|Forum topic by nailbanger2||posted 12-30-2013 02:57 AM||799 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-30-2013 02:57 AM
I just flattened my board, and I ran into a problem. I am having tear out on the walnut parts.
I don’t think the router did this. I used a dish cutting bit from MLCS that stated the bottom was flat. Not exactly. I ended up with a scalloped, or fluted finish. The first side I used my ROS with 80 grit on it to even it out so I could flip it and flatten the other side. Once that side was done, I used a belt sander with 60 grit briefly, then went with the ROS. I think the belt sander did the tear out. The router bit is not a problem any longer, as I won’t use it again.
Has anyone had this happen to them? I haven’t worked with walnut end grain before, and the walnut is the only wood affected. Is there a food safe filler I could use? I can reflatten, but I’d rather not. This is the first one I’ve done, and will be sitting on my counter, whereas I’d like to figure this out before I make one for another niece’s wedding.
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