Mistake of the day

Today I was setting up my rotary to do a tumbler and I had it well taped off to do my rotation/dimension test. I sent a skinny rectangle to the laser and when it burned it only went about 1/4 of the way around. I double checked my dimensions and everything looked correct so I sent it again. Same results.

I reset the machine, disconnected and reconnected the rotary, still no bueno.

Now you know the definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.” Since I’m not oficially insane I gave it another look. It turns out I had inadvertantly selected a chuck rotary instead of my roller.

The lesson, Details matter! Make sure you look at all the settings.