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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 09-25-2012 03:09 AM 1563 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiser1934

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09-25-2012 03:09 AM

any input on getting rid of burn marks after routing a corner on a board??

-- wiser1934, new york


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 03:53 AM

If your cutter is known to be sharp and you burned due to going slowly, just set it a hair deeper and make another pass at a faster rate. (Dont stop your cutting motion while bearing on the work piece)

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 03:39 PM

Burns happen. Sandpaper or a scraper.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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ROB_IN_MN

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 05:00 PM

don’t stop while the board is in contact with the bit. that’s what causes the burn. Slow, steady and don’t stop is the best way to avoid burns.

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 05:06 PM

Some wood, like cherry or purpleheart, seem to burn no matter what. But like said above, steady, solid movement, never stopping is the trick. Also might want to do two cuts, as a deeper cut may bog down the router and slow down the cut, causing heat and burn. Just once you start, commit and don’t stop, or pull off if necessary to keep it from burning.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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NiteWalker

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 12:18 AM

Most burning occurs from too slow of a feed rate with the router.

+1 on taking another light pass to clean it up. Keep the router moving at a brisk pace.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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wiser1934

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 01:54 AM

thanks evderyone

-- wiser1934, new york

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