Like you, wondering if the "Calender" may be so busy on outer edges as to disappear in the wood grain?(Did a "pepperoni pizza" in 1"D ages ago and it turned into "Hash":)
Haven't tried "simulating" and then using next size up since VCP8 came out, and only tried it because Partworks3D(CUT3D) wouldn't let me use an engraving tool(Too dumb to figure out probably:( SO wound up simulating a 64'th BN and using the 30---But totally spaced what it would do to stepover
and wound up with best detailed "small" I've ever done(AND the LONGEST running
Tell me if I understand this right. You're simulating a steeper angle so program "Thinks" it can get into the cracks and crevices, and then cutting with the bit you have?
It will make the Flat on the top of the "Oreo" letters(and all raised surfaces) narrower, But also increases the thickness of the bases AND show MORE wood grain (instead of just seeing so much shadow)?
If that's right, I'm going to have to try simulating a 15degree and using my 30 with a .006"flat, as didn't get Quite the detail I wanted yesterday.
THANKS for reminding me
Michael, Tried "offset" toolpath on "Owl" button as it starts at only .01" depth. Was VERY pleasantly surprised that it was a smooth circular toolpath and didn't put much stress on the 30degree 1/8"bit
Did one endgrain and one flatgrain with "Climb"cut and now going to try "Conventional" so I have examples side by side on my cube for reference.
Also found out all about "50 times slower" and wound up next resolution down for this "Play" project
Thanks for all the tips you two!