|Forum topic by Eric_S||posted 06-07-2010 02:06 PM||2331 views||0 times favorited||36 replies|
06-07-2010 02:06 PM
Using a router table is still pretty new to me so maybe you can shed some light on what I’m doing wrong. While still new to one, I have done many cuts on the router table and never had issues. I’m not sure if I had issues this time because of grain direction or what but here is the situation.
I messed up some grooves on the nightstand aprons(they were offcenter from the tenons which they shouldn’t be). I glued a piece back in to the groove so that I could reroute them correctly in line this time with the tenons. I wasn’t paying attention to the grain direction of the reglued piece in relation to the apron though other than it being an edge face. I let the glue dry for a day before rerouting.
As I was recutting the grooves on the edge faces, taking two passes, first 1/4” depth off, then second pass to final depth of 3/8”, a few of the boards seems to want to shoot out the other side.
Most were ok, but a few as I slid it from the right over the router bit, would jerk to the left, some very forcibly. I am using a 1/2” collet 3/8” straight bit by the way. The very first time it happened I was not expecting it and it jumped out of my fingers causing a good sized chunk to chip off the edge. Luckilly I can have it facing inward so the drawers will cover up those mistakes. One piece actually escaped my fingers and shot into the wall. Luckilly the wood wasn’t damaged and neither was the wall or myself. But I dont know why it was doing this. There wasn’t any crazy grain directions going on, but it was the edge face. Can anyone shed light on my mistake? Is it because the reglued piece grain might be opposite of the aprons? Or is it something completely seperate?
Thanks for the help.
-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN