I am trying to do my first 3d carve and using two bits to do the work. The first I used is a 1/4"diameter 2 flute end mill. For the clean up I used a 90 Vbit. The finished piece looked so bad I wouldn’t even post it in fails. I’m pretty darned certain it has to do with the end mills I chose. If I can have some insight into proper bits to use for this type of carving I would really appreciate it.
You will need a Ball Tip bit to do 2.5D/3D projects. A 1/4 inch Ball Tip bit will do fine if the project has very little detail.
A tapered Ball Tip bit with a 1/16 tip will do fine detail. I hope this helps.
so the ball bit for roughing?
You can use a regular endmil for roughing. You need a Ball Tip for the detail pass.
Check out this guys channel. He has a lot of good info for beginners.
This was a great video thanks for the tip.