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    Question Wave Pattern in MDF - looking for tool recommendations

    Howdy folks,

    I don't do much with 3D machining. I am working on a project now that has somewhat large panels with a 3D wave/ripple pattern on the surface.

    I am wondering what you guys recommend for endmills for this project, for roughing and finishing. I don't need an ultra smooth surface, as I'll be using a paint that goes on with a bit of texture.

    At its deepest, it is 1/2 below the surface of the 3/4 material. The side panels are 27.75x48.75. I have attached an STL in a zip if it helps.

    I have a 50x102 KRMX-02, with an Hitachi M12VC, and Precise Bits UP collets for up to a 1/2" shank.

    Should I use a large ballnose for this? Tapered ballnose? How big? I want to limit the machine time as much as possible.

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    Default Re: Wave Pattern in MDF - looking for tool recommendations

    I'd use something like a 1" core box bit.

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