|Forum topic by JeremyMorgan||posted 06-04-2013 03:42 AM||2369 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-04-2013 03:42 AM
I’ve got a project which involves cleaning up a couple dozen “tree cookies”. I need to flatten and thickness them. This evening I built a router sled which is working well but I am considering upgrading bits. The largest bit I currently have is a 3/4” straight bit. The two bits I am looking at are a 1 1/4 dish carving router bit which wouldn’t reduce the number of passes but would hopefully leave a better surface. The other option is a Magnate 2705 1 1/2” surface planing bit. This would cut the number of passes I have to make it half, assuming that I can still take the same depth of cut (I was going for about a 1/4” at a time on my test pieces).
Anyone have any thoughts or experience with something like this?
-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/