I am making a flag for myself and I am working on the stars section adding a EGA (eagle, globe and anchor) in it as well. I have run some test cuts with an engraving bit 30 degree with .01 at .05 depth and it is still losing all the detail.
Did you set it to carve outline? What happens when you choose fill?
I used outline as fill just carves out the whole inside. Outline tries to connect all the detail and makes a lot of little dots and circles.
What result are you trying to accomplish? Can you share your project?
Did you try a 2 stage carve, using a smaller bit on the second carve?
Use a 30 degree for the fine detail
can you share the project? maybe someone can help you
Try this SVG, with a fill.
looked good to me in easel with a 2 stage cut, but i noticed you’re using safari, but looks like easel, so i’m not sure about that, above my exp…
@CRWW Did you use the svg from my last post?
I am using easel pro. I did the artwork in Illustrator cc. I will try the sag you sent Neil in the morning, I just got home from sushi so I am in food coma now haha
here’s the svg i copied and pasted into easel with a fill, but i’m not sure what you’re looking for… and i’m not sure on the size you’re making either…
The project I had done had more detail but will try the new one that Neil sent today on some scrap.
So I tried it today with a couple different bit combos and with inside and outside outline fill even with on path. I am trying to make it about 12x12 inch. I am running the depth at .0675 inch with a 1/16 bit and a 30 degree bit at .01
So did anything work?
Did you try the svg I uploaded?
I tried the svg Neil but I haven’t been able to keep the detail.
The svg is not detailed enough or the carve isn’t coming out right? Can you upload a pic?
You sure you’re using a 30 degree endmill?
Maybe it’s a 60?