On Friday I was able to start rough cutting. Unfortunately, it took me most of Friday to also figure out the best way to program this beast. Late in the day I sorted it out and made some real progress. However, my cutting bit was toasted. I continued on while I searched where I could procure a replacement in town.
I was able to get it in the afternoon yesterday. Once that was in, it started going significantly faster (and better).
I stopped around 10pm last night and the table is roughly 50% rough cut.
A closeup of the before/after. Can you tell where on earth this is? :)
I’m going back to the shop in a few minutes to continue. Depending on how quickly it goes, I may re-cut some of the rougher spots that I did with the other bit. (Like Greenland, which is that fuzzy patch in the last picture) However it won’t actually matter when I go to do the final cut, so we’ll see.