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#1 posted 07-17-2015 01:36 PM

Spike, it sounds like you started too close to the corner of the wood or bearing center center, and had no control of the cut. In that case, of course it’s going to look like a catch, but it all has to do with a proper introduction of your wood to the router.The pins would stop that, even it’s a curved piece. The fence would be an issue for curved routing.

Whenever I do any routing, especially raised panels or rectangular pieces, I always start about 1-2” above the lower end of one of the straight grain edges, cut across the end grain to the other side, then across the grain again, and finish the other edge, getting clean cuts all around the work piece. On single edge routing, I always use a fence.

Gloves seem to be gaining in fashion for woodworkers, but not this old fart. Just the other day while turning something, I got a piece of paper towel to wipe off some oil I noticed on my chuck. In less than a blink, it wrapped itself around the piece of spinning wood. When wiping off anything spinning, I always hold the wipee loosely just for the above stated example. No injury, but if gloves were part of the equation, it’s a good possibility something unpleasant could have happened. ................ Jerry (in Tucson)

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