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Forum topic by BosnSki posted 07-24-2017 04:57 AM 520 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2017 04:57 AM

Hi gang,

I’m working on a retirement beer tote made from cherry. My pieces are 1/2-inch thick.

I’ve made a plywood template for the ends of the tote. My plan is to trace the template, cut close to the line on the bandsaw and finish with a flush trim bit in the router table.

Can I stack both end pieces and flush trim (1-inch total thickness) at the same time? Would it be too much for a router?



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#1 posted 07-24-2017 09:56 AM

I’d do them one at a time. If you cut very close to the line (and assuming your bit is long enough, of course), you probably could do both at the same time. Or else in two passes by raising or lowering the bit (depending on where the bearing is on the bit). But I don’t really see much advantage to doing so. Using the template the two pieces should end up exactly the same even if done separately, and the time saving is so small that it hardly seems worth doing them together.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 11:18 AM

Why risk the wear on your router and your bit? Just do them one at a time.

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 11:26 AM

Do them one at a time and be certain to use a sharp bit. Cherry burns very easily. You do not want to have anything contributing to slowing the process down.

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