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vltrnjd
08-23-2018, 07:14 PM
I see a little refinement going from 1/16 to 1/16 long - but I will be carving in curly maple - this photo is pine practice board with the 1/16 long bit. I have a 1/32 - any thoughts?

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fwharris
08-23-2018, 10:26 PM
The long 1/16" bit is for doing deep carvings. Other than the length it has the same profile as the standard 1/16" bit. It will flex though do to the length. You will get better detail from the 1/32" bit.

vltrnjd
08-23-2018, 11:15 PM
The long 1/16" bit is for doing deep carvings. Other than the length it has the same profile as the standard 1/16" bit. It will flex though do to the length. You will get better detail from the 1/32" bit.


Thanks - I will switch out and see what I get.

SteveNelson46
08-23-2018, 11:21 PM
Don't forget to change it in your project and re-upload to the data card. Just changing the bit at the machine will not give you the results you want.

dbemus
08-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Also set bit optimization to "best" if you haven't already done so.

vltrnjd
08-25-2018, 05:49 PM
OK I will do that!