I’m trying to cut a 1/2" deep pocket into an 18x24" end grain cutting board. I’ve tried several different pocketing strategies in Fusion 360, but the cut time for the roughing pass is not budging much from approx 2 hours, give or take.
Does this seem right? Can I get it any faster? I tried using 2D adaptive pocketing, but it added in a ton of pointless tool moves, even though I told it to go both ways, which made it even slower.
Any advice would be great! This is production work, so the goal is to go absolutely as fast as possible without breaking the tool. There are two cleanup passes with a bowl bit at the end to make it look nice enough for final sanding, so what I really need is help with is the roughing pass.
Thank you all very much as always!