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Posted on Pattern routing -- what went wrong?

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 03:49 AM

i see some bandsaw marks ? that is good to remove as much stock as possible leaving cut proud ( over ) by
1/16 to 1/8 then use router .
it also appears that you routed 1 side and then put pattern on other side to compleat ?
. a router bit spins in a clockwise direction when held by hand looking down ,
but upside down in the table it spins counterclock wise . if you clamped your pattern to the piece you could not get it close enough to the end because of the table . when you route curves ,youhave to watch for grain changes .
climb cutting is when you have to push the router into the work ( prefered) and downhill cutting , when the cutter wants to pull itsef along the work ( this is not good , unless under firm control ) .
the chip that broke was because the bit was climbing across the grain , and at the end it broke the wood with no support . 1, shape ends first and redimension to remove splinters
. 2. make multiple passes with bit a little at a time
. 3. clamp sacrifice board on sides for bit to follow , then remove
. 4 attach patern with nails / screws and fill holes later .
personaly i hate working with oak for these reasons and it also splinters in my hands , i hope i didn’t confuse to much , im getting tired and grogy . good luck and safe woodworking

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