What causes scorching?
Absolute newbie (to routing) here. Received a router for my birthday, and as a first small project, made a screwdriver holder out of scraps I had from other projects. Figured I could learn a little about my new tool, and clean up my workbench at the same time. I ended up with some scorching on the pieces I was routing (edge decoration, one piece with cove, another with ogee). Especially the end grain on a piece of poplar.
All of my bits are brand new, never used before. What causes scorching? Is it pace (too slow or fast)? After the first bit of scorching, I started making the cut in multiple passes that did seem to reduce things a bit.
Thanks in advance....