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Robbie H

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reduce excessive toolpath marks from wood
« on: September 26, 2016, 02:51:58 PM »
I use my 1/8 ballnose bit for a lot of detail and especially 3d carvings. I seem to however, get a lot of toolpath markings on my finish. I see many projects similar to mine that show little to no markings.
How can I minimize these marks without having to sand excessively.

My settings are 0.125 diameter with a 10% stepover
spindle speed at 12000 rpm
feed rate at 125
plunge rate at 35, these set at in/min

Also most of my work is pine

I have included a sample to show the marking on my project background
Any help or feedback greatly appreciated
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 02:16:07 PM by Robbie H »


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Re: reduce excessive toolpath marks from wood
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 05:32:01 AM »
Softwoods will generally leave you with more cleanup. I don't think that you will ever get through a project where you don't have some cleanup but hard woods just do cleanup better.