so I’ve been doing some basic stuff (final sled, laptop stand, plant pot holder, etc) but this is going to be a 2D ‘stencil’ (we’re back lighting it) for a a 4x6 sign for a week-long event, which means I need 10 final signs which is probably 10-12 pieces of 4x8 plywood, which at 3/8" thick is $30/sheet or $360
Given that this is both the biggest thing I’ve done yet and with the price of plywood, I’m balking at spending that much in case things don’t work out. Is there any reason I shouldn’t use something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hardboard-Tempered-Panel-Common-1-8-in-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-115-in-x-47-7-in-x-95-7-in-832777/202189720
Which will cost half of something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/11-32-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Rtd-Southern-Yellow-Pine-Plywood-Sheathing-112590/100003677
It’s MDF, I am aware of the fine-dust issue, but will it burn up the bit? Should I reduce the feed rate?
I think I am going to do a test cut at least on the MDF and see what happens, but if anyone else has experience, I’d appreciate your insight.