Hey guys, I’m in search of advice. I’ve been hired by a University to make some signs for them. They have seen some of my work and sought me out for there for my work…
OK, just kidding. I actually work for The University. I did However make a rendition of their old Seal with an updated name. (They changed from “College” to “University”)
My question is… They are asking me to make some signs for the Dorms. They have bought some 2" 20# Precision Board HDU. I have ordered Coastal’s recommended bit ( LMT ONSRUD .25" Carbide Double Flute Upcut Spiral O Flute) When I watch their videos, They are running fast, (like 360 IPM). Ive heard this stuff cuts like Butter, But even when I cut foam, My rear is puckering at 90 IPM.
So Being the stuff does cut easy. In regards to Bit life, will it hurt the bit to cut it at .25 DPP at 90 IPM? What would all you X Carve Masters cut it at? I plan to pocket letters and picture. Prime with FSC-88WB and Paint with some Sherwin-Williams Exterior paint. Ohh did I mention the signs will be 2’ x 7’.
OK, Sorry about all the rambling. Here’s what I will be carving.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance