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Forum topic by lennyk posted 02-27-2016 03:21 PM 452 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lennyk

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02-27-2016 03:21 PM

Hello,

I made several end grain cutting boards (Purple Heart) last year for xmas.

I used a 1/4” round over on all the edges.

A couple times the corners got torn out and I had to trim off with the table saw and rout again.

Looking to make a few again.

Any suggestions on how to avoid this in the future ?
I had to use a slower rpm on my router to avoid burn marks with the Purple Heart which burns very easily.

Thx,

L


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#1 posted 02-27-2016 03:34 PM

Clamp two scrap pieces on each end and you’re good to go.

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 03:46 PM

Route the end grain first. Usually any tear out will be eliminated when you route the side grain.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 03:03 AM

Do you mean route the long edges and the short(board thickness) edges after ?


Route the end grain first. Usually any tear out will be eliminated when you route the side grain.

- firefighterontheside


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#4 posted 02-28-2016 03:10 AM

I’m sorry, I forgot it was an end grain board. To prevent tear out on the end grain board I would make a little bit of a climb cut first. Then switch to the other end to finish and move back toward where you started the other cut, that make sense?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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