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I am facing a piece of molding and find that there won't be enough flat wood to run the wood on the outside of the bit. It seems that if I run the wood in the opposite direction I should be able to run it between the bit and the fence...

Should/shouldn't I...? Precautions...? Other ideas...?

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Check out this thread, Nick. That same question was just brought up! Short answer, DON'T DO IT!!

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...8700-safe.html
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Nick, the wood will be the same size on either side of the bit so why do you feel this would make a difference? The answer is NO, you never trap the wood between the bit and the fence for an edge cut unless you want to test your health insurance.

Some more information is needed before we can suggest an alternate method.

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I am facing a piece of molding and find that there won't be enough flat wood to run the wood on the outside of the bit. It seems that if I run the wood in the opposite direction I should be able to run it between the bit and the fence...

Should/shouldn't I...? Precautions...? Other ideas...?

Thanks in advance...Nick
Attach it to a manageable sized piece that's taller than it with double sided carpet tape, stick another piece of scrap atop the backing piece which will ride along the fence, and run it through normally.

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If you have a drill press, you could hook up one of these and run it between a fence and the drum.

That would be similar to your router based solution, but less likely to kill someone should things go awry.

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I am facing a piece of molding and find that there won't be enough flat wood to run the wood on the outside of the bit. It seems that if I run the wood in the opposite direction I should be able to run it between the bit and the fence...

Should/shouldn't I...? Precautions...? Other ideas...?

Thanks in advance...Nick
Picture here may help. Don't quite understand "enough flat wood".
Short answer is no, need more info to find the right answer.

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I am making a guess that there are no flats left at the edges. It's better, if you can, to leave a little bit of flat at the edges and cut them off after.

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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"Ditto" to everything that has been said - I have always said that the smartest man is the man that knows what he does not know?
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Lesson learned...thank you all for sharing your wisdom...and the additional thread info...especially for a better way to do it. Using another piece of wood to give the needed surface area will work...obvious value to ask before do...thank you...
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"Ditto" to everything that has been said - I have always said that the smartest man is the man that knows what he does not know?
Looks like my "don't know" list is longer than I thought...thank you...
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