After getting things set up, making a DIY rail/wasteboard, my first project is to create window panels for the house. I’ve got some great big windows in a high ceiling living room. The sun is great but can be sharp and hot in the summer. So, I saw something similar on another site from a few years ago and made my own after finding a pattern I liked and creating an svg in Adobe Illustrator. I started on a smaller window, 12x30
For the most part the project went without a hitch. The first cut was to depth using a 45 degree V bit with inside/left offset. Then an edge surfacing cut with a 90 degree V to about half depth with no offset, which lets the layers of the 5mm panel board pop out.I still have some clean up to do of the edges. Some are a little fuzzy.
I have only one complaint with Carbide. The first toolpath proceeded along rows and was very economical in movement. But the surfacing edge cuts/toolpath was very scattered. Instead of proceeding down a row as the initial tool cuts and moving from top to bottom, the machine went here and there for each, sometimes traveling the whole board from one item to the next. This no doubt added a fair amount of time to the job.
Why did one toolpath proceed economically but then the next toolpath (made from the same selection) proceed with such wasted movement?