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#1 posted 04-13-2018 02:45 AM

I really appreciate all of the feedback. I’ll try to respond to as much as I can. I haven’t had too much time to continue with this. I hope to have some time over the weekend.

The baltic birch was purchased at Rockler.

The confusion over my statements about setting it up are due to my ignorance about using the bit. I’ve been learning though. When I first started to set it up, I was not sure how height and distance from the fence effected the two different cuts. I’m starting to get a handle on it. I did create a template after I got it set where I wanted and the settings seem similar to what Rich posted. I have the height set at slightly under 10mm which converts to about .390 inches. I have the distance from the fence at 9mm. After making the zero clearance fence, I had to re-adjust the fence. It was very quick to do using the template that I had made. I intend to make a better one.

I like the suggestions to use a 1/4” spacer on the fence and do 2 passes. I will try that. It seems like it would be quick to setup and run the boards through using this technique. I’m adding a few pictures of my adventure.

This was without the zero clearance fence

This is using the zero clearance fence. There is some tearout on the sides

This is the fence I have at the moment.

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