Hi Kym, no v carve, as most were made with cut 2d. A diamond drag bit would not be capable of v cuts, as spindle power is turned off when they are used, so their uses are limited to etching/engraving, perfect for acrylic applications such as this.
Some are pockets, some are profile, some a mixture of both. The Harley sign is all pocketed, except for the profile line which surrounds the emblem ,,, And I tend to use a shallow depth, .007" or so.
The bit itself is spring loaded and you can adjust the tension, which itself can create a shallower or deeper etch, so there are a few variables which must be considered and tinkered with to get the desired results.
[/quote]jimwinchell wrote:@Xxray - First of all, I want to compliment you on your work and your willingness to share your knowledge! Second, I have a question regarding your response to Kym below... You mentioned on the Harley sign, that it is all pocketed, yet in the previous sentence you mentioned no vcarve. Can you clarify this? Did you use a v-bit instead of the drag bit on the Harley sign? Going to attempt my first piece this weekend.
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