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Thread: refining detail - does a 1/32 carving bit give more detail than the 1/16?

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    Default refining detail - does a 1/32 carving bit give more detail than the 1/16?

    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Also set bit optimization to "best" if you haven't already done so.

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    OK I will do that!

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