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lumberjoe

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614 days ago

What size bit do you generally use? I’d like to put some finger grooves on the ends of my boards. They are generally somewhere between 1 1/2” and 1 1/4” thick. I bought this bit today but I think it may be too wide. The cutting diameter is 5/8”. I haven’t used it yet and am thinking of exchanging it for the 1/2” cutting diameter bit.

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#1 posted 614 days ago

So far , I’ve used the 1/2” roundnose for my juice grooves , but haven’t made any with routed handles / finger grips yet.
I think if the board is very large , you might want to use the larger bit just to keep things in scale , and make it easier to grip.

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#2 posted 614 days ago

“Blood grooves”... “finger recesses”...??? This is a woodworking site! You could cause a panic with terms like that!

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AandCstyle

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#3 posted 614 days ago

Joe, there was a somewhat similar string a few days ago and a 5/8” bit was suggested. Since many chefs are males it is better to make the groove larger than to make it smaller. FWIW

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#4 posted 614 days ago

Dusty, good point. A 5/8” blood groove may be too big for a small board. Art, also a good point. So rather than return this, I think I will add a router bit to the collection.

Stumpy, good call! I may need to tone down the gore a bit :)

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