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    Hi Guys , attached is a drawing of what i want to cut a pocket for . This is for a backgammon board inlay , the pocket needs to have a pointed cut on the end . When i draw it the end cuts round , can anyone point me in the right direction . Bobcad v29 version

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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    It's not possible to cut a pocket with a point that is smaller than the cutter radius. About the closest you can come to a sharp point is with a laser, a sharp knife, or a really tiny cutter.

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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    The only way to avoid getting the cutter radius is to use the V Carve option which you should have with V29.

    This toolpath needs a V shaped tool for the finish and you will need to machine an angle (Chamfer) on the inlay piece to get a nice fit.

    Example file attached that may be of use to you

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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Dawson View Post
    It's not possible to cut a pocket with a point that is smaller than the cutter radius. About the closest you can come to a sharp point is with a laser, a sharp knife, or a really tiny cutter.
    V Carve will do it
    Here is an image of how the inlay would need to be machined, viewed from below
    Inlay pocket help-v-carve-inlay-example-jpg

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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    File will not unzip or open



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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    Opens fine here ??????



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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    Are you on Windows or Mac PC?

    If windows just click on the file and you should get a small dialog like this
    Inlay pocket help-open-zip-file-jpg
    Select the Open with option and you should be able to see the BobCAD file as below,
    Inlay pocket help-open-zip-file-2-jpg
    The file was created with V28 Pro so unless you are using a Demo version of V29 which won`t open a licensed version file you can either Copy and paste the BobCAD file and then open in your V29 or just click the Open option and it should automatically launch your V29.

    Hope that helps
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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    Quote Originally Posted by jrmach View Post
    Opens fine here ??????
    Hi James, yes, I don`t see any reason why it wouldn`t open, at a bit of a loss

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    Default Re: Inlay pocket help

    Got it , Thank you Ed



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