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Default burning cherry when routing

Anyone have a fix?
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Originally Posted by dgauss View Post
Anyone have a fix?
more information to start...

what do have for equipment...
what kind of routing are you doing???
how big of bite are you taking???
whose brand of bit????
when's the last time you cleaned and sharpened the bit...
and all the other details it will take to help you out...

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Hi David and welcome to the forum.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Originally Posted by dgauss View Post
Anyone have a fix?
As you get answers for Stick, all of which need to be answered for complete solution of your problem, burning is a sign of a too slow feed rate. One thing I had to learn the hard way, after starting a (very) small fire, was don't try to take too much at one time. Are you making grooves/dados or through cutting or some kind of edge treatment?

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If your burning Cherry in the wood stove it gives off a nice smell. Burning Cherry not a lot of info.
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I suggest you resolve the issues Stick suggested. Clean and if it needs it, sharpen the bit, and take smaller bites each pass. Work on developing a smooth, correct feed rate. The bit can look OK but still have all these issues.

Found a YouTube video on the selection, care, cleaning and sharpening of router bits. It includes ads for Legacy brand products, but the information is basic and useful. here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBcAT0ZzNVc
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This is Norm Abrams on routers. Comes in a couple of parts on YouTube. Here is the first one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-YeSZ5dW90

This is part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKPDxOzVME0

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