I chose very cautious depths/per pass because I had been breaking many bits. Depth per pass was 0/010. From now on I’ll go deeper. You may choose whatever you’re comfortable with.
My material was 3/16 thick. I slowed the speed to 15 inches per minute. Go with your comfort level.
Home the machine and let it go. It took most of the day for me due to my cautious settings.
In Easel I choose Maple because it’s a hard wood. That’s part of the caution process until I get more familiar.
Select the size and thickness of material you desire.
Go through the check list of setting up a carve and go for it!