Hello, All! Question about flattening strategies given the QCW MDF edges are outside the reach of the machine.
I’m new to CNC’s and have just assembled my woodworker with the makita router onto the QCW secure-from-below frame with 3/4” MDF…securely mounted-from-below.
I have installed the Amana tool RC-2265 1.5” diameter surfacing bit that I had intended to use to flatten the QCW MDF but I’m not sure what my next step should be because the QCW MDF strips are outside the reach of the bit.
Do I simply flatten the area that can be reached and leave a lip/step on the edge of the QCW MDF strips?
Should I always plan on putting another sacrificial wasteboard on top of the QCW wasteboard that matches the reachable dimensions of the machine and just flatten that one?
I suppose another option would be to adjust the recommended QCW MDF strip width/lengths to be within the available cutting reach of my fly cutter.
In typing this question it seems like “it depends” is the likely answer. Haha.