@JaredHooper & @WillAdams & Anyone
So, I finished my very first project, not even close to what I planned. The original plan was to have this “Mama” inside the bear design, and the “Mama” was to be cut through the stock piece of Sterling Silver. I broke the first bit halfway through, bit size .0118" end mill. That’s okay, figured I could work with it with the bear still.
Then, I broke my second bit on the bear (.015" or .38mm bit)
I think my problem was the feeds and speeds, but I’m not sure. I let Carbide Create set them automatically, but I think it moved the bit along the X and Y axis too rapidly for such a small bit. I probably should learn a little more about speeds and feeds first. Do you think this was the problem? I’ve attached the settings for the bear cutout with the tiny bit…