Not to bump an old thread, but I wanted to follow up on this and finish it.
I ended up getting a better bit, checking all my v wheels, belts and such. This helped a lot. I didn’t realize how out of wack my machine was (and probably still is), but after the adjustments and a new bit, I followed your guys’ advice on going slower like (60% of recommended settings), and making two passes. I also ran the 611 at about notch 2. Things were far from perfect, but everything turned out as good as I could have hoped for. I throw in a picture below.
I still notice that issue I mentioned, but after the adjustments it’s much less noticeable, at least at low speeds. A mystery for another day.
Thanks again to everyone for their help with this, I really appreciate everything!