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#1 posted 01-27-2020 02:45 AM

Thank you all for your suggestions. For the record, I was using a speed of 2 of 6 on my Bosch router in a router table (I suspect that’s about 10-12K RPM). Not too fast. I was exerting plenty of pressure to ensure the board didn’t bounce up.

As was suggested by BFamous and Captain Klutz, I line up the fence at exactly the halfway point on the bit. Thus, I might be biting a bit too deep into the wood. The depth is about half the height of the bit. That’s not been a problem on other cutting boards, but might be too much for all this end-grain hardwood.

As I examine the photos more closely, I can see the effect of setting the fence so it cuts too deeply into the wood. I think, I’ll set it more shallow and give it another pass. As you might imagine, it’s taken a lot of gluing and sanding to get to this point on a plaid cutting board. Don’t want to screw it up now….

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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