Tried out my new dish carving and round nose router bits

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Project by SwainCustoms posted 03-25-2012 01:17 PM 3205 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first board that I have made on the west coast. My old man purchased a couple of router bits for me when he came to visit. overall I am happy with the grain work in the board and I also feel that the well and juice groove add a nice touch. I got the router bits from rockler they worked like a charm very smooth. I have a variable speed router and found that at to high a speed it will leave burns, I turned it down a notch and burns went away. Overall this was a fun board to make I got to use new equipment, and do something different on the boards that I have been making. Let me know what you think.

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 02:11 PM

I also like the grain on the board and your new bits worked perfectly by looking at the end result. What kind of woods did you use.

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 03:54 PM

That is a very nice piece of work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 03:54 PM

The majority of this board is mahogany and the dark stripe down the center is black walnut.

-- Zach @

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 04:39 PM

Perfect job on the corners !! Nice board overall : )

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 01:13 AM

I believe the Chairman of the Board would give this one a high mark, well executed on all aspects…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 04:49 AM

Jeez….. I’ve made some nice boards but this one is nuts! I’m a sucker for matching grain but you have taken this one step beyond. Sweet!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 01:52 AM

very nice work keep it up.

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 06:34 AM

I like cutting boards too. You have done great work with the grain orientation and I really like the juice groove with the various widths. Great build

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 12:53 PM

Beautiful board and great mating of the grain. it is too nice to use!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-04-2012 02:25 PM

Nice job.
Did you use a template or jig to guide the router??

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#11 posted 02-07-2013 05:44 PM

what bit to you use to do the groove?

will this work with a dish carving bit.,46168,46173&p=30171


-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#12 posted 02-16-2013 02:50 PM

Did you use a template or jig to guide the router??
do you have pictures showing how to do the grooves.


-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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