Hey guys, I tried v carving last night for the first time, and I was kinda bummed with my results. I’m planning to make an outdoor sign, and before working on that I picked up some cheap edge glued pine to practice on. This board was about 5/8" thick. The bit was a 1/4" shank 60 degree bit from Inventables. For my settings I used the standard Easel settings for Soft Maple (Feed Rate:1270 Plunge Rate: 508mm/min Depth Per Pass: 1.3mm). The depth of the design I set to like 3mm.
I’m not sure if there’s an issue(s) with my machine, my project settings or what, but here are a few pictures showing some of my problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry my pictures weren’t very good. I tried to draw some lines to show/exaggerate the issues. Overall, things just seem chewed up and kind of messy. The cut didn’t seem consistent. In the first picture, the arc is a circle, but at one point it goes very wide. I dunno. Any advice would be helpful.