pass?  Seems like a pretty tedious approach to me, but I've only been doing this for a week.  Any help is greatly appreciated.



November 10, 2010, 04:07:14 AM
Yes, on the path mill properties you will give a finish depth & a depth per pass. Sya you are moving 1 inch & you choose .25 per pass, it will make 4 passes to complete the 1 inch finish depth.

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