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mbartlett99

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I've just tried to machine a nice gentle bevel on the router table - kitchen doors - and noticed that the start and end have wider cut. Fence seems straight and the table flat. Being careful to feed all nice and evenly.

Any ideas?
 

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Is it the first couple of inches and the last couple of inches exclusively or is it a gradual curve along the whole piece which the bevel deepens towards the end?

If it's the first and last couple inches it may be that your workpiece is "dropping in" on the start and end of the cut, which means it's falling into the cavity with the router bit before it clears the space between the fences.

If it's a gradual curve, it's either the workpiece is not straight, the fence is not straight, or the table is not flat. Since you ruled out the last two did you check the workpiece? For this, I think a bearing guided cutter is the solution.
 

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You need a feather board, to hold the wood at the correct distance from the bit.And then another featherboard to hold the piece flat to the table.

You can get almost the same effect by clamping a piece of wood on the table to keep the moulding pressed tight to the fence, but a feather board has a bit of spring to it and so is safer.
 
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