I’m new to xcarve, have only had it about a month. It’s definitely been a a steep learning curve, but slowly figuring it out by trial and error.
I’ve been cutting out letters and other designs but the biggest problem I’m having is that there’s always a lot of splintering of the wood and requires a lot of sanding. Even after a lot of sanding and use of the dremel they’re still not as smooth looking as I’d like.
I’ve tried Baltic birch plywood, both 1/8 and 1/4 inch depths. I’ve tried several bits, the 1/16 and 1/32 fish tail spiral downcut. As well as the 1/8 Compression.
Any tips or tricks? Or is this just the reality of a cnc? Thanks!