Re-Starting a Carve after shutting down

Hi everyone, I was doing a multiple tool cut and had to go to work. I ended up shutting down the machine and now I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to reload my original xyz? I was scrap lumber so I got my zero off the center which I marked but have carved away the mark.

The only solution I can think of is to get a bunch of measurements and try to get a new mark on the X,Y and hope its close.

I think adding a “last home” option for future software updates would be a cool option if it isn’t already there.

Thanks community!

Maybe you mean a last xy0. Any homing is going to bring it back to the machine’s original starting point. If you knew what your original xy0 was you would be able to reproduce it from the home position. Xy0 is the offset from home. Before you 0 out x and y, write down the offset that will display on your screen after your original homing. This way you will be able to duplicate your original x and y should that happen again.

Thanks Alden

Yes xy0 is what I was trying to say. I didn’t think about writing it down after homing the machine. That’s what I’ll be doing from here on out in case I run into this problem again.


You have to leave yourself a good origin when you cut something thats more complex, not just a re-home and write down the offsets - It’s not specific enough, for me. Your home is based off of stall homing and is not accurate between power cycles (A single chip on the rail will change your coordinates.

I keep my bottom-left intact or keep a known washboard coordinate (Island) for just this reason.

I home my machine, then zero it, and write down the absolute offset. When I reboot, I home and then manually move the machine to the previous zero position. It is tedious but works. With my X-Carve I would store the position using G54 and return automatically. I have not tried that with the OF.