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kityuser

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some of you may remember that I`ve taken on the task of making a beech kitchen.


well, started to make the 600 door this weekend, all going well except for the burn marks on the end grain when I route it!

I`ve tried working down to the depth I want in steps, and slowing the router down (both work rate and spin rate).

my raising panel cutter does`nt seem to burn it, but my ogee bit burns all of the end grains :cry:

any suggestions for the inexperienced?


cheers
steve
 

Chris Knight

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Steve,
Don't slow the "work rate". This needs to be fast. Push your work past the cutter as fast as you reasonably can in safety and without tearing it to bits.

Do the end grain first then the long grain - that way any tearout can be cleaned up when you rout the long grain.

Doing it this way the work doesn't heat up so much in any one spot.
 
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