I just got a new v bit, 30º this time, so I could carve finer detail. It worked fairly well for a negative pocket of an inlay, but when I tried to carve the plug it ended up causing massive chipping in two different woods I’ve tried. I am wondering if this is related to the grain, or if something else is happening here? Could the bit be at fault or the feed/RPM (ran it with 30IPM/6000 RPM)? I’ve also noticed that this bit leaves tons and tons of splinters on the resulting piece which I have to manually clean up using an x-acto knife. I wouldn’t be surprised if the splintering/tear out is related to those splinters being left over. I haven’t assembled this thing yet, but I can already tell that it is going to be fairly underwhelming and probably not very nice to look at.
Here are some pictures of the negative and positive parts:
Does anyone have an idea what’s going on here or have experience using a 30 º V-bit/engraving bit? Any advice is appreciated