I made my first cut the other day and it came out great. Tried to do something a little more complex and the cut came out horrible. I’m cutting in plywood. The attached pictures show my design, how the cut turned out, and the spindle/bit settings. Can somebody tell me how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again? Was my feed too fast? Do I maybe have some screws loose? Any thoughts would help.
It looks like your images are not actually visible, at least not to me.
thanks for letting me know. They should be visible now.
Personally I wouldn’t run a stepover higher than 45% … because then the wood is engaging the trailing side of the bit.
That and its a fairly standard practice to run 0.5 times bit diameter = depth per pass and your going a bit further than that.
What does the vcarve simulation look like?
And 175 in/min to boot.
The carve being in plywood does not help either.
Looks like it missed steps.
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