scottp55 wrote:I've found personally, that doing the VCarve toolpath first, gives me less chipout and material movement, THEN do the clearance toolpath.
This makes sense, especially with wood. That's the difficult part: think of the process, and consider what will physically happen on the machine. If the toolpath are correct, the screen preview will always be perfect, whatever the order of toolpath is. Pixels are not chipout or distorsion sensitive
In the real world, that is not the case and avoiding glitches often requires machining in the right order and sometimes breaking toolpath in several chunks to run the right operation at the right moment in the process.
Scott obviously demonstrated this with a perfect cut without chipout.