Had a bit of a scare today, which worked itself out, and wanted to share in case it helps anyone in the future. It had been a few days since my last GF session, and today’s engraving job was showing an occasional but consistent slight wobble. I was concerned there was a warped wheel or other damage, but seems to have just been a bit of dirt or debris hidden somewhere in the mechanics.
(Non-proofgrade baltic birch, engraving at 270 LPI, 80 power, 1000 speed on the Pro.)
The wobble became less pronounced towards the end of my job and then completely went away once I took a Zeiss wipe and compressed air to the rail, belt, and wheels that control the print head movement. Maybe a bit of preventative maintenance after big batch jobs will help me avoid that in the future. Anybody have any similar experience?
Here’s a shot of a completed job… Stranger Things inspired Ouija Planchette ornament!