What was your longest successful carve to date?
Easy. Ploughing a 3D terrain into large cast copper block. 16.5 hours and most of it hand holding a shop vac between the wife and I. Most my jobs these days are below two hours.
Some of my laser jobs, JTech laser on XC are sub 30 seconds.
I’ve hit just over 16hrs. When you do 3D carves finishing with a 1/16 ball nose bit and a small step over, time adds up quick
I just let them run, I rarely use my shop vac on long carves, maybe just in the beginning 1hr or so
I frequently do long carves - in excess of 10 hours - and I just let it run. I have dust control and I will frequently leave it running overnight.
(makes popcorn and waits for the safety police to show up)