New guy here - so first off, amazing work with Kiri:Moto and thank you. I hope it turns into a very satisfying/lucrative or whatever you’re aiming for business model.
I’m trying to make a series of plaques using STLs generated from FreeCAD. The letters are too small to really mill out effectively, but I figure if I use a vee-bit to roughly follow the characters I’ll at least get something unique.
My idea was to do a roughing cut with a large cutter to save time, a finishing cut with a 1/4 end mill, and then use a 60-degree vee to (carve? contour? trace?) the letters.
I seem to be able to get the roughing and finishing cuts to work; any thoughts on making a vee-bit only go to certain pockets?
I tried using “Rough” for the large cutter, “Outline” for the 1/4 endmill, and “Contour” for the vee. I didn’t successfully set up a vee in tools, so I tried to use a 1/6 endmill to “trick” the system, figuring that if it went where it could in the letter pockets it would give a toolpath that at least would be interesting when followed by a V60 cutter.
But of course, that doesn’t work - contouring wants to go everywhere and it’s obviously the wrong tool for the job. Just looking for ideas, really.
Glad of any feedback!