You can watch how I did the entire project in this video
Fire up your X-Carve, make sure you have the USB connected and click carve. I used a 1/8" bit with a federate of 70IPM, the Dewalt set on #1, and a depth per pass of .040". I probably could have pushed it a little faster but this was my first project and I didn’t want to risk breaking the bit. The formula to determine federate is:
Feed Rate = RPM x # of flutes on the bit x chip load.
The Dewalt has numbers for speed from 1-6 that maps to 16,000 RPM to 27,000 RPM
The A on my logo has a part that was thinner than the 1/8" bit. I had two choices. I could do a bit change and use a smaller bit for that part of the carve or I could ignore it and then Easel and X-Carve don’t attempt to carve that section. I chose to ignore it and fix it manually. Now I’m drawing with a pencil the rest of the A and knock out the wood to make the A with a hand held rotary tool.
David F Portera
Wilberth Alvarado Ramirez