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Router Table - Direction of Feed

by Mordi
posted 01-15-2018 07:58 PM

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 08:57 PM

why not plow it before assembly ?

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 09:18 PM

Seems like a strange way to go about this. If the side of the box is to the left of the bearing as you are facing then I believe it would be the same as if you were using the fence. You would push away from you feeding the stock into the rotating cutter. Think about it. The bearing is just a very short (and round) fence.

Note that the slots will not reach into the corners. You are going to have a ton of hand work facing you to finish them off to hold the bottom panel. With a decent sized slot cutter the bearing would be pretty big to give a shallow slot. That will keep you well out of the corners for sure.

The stopped cuts are a snap if you just set up starting and ending blocks on the fence.

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 09:36 PM

Well here is a link that spells it out pretty well. Avoid climb cuttiing if oyu can or have a damn good hold.

You should cut that slot prior to assembly. If you doing blind dovetails the slot won’t even show. Otherwise stopped is easier.

If do use a slot cutter you wont get the ends square so you will still have to do chisel work, so I don’t see how thats faster or easier, butt it can be done just followo the directions for an inside cut.


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