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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Alright Bob what have you done now??? Lokks like something I would do.

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I think I had a "steep learning curve".
Trouble was it was so steep I didnt learn what happened till afterwards.

It was in the router table, and I was running a square of beech (10" x 10" x 1") across it using a sliding mitre fence in a track.
Done that many times before and already ran this piece across once while trying to get a straight edge, but I think my "oops" moment was the beech was not sufficiently wedged against the fence.
The cutter bit in and the wood had nowhere to go except backwards and upwards. It threw the whole shebang off the table, wood and fence combined.
The BANG was so loud that my wife came out of the house and into the garage to see if I was still breathing.

I hadnt noticed the cutter damage untill i had put everything back and was just about to trim the next piece. I glanced at it and at first thought there was wood debris on it. Only when I tried to wipe it off that the true picture emerged.

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Bob - I bet you were "shaken, not stirred". Glad you're OK.
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Sorry to hear but glad you didn't get hurt...PHEW...

...but I have a question...was the wood between the fence and the bit...? Your description seemed to indicate it was... "the beech was not sufficiently wedged against the fence".

Which fence...the miter or table...?

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The sliding mitre fence is in front of the bit, cutting direction correct (right to left). I'm not that green!
There is a small depth stop on the mitre fence, so the wood was pulled back to the mitre fence, and away from the cutter down to the stop.
But (hindsight is wonderful) The wood edge to be cut was too far away from the fence and i did not have sufficient force away from the cutter.
the wood edge was very angled, first thin slice only cut about an inch along the wood, but the second slice hit a grain twist and the cutter dug in. Game over.
Very annoying, that cutter was very sharp and working well. Shame about the operator.
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The sliding mitre fence is in front of the bit, cutting direction correct (right to left). I'm not that green!
There is a small depth stop on the mitre fence, so the wood was pulled back to the mitre fence, and away from the cutter down to the stop.
But (hindsight is wonderful) The wood edge to be cut was too far away from the fence and i did not have sufficient force away from the cutter.
the wood edge was very angled, first thin slice only cut about an inch along the wood, but the second slice hit a grain twist and the cutter dug in. Game over.
Very annoying, that cutter was very sharp and working well. Shame about the operator.
My apologies...just covering bases...no "green" intended...again, glad you didn't get hurt...

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You are not alone. I did this to a very expensive spiral downcut bit. Not quite as spectacular, but got my attention.
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