I’m trying to do an inlay with sharp corners. I’ve got everything sized correctly and the parts fit well, but I can’t get the corners to be square. Everything looks great up until the last pass of the toolpath when the v bit needs to travel up and down the corner, making a sharp point. The bit seems to be too wide for the movement and cuts into the adjoining faces, making notches on either side. I’ve included photos for reference. I’m very sure I’ve seen a video somewhere or read a thread about this problem, but I can’t find it for the life of me. I was also going down the path of possibly a wrong angle size on the bit, but I can recreate this problem with both a 22° lining bit and a 15° tapered bit.
If anyone can point me in the direction of how to correct this, I would be greatly appreciative.
I’m using V-Carve Desktop to create the toolpaths and using the x-carve post processor to import the g-code into Easel.
This was the Whiteside SC50 22° bit. Maple pocket, walnut inlay.
This is the pocket using the smaller 15° taper from Bitsbits.com. It has a very small flat tip (I think .15, I’d have to check.) Same issue on the corners.