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....if ya'll think that a ski mounted router would do the job of planing an end grain cutting board rather than using a planer?

I think I know the answer, I just want validation from the experts.

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No problem at all Gene because the skis like I use can be used in all directions so there should be no breakout.

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Tho a router will do; it is not meant for this kind of surface duty.
Better choice: Get the bumps out of it with planes then commit to a thickness sander.
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Tho a router will do; it is not meant for this kind of surface duty.
Better choice: Get the bumps out of it with planes then commit to a thickness sander.
"Tho a router will do; it is not meant for this kind of surface duty."

I rarely disagree with a member, even an anonymous one but having more years of routing experience than the majority of members have been on this earth, I can categorically state that the router is meant for whatever one's imagination can dream up. Sure, many, many years ago I thought that a router was for edge work then I made, and thought that it was my invention, what we all now know is a template guide which enabled me to make fancy shaped male templates from hardboard and rout around them. Years later and heaps of routing later I was fortunate in meeting an expert routologist and the things that I learned about the router made all those years of routing pale into insignificance. It's a bit like saying a screwdriver is only for turning screws, who hasn't at some time successfully used one as: a chisel, a scraper, a lever and I'm sure, many more things. these shots show my original template guide for my first B&D router that looked more like a drill!
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Harry, I'm thinking a bottom cleaning bit (surface planer on a small scale) would do the trick.

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Tho a router will do; it is not meant for this kind of surface duty.
Better choice: Get the bumps out of it with planes then commit to a thickness sander.
Hi Gene:

Yes, the set of skis is the only way to go. (oops, a pivot frame will do it too!)

I would stay away from sandpaper. It will clog the pores of your workpiece and give you a cloudy finish. Instead, I would use:

1. skis or pivot frame. Do progressively smaller depths of cut until you get to within 1/32nd of your final thickness then take the rest down with a cabinet scraper. This will allow you to "fine tune" the end grain and give you a spectacular finish. Harry has some holding frames that will help nicely, too.

2. planer (as above) and then clean with cabinet scraper.

When you're using planes or a planer, make sure you oversize your workpiece just in case of tearout or other imperfections. This is not necessary with a router on skis. However, I wouldn't rely on the router bit for the finished cut. Use a cabinet scraper.

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Harry, I'm thinking a bottom cleaning bit (surface planer on a small scale) would do the trick.
A 1.5" dish cutter is the ultimate for what you want to do Gene.
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