I echo Tim's question which doesn't seem to have been answered... I'm trying to make an inlay that is 0.25" deep. For the female pocket I used a start depth of 0 and a flat depth of 0.25". For the male plug I used a start depth of 0.24" and a flat depth of 0.1". Even though my flat area clearance tool has a pass depth of 0.1", it takes the full 0.34" depth in one pass. What am I missing?
tvannaman2000 wrote:My concern is with the starting depth of the male part of the inlay. I'm using a clearing bit (1/8" or 1/16") to remove a lot of the material first before I use the vbit and that first cut is too deep because of the start depth setting. Once that first pass is done, the remaining passes are fine. ie. I want to cut no more than .05" per pass but if my starting depth is already .05, it will try to cut .1 on the first pass. I guess I could go in and adjust my pass info, but if the starting depth is larger than your max depth setting for the bit, you risk breaking bits or munging wood. How do you people handle that?