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Posted on FAIL - Flush Routing Western Red Cedar

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GraceAndDrew

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 02:57 PM



To clarify the issue, this problem is not routing with the grain, its routing against the grain.

What kind of bit are you using? A straight flush trim bit would be the worst possible choice for this and a compression type spiral flush trim would be the best.

One technique is to pack out the template with 1/16” thin strips and sneak up on it, doing climb cut for the finish cut.

Sometimes is helps to apply tape to both sides of the board.

Its also best to do this on a router table if the piece isn t wide enough to fully support the base.

Summary:

1. Spiral flush trim bit (compression best)
2. Sneak up on cut
3. Climb cut against the grain

- Robert

1. Spiral flush trim bit (compression best)
2. Sneak up on cut
3. Climb cut against the grain

- Robert

Yes, I’m using a three-flute flush trim bit. It is not delicate to put it mildly. I’ll try a spiral flush trim bit and try your other suggestions as well. Thank you!

-- Grace & Drew Woodworking, http://graceanddrew.com


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