Arg… Just went through 5 bits… those .024 bits snap if you stare at them wrong lol. My last settings were 5ipm/.01dpp and it still broke…Buying pre slotted is looking better and better unless I can figure this out.
Anyone cut fret slots and have settings to share? I’m cutting rosewood.
I have never done anything like this, but for tiny cuts like this I use the below bit. It does require a 6mm collet (I have the one from elaire) but the tip is 0.25 mm or 0.00984252 inches. These bits are much stronger then typical endmills. Again, I have no idea if this will work for this application, just a thought.
I made a jig that will hold a Tele neck in a pocket, same outline as I use for neck templates and everything else. I set my neck in the jig, then I take the neck drawing with the fret locations and laser just the fret slots on the work piece and cut the slots by hand. Of course you could use the iddy biddy bits for this but I am lazy and don’t have the bits.Great way to lay out out the fret slots. You could even “chuck up” a pencil and draw the lines too…