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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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While working on my current box which is pretty much a duplicate of the one I just finished and posted, but some modifications and change of wood, I ran into a problem. I am using maple and walnut this time, with the base being some birdseye maple, I went to cut the faux feet into the wood grain ends and when I pushed the maple into the roman ogee bit, it wanted to push back toward me and I ended up with some bad tear out and destroyed the feet. I used the same exact procedure and bit and height as the previous box which was padauk. Now I know maple is a much harder wood, why is this happening? I figured I already messed the base up so I tried the other end and the same thing happened. A 3rd try produceed the same results. I did not experience this on the long grain ends, only the end grain ends. Do I need to slow the router speed down, speed it up or what? Take lighter cuts? What could be going on? It worked so well on the padauk, but horrible results on the maple. I think the router is running at a pretty high speed, but not sure if that is the problem or not.

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Hi Bob

I would try " lighter cuts" say 1/16" ea. pass...
One more thing you may want to try flip the board over, check the wood grain to see if you are going up hill on it...or down the grain..


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I Would Definately Try Taking Thinner Cuts, The Thinner The Cut The Easier On The Router, And For The Speed Obviousely You Would Think The Higher The Speed The Easier The Cut But I Have Not Used Many Different Types Of Wood Sorry I Camt Help Much. Jeff
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