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Default First table style routing gave infeed and outfeed problems

This where theory and practice seem to be separate.

I did my first table routing job with a straight but crude fence just clamped into place on my work surface. The worktable has a removable center leaf to hang the router and so it is not permanently installed.

In handling the piece I had problems with outfeed. With no guide for 90d I was not able to get consistent feed and had some problems getting a smooth pass.

This test job wasn't too critical I had a small box which I wanted to clean up
from having been glued one side. So I ran it through until I got the glue off with an extremely shallow cut. For this piece, I got through the job but I wondered if there is any advice to avoid wobble and nicks or gouges.

I suppose a feather board would be one possibility but, again, there is no guide on the table.
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Well, if the glue was still wet, I'd have removed it then with a damp cloth. If it were dried, a sharp chisel and removal done by hand, scraping. Perhaps, maybe the use of an offset fence, like a jointer fence. Just my thoughts.

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It was dry glue but not normal wood glue. I have method of using tub caulk to make speaker cabinets. Breaking the glue joint on particle board is not a precise science. It's like messing with rubber cement.

The problem was not knowing where to apply the hand pressure to keep in square.

There is a pivot point created at the outfeed where the waste has been removed. Better control with a hold-down would work on flat pieces but not stuff like box trim.

Starting across the opening on both sides might be one solution. There is no pivot point then and the ends could be trimmed another way with a chisel.


I suppose a straight edge could be attached to a different face and use flush trim. I had good success with flush trim when making the temporary fence.
This was glue up layers where a square edge of the material could be used. And no caulk joinery.
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What I've found best for glue is, use a heat gun to loosen it up. It will scrap off easy after that. Even caulk is easily removed using this method.
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