Well I feel weird with this being my first post on the forum (hello by the way); but I’ve been silently watching, learning, and perfecting the craft so thank you all.
Recently I have been figuring out a way to have round over corners on all of my letters without final finishing with a router, and without multiple passes with an end mill to build it up. So here’s what I have come up with…
By creating two contour cut tool-paths in carbide create I am able to first use a tool path for a 1/16 end mill but actually using a 3/8 roundover bit during the cut. Setting the depth of cut to the radius depth of the roundover bit to gain maximum curvature. Second tooth-path is then set to maximum depth with tabs using a 1/8 end mill to cut them out completely.
Cracking the code on the first try always feels so good
I define my roundover bits as a V bit 8 & 10 mm dia, has 3 & 4mm radius. I name them Roundover 8mm , Roundover 10mm so I don’t confuse with V bits
In preview it gives a close enough estimation as I never carve past the cove radius