|Forum topic by Luke||posted 05-24-2011 06:53 AM||1356 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-24-2011 06:53 AM
Hello all, I am making a dado jig that calls for hardwood edges that have a rabbit cut in them to allow the collet to guide the straight bit.
Basically this is what I’m working with, a 2 1/4×3/4” Plywood strip with a 3/8×3/4 maple hardwood strip.
I’m trying to rout a rabbit in the hardwood edging that is 1/8×3/8” I’ve had to re do this thing 3 times now because the router bit is tearing out so much material.
Here is the thing, I am maybe taking off 1/16” each pass, likely less, and am still getting tearout that destroys the whole edge peice.
Its a brand new frued 3/8 straight bit so I know its sharp and not gummy or grimy, running the bit at a faster speed int the router table, but I am stumped, and frustrated, I totally lost it in the shop today because of the 3rd try and still had bad chipout.