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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have been routing relief carving type signs lately, but am having problems keeping the routed out areas flat. I end up having to sand out all the small rings and trails that the router bit leaves behind. I use a straight plunge bit to route out a flat area. Are the rings and trails caused by the router's vibration? Is there anyway to minimise this?

Does anyone have any tips?

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Hello Victor, I have in the past routed out many relief signs and found the same problem as you. My cure is to use a small chisel upright at 90 degrees to the wood and use it like a cabinet scraper. This does take a little time and patients but is worth the effort. I hope this is of some help to you.
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If you have the room use a flat bottom bit,use the one called a bowl and tray bit it has radiused edges. I haven't used for signs,but have for inlays and it does a fine job. Relax take your time and enjoy the work.

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Jerry has it right the flat bottom bit is the best bit to use when you want a smooth surface.

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If you have the room use a flat bottom bit,use the one called a bowl and tray bit it has radiused edges. I haven't used for signs,but have for inlays and it does a fine job. Relax take your time and enjoy the work.

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Thanks much for your suggestion. I ordered a Bowl and Tray bit with a 7/16 diameter. I will see how it works. Do you know if anyone produces them any smaller than 7/16 ?
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Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try.
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