Need help cutting 60 degree angle on parameter

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Forum topic by Proflemoi posted 01-21-2016 11:33 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2016 11:33 PM

Hello All,

I am looking to cut 3 Equilateral Triangles at 7” per side. What I need to figure out is … how can I cut a 60 degree angle on the perimeter of the triangles? I have a 60 degree VBIT but it is not large enough to cut the bevel. I am running VCARVE Pro V8. Any help would be appreciated on how I could do this. I know I could cut the 60 degree angle on my table saw but I am hoping there is a way to do this on my CNC.

Thanks :)


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#1 posted 01-21-2016 11:48 PM

You could do it in multiple passes with your V bit.
Depending on how long your bit is, you offset your vectors the appropriate amount, and cut them at the appropriate depth.

You can use trig to calculate the offset/depth, but I find it easier to just draw it in a CAD program and measure.

Another option would be to import a 3D model, and do a 3D finish pass around the perimeter with a ballnose bit.

You can also use the ballnose to make multiple passes around hte perimeter, offsetting and stepping down with each pass, similar to the V Carve method I mentioned first.

Remember that CNC is just a tool, and it’s not always the best tool for the job.

-- Gerry,

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