Daniel S wrote:Very nice work. Are you using a spindle or router and may I ask what speeds and feed rate you carve at? I have a Shark HD4 with spindle and I'm not sure if I should change speeds when cutting (negative) raised inlays.
I am using my son's machine and he has a spindle. I use 16,000 - 24,000 rpm (the maximum setting) and whatever feed speeds is defaulted by V-Carve software. I don't think the pocket or raised inlay cut at different feed speeds.
I did have an issue with chip-out on raised inlay image on one project, but the letters were small and the wood was black walnut and probably prone to chippout. I did same project using same program but using another species and had no chip-out.
I used a 90 deg v-bit. I tried using 60 deg but the raised inlay seemed even more fragile and even more prone to chip-out.
I am amazed at the fine detail possible in the inlay image using the software and simple v-bit.