Does size matter?
I am making puzzles for my youngest grandchildren. I need more than one of each so I made a pattern for all the various ones. I wanted to make them out of pine (3/4"). I used a 1/8" pattern bit to make them. The problem is that on the up swing, against the grain, as I reach the top to pass over and go down on the grain it rips off a chuck of the wood. I thought of three possible solutions; 1) back cut on all of these areas, 2) use a larger dia. bit or 3) slower speed. What do you think?
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