So I can see now why plywood isn’t the material of choice for CNCs. I should try the exact same thing with a downflute bit and see how well that works. This ply split a lot on me when cutting too, so I think this is really worst case. I have a ton of 3/4″ ply leftover from another project, but it’s nicer. I hope I can get that stuff to cut better.
After looking past the chipout on the veneer, there were a couple spots where the lower layers broke on sharp corners. Generally though, the cutout was really good. I’m impressed by this thing.
Thanks Ryan for creating this beast, and thanks everyone here for your help. Of course it’s never done, and the fun is just starting.