Leo wrote:The fuzzies are a tough one. You will notice they occur on the same grain orientation in little groups. They are a difficult issue for anyone.
Maple is a good choice for fine detail and minimal "fuzzies". Oak and Ash is just going to be difficult, Pine is near impossible to not get fuzzies.
Hard Dense woods carve better than soft or open grain woods. Oak and Ash are hard, but they are open grain woods. Maple is a hard dense wood.
You can try orienting the cutting direction to be inline with the grain. I would also tighten up the stepover. Often tines I will stepover .002 - .001. Yes, it is a LOT of passes, but the finish is unbelievable, better than sanded.
You can try an additional cutting pass at 90 degrees orientation from the first pass.
REALLY REALLY sharp cutters - good quality cutters. Ebay cheap cutters "might" work, but they might not.
Personally I have good luck with Think & Tinker 1/8 tapered ball nose, and Burchette tapered ball nose.
Keep the cutter as short as possible in the collet.
dwilli9013 wrote:Thank you as well Randall,
You are not kidding they are beastly expensive.
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