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Select a 2 sided project from the projects menu. Once the project has been selected, the RAVEN will lead the user through the AccuTouch process. The AccuTouch process ensures accurate indexing of your board edges for repeatable 2 sided operations.

NOTE: 2 sided projects will always start with the back side of the board. Prepare your board with the AccuTrack belt or place it in a jig with what you want to be the back of your project facing up. 

Set Head Pressure

Load your workpiece and rank the head in the indicated direction to set the head pressure within the acceptable range (83-86 lbs).

Once it is in range, stop cranking and the RAVEN will automatically move to the next step.

Positioning

The RAVEN will locate its home position and then locate the back edge of the board using the scale sensors. It moves slowly to do this and is why we initially position that back edge just beyond the back roller. The shorter the distance the board needs to travel the faster it finds the back edge and moves to the next step.

Load Bit

The RAVEN then moves the cutting head to the middle of the machine and asks for the first bit it needs for the project. In the case of a 2 sided project, it will ask for the AccuTouch Probe. Load the AccuTouch probe bit into the CarveTight chuck and press enter to proceed. 

Find Near Edge (Y)

The near edge is the keypad side of the machine. This location is also the same as the home location. Use the lip of the touch plate to hook firmly to the edge of the board. Then, manually move the cutting truck to the plate and lower it to be inside of the hole. Press ENTER and it will touch the surface of the plate and then move to touch the inside edge of the hole.

Remove Touch Plate 

After it has finished locating the Near Y Edge, the machine will instruct you to remove the touch plate and press Enter to proceed to the next step.

Find Back Edge (X)

The back edge is the left side of the machine when standing at the keypad side. The machine will move the board so you can access this back edge. Use the lip of the touch plate to hook firmly to the edge of the board. Then, manually move the cutting truck to the plate and lower it to be inside of the hole. Press ENTER and it will touch the surface of the plate and then move to touch the inside edge of the hole.

Remove Touch Plate 

After it has finished locating the Back X Edge, the machine will instruct you to remove the touch plate and press Enter to proceed to the next step.

Load Bit

The RAVEN then moves the cutting head to the middle of the machine and asks for the first bit it needs for the project. 

Load the bit into the CarveTight chuck and press enter to proceed. 

Place Touch Plate

The RAVEN then asks for the bit touch plate.  Place the touch plate and select your location. 

Carving Project

With the bit and surface located, the machine will carve the project. A timer appears with the time remaining and the time to the next operation.

Flip Board

Note: Flip the board across its width, not the length.

Once the backside carving operations are complete, the machine will instruct you to flip the board. 

Load Bit

The RAVEN then moves the cutting head to the middle of the machine and asks for the first bit it needs for the project. It will again ask for the AccuTouch Probe. Load the AccuTouch probe bit into the CarveTight chuck and press enter to proceed. 

Find Far Edge (Y)

The Far edge is the opposite of the keypad side of the machine. Use the lip of the touch plate to hook firmly to the edge of the board. Then, manually move the cutting truck to the plate and lower it to be inside of the hole. Press ENTER and it will touch the surface of the plate and then move to touch the inside edge of the hole.

Note: You want this to be as close to the same position as possible to where you located the near edge in case there are any fluctuations in your board width.

Remove Touch Plate 

After it has finished locating the Far Y Edge, the machine will instruct you to remove the touch plate and press Enter to proceed to the next step.

Find Back Edge (X)

The back edge is the left side of the machine when standing at the keypad side. The machine will move the board so you can access this back edge. Use the lip of the touch plate to hook firmly to the edge of the board. Then, manually move the cutting truck to the plate and lower it to be inside of the hole. Press ENTER and it will touch the surface of the plate and then move to touch the inside edge of the hole.

Note: Again, you want this to be as close to the same position as possible to where you located the back edge previously to reduce any variables in your board dimension from affecting your accuracy.

Remove Touch Plate 

After it has finished locating the Back X Edge, the machine will instruct you to remove the touch plate and press Enter to proceed to the next step.

Load Bit

The RAVEN then moves the cutting head to the middle of the machine and asks for the first bit it needs for the project. 

Load the bit into the CarveTight chuck and press enter to proceed. 

Place Touch Plate

The RAVEN then asks for the bit touch plate.  Place the touch plate and select your location. 

Carving Project

With the bit and surface located, the machine will carve the project. A timer appears with the time remaining and the time to the next operation.