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Forum topic by dpwalker posted 11-29-2010 07:34 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dpwalker

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11-29-2010 07:34 AM

I routed pieces for 2 jewelry boxes with the same bit on the router table on 2 different days. On the pieces from day 1 & day 2 the profile is inverted.

I am not very expirience with routers (or woodworking in general) but what went wrong & how can I correct it? This is probablly a dumb question with an easy answer, but I am stumped!

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 07:40 AM

The cutter is the same, the alignment of the wood is unique: left was done vertical, right was done horizontal

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 10:53 AM

The bit height or fence was moved.

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 03:02 PM

Traupmann you are correct. Looking at it now I can clearly see my mistake. Thank you

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 03:22 PM

I have soooo “Been There And Done That”....lol. Thanks for making me feel better about my little mishap a while back. Yes! I am not alone!

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 03:53 PM

Luckily I noticed the difference during the dry fit. I hate to think that I could have glued it up that way.!

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#6 posted 11-29-2010 09:43 PM

Thats not to bad of a mistake. I cut a trim piece, routed it, sanded it, and was ready to stain it friday when i realized it was 2 inches to short ha just toss it in the scrap pile and save it for another project down the road.

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