This has probably been answered here, but I looked, and couldn’t find an answer to my question.
I am doing my first 3D carving, and am doing the standing bear in a “bowl” that comes with the Vcarve software clipart.
I understand the concept of roughing, stepover etc. The question I have is when I do the roughing pass do I use a ball
nose bit, or a flat end mill? I am doing the relief in Red Oak, and it is approx. 4.5"tall X 2.5-3" wide. I have all the conical bits from .0625 to .250. Was planning on using the .0625 conical for the finish pass. Just need to know what tool is best for the roughing. Thanks.