I have my 1000mm Xcarve set up and am curious on how to set up and use the “v” shaped engraving bits. I’m not sure what to set the feed, speed or depth of the machine. I have oak, walnut, pine, and acrylic I can work with. Thanks!
There are topics on this already.
First time posting but I've been a long time lurking. I just got into V-Carve and need some help.
I know feeds and speeds and stepover are a nonstop topic among CNCers, but I need a bit of guidance on feed, speed, and stepover for a v-bit. Generic work, generic 30 degree bit. I just need some sort of generic guidance. I can learn and adjust as I go, but I need help finding a place to start.
The last few days I've been working on a simple "Feeds and Speeds" spreadsheet for my own reference. It's not done yet, but you can see the current version here:
Obviously, none of this is set in stone or 100% for everyone, but it seems like a good baseline for me so far.
I'm not sure if anyone else will find this useful, but I thought I'd share. If there is enough interest, I can make a publicly editable versio…
do a search for Speeds and feeds.
I’m using the v shaped bit. Not a true v carve
There’s a difference? (Seriously, I’m new to all this.)
I just found
F-Engrave a few days ago and have been playing with it. Easel won’t import the g-code so I use Grblweb to send it.
F-Engrave has a
tutorial on v-carving that was insightful, notably, setting bit diameter to control plunge depth. I’m still playing with settings but here is my third attempt…