What ipm do you use for cedar? It is not one of the woods that you can pick from. I am new to Easel and just set up my Xcarve this week. I didn’t think it would take so long for some very small projects but I don’t want to push it too fast and start breaking things.
Depends a little bit on the bit diameter and wether you want to carve pockets, outlines or reliefs
Every machine will cut differently, depending on the calibration and machine state, I stiffened my rails so I can be more aggressive than someone who has not. With that and good quality bits you can increase your feeds and speeds on some materials. BUT I have cut a lot of projects so I slowly increased over time to get to what I typically run
If you’re carving wood and just learning, I think the soft and hard maple options give you a good starting point.
For cedar, soft maple of course.
Thanks,that’s kind of what I figured.
I just found out how big a difference 1/8 and 1/4 were time wise .
Yeah, as the stepover is based on percentage of specified bit diameter the diameter used have great impact - especially on pockets and large clearing operations
Its also possible to increase stepover % provided you know the machine can handle it.