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    Is it possible to carve a star (recessed into the wood) with the 60 deg. V-Bit, to get nice, sharp edges? Not just an outline, but the entire star carved out.

    Running Designer Basic, and carved an apx. 1" dia. star recently with the 1/16" carving bit. Edges were just a little too rounded for my liking. Would like to get a nice, sharp edge if possible.

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    One option would be to use the V bit to clean up the edges after it is carved with the 1/16" bit.
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    I haven't tried this so don't know if it works but I laid out some straight lines from a center point. Assigned 60 degree bit and then used select depth profile for each line separately ensuring the profile was in the correct direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cgav34 View Post
    Is it possible to carve a star (recessed into the wood) with the 60 deg. V-Bit, to get nice, sharp edges? Not just an outline, but the entire star carved out.

    Running Designer Basic, and carved an apx. 1" dia. star recently with the 1/16" carving bit. Edges were just a little too rounded for my liking. Would like to get a nice, sharp edge if possible.
    There are several methods:

    Draw a star. Make sure it is a closed shape.
    Make it into a carve-region
    Adjust depth as needed

    Draw a star. Make sure it is a closed shape.
    Use the Puff tool in the 3D addon group
    Set the depth
    Invert

    The pic is an example of the "Puff: flat" Inverted
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    If you have Centerline Text, use the star from the Wingdings font. For a 1" star, use the 90 degree bit. My .6" star for the Johnsons was done with the 60 degree bit. Changing it to 1" leaves an artifact in the center with the 60 degree bit (large star on the left). Looks better with the 90 degree bit (right).

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    Thanks for the tips everyone.

    Never thought about the wingdings font. What character is the star?

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    Use the Windows Accessories - Character Map to cut and paste:

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    Did you find out what character the star is?

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    Open Windows Accessories - Character map. Select the Wingdings font. Click on the star. Copy and paste to Designer. See the screen shot in my previous post.

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