Also if anyone is interested to cut through the .5" wood I copied my pattern 3 times each with a different color so i could make 3 passes at different focus heights.
The first cut was 150/full/ focus 0.3
The second cut was 150/full/ focus 0.25
The final cut was 150/full/ focus 0.2
on this wood, it mostly makes it through after the second pass, but the 3rd is needed for places where the wood is a little harder ( mostly knots)