Ok, I feel like I’m going crazy here, not to mention wasting a lot of acrylic. I’ve never had issues with wood, then again wood is a bit more spongy.
This is some quality cast acrylic that I purchased. Removed the paper on some of it and measured with calipers, came out to exactly on 1/8" (0.125", 3.175mm). Unusual as that is, I measured another sample and again came up exact.
No matter what I do with the burn value, the pieces do not fit together easily. The last three, I’ve done:
0.1 - nothing fit together at all.
0.07 - barely fit but had to press hard enough to crack.
0.06 - TIGHTER than 0.07
Am I crazy? Shouldn’t a lower value of correction make the fit looser?
I never seem to be able to get acrylic right. Even the burn test samples offered by boxes.py don’t really apply. 0.07 fit great in the test. 0.08 was barely press fit. Anything higher didn’t fit at all.
The thing is I’m extremely methodical about my steps and it seems… illogical.
Any thoughts on what I might be missing here?
I always select medium clear acrylic. I always set focus as well. The tray is level and fine, all pieces cut perfectly every time. Just do not fit in a repeatable way.