Issue with dovetail bit on Morgan Hop’s Wasteboard File

I purchased Morgan Hop’s CNC Dovetail Wasteboard COMPLETE System for MATCHFIT Hardware files from Etsy.

I ran the files on my Onefinity Journeyman 50 and everything went great up to step 10. In step 10, you are supposed to add the dovetail bit and probe Z only. I did exactly that but I’m getting the attached warning.

I’m so close to finishing and hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance!

The program is going to lower the bit further than it can physically move (-139.113mm where-132.999 mm is allowed) based on the current Z height, Since you can raise the workpiece, you can stick the bit out further (might need a bit with a longer shank) or you can move the spindle/router lower in the holder or if none of them work you could move the slider assembly to a lower set of mounting holes (likely need re-tramming the router if you do this).


I ran the same file and had the same issue, you have to move the Z axis to the lowest of the three available settings in order to run that file. Once the file was finished you can move it back to the previous height and keep going.


Thanks Josh. I ended up doing exactly that late last night and it worked. Glad to see your message this morning that confirms I did it correctly.

One thing I wish I had done though was make the oval starting spots longer so that I could use my MicroJig Dovetail Clamps. I’ve had them for awhile and would love to be able to use them to hold down workpieces. I suppose I could alter the one toolpath to make the slots run right to the edge of the spoilboard (like in the attached image).

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Thanks so much for the suggestions. I ended up having to move the Z slider assembly down to the lowest holes. That did the trick!

You’re welcome, I just saw this reply!
I have since removed the wasteboard and went back to double sided tape, I didn’t find the dovetail horseshoe clamps did a good job holding the workpieces down. Maybe those clamps would work better, but yeah you’d probably need a more elongated oval entry point for them. Cool idea!

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