This is the first thing I have put together and carved out. Not much thought went into it other than trying not to break anything. I wanted to do something that used multiple bits, tool paths, and…
60* 1/2in Vbit on the stars, the lettering, and the emblem. I think the feed was 40in/min plunge 15/min - stepover .06 - stepdown .1 - rpm 15000
1/8 flat endmill on the stripes (pocket) and the circle (profile) I think the feeds and setting were about the same. I’ll have to look at my laptop later to see.
After using the probe and hitting start, the router went straight to the first star (bottom left) and burrowed into the wood and spoil board. Don’t know what I did wrong there. Then I used some paper to reset zero at the bottom left corner and hit start again. This time it went to the same spot but was acting like it was carving the star. It went on to carve the rest just fine. Well, I say fine but I really don’t know what that Is yet. There was some light sanding along the edges of the cuts that needed to be done and the center of the stars looks messy.
I changed the bit and started the stripes. First I did a profile of the stripes with a 1/8. I was planning on clearing what was left with a 1/4 but I forgot and just did the whole thing with the 1/8.
Can anyone think of anything I should have done instead? Is there a better way to do the lettering where the tool marks from the point are not so pronounced? Maybe a smaller stepover…IDK…?