Anyone have a recommendation for a 1/8 end mill for cutting 1" hard and soft wood? Mostly be used for inlay work. Thanks.
Yes sir , I usually glue all my pieces on a mdf board then carve it with the cnc as a relief carving. Have to plot the pattern on the mdf so I know where to glue the pieces. Made a pen holder for the cnc machine.Graham this is how I do cutting board inlays like this: Latest Inlay Project
If you really want to do this where the cat goes all the way through the cutting board then I would just cut each part like you would do an intarsia project and glue it up without the sculpting of each piece.
I hope this helps.
For the cutting boards no but for intarsia I need at least 3/4 inch but am hoping for 1", can always laminate 2 pieces together I suppose. One thing I'd like to know which bit would be best for inlay? a single flute or double flute. spiral up cut or down cut or a straight double or single flute bit.Yes, there's no reason to try to cut all the way through. Route 1/2" deep pockets and glue in 1/2" thick inlays.
You'll break a LOT of bits trying to cut 1" thick parts with 1/8" bits.
Thanks mate, Would they be good for wood though? 3 flute, Shows it's used for metal, Wonder how long that would last on metal. Bet it would flex like mad if going a bit fast like 1" a minute lol.