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John Smith

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 02:27 PM

and ~ take small bites at a time.
several passes will give you less tearout other issues than one or two full passes.
the last couple of passes should be 1/8” or less.
you will be telegraphing the profile of the router sled to the stock you are working on.
so – your sled and router base must be as straight and accurate as possible
a hefty router (2-3hp) with 1/2” shank and very sharp 1” to 1-1/4” bottom bit will be fine.


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