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Butch Elrod

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Pocketing Problems :(
« on: January 07, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »
I've been cutting shallow pockets into slabs then carving text in the bottom of the pocket. The zig zag pattern works best to give a smooth surface but it also leaves what I'd call a 'scalloped edge'.  (see image below)

Am I skipping a step that would clean up the edge?

Second problem is where the pocket began (bottom right of image) and ended the tool did not clean out the corner.  This happened only on this project which is a 38" x 8" x 0.1" pocket using a 1.25 diameter cutter.

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