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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks. Glad to be among experts. I didn't know you post in categories, so I posted my question today under Introductions. Am re-posting under table-mounted routing as I should have done at first. My question:

I've glued 1/4 inch thick strips of 7/8 wide oak to the front and back edges of a 3/4 inch oak plywood panel that's about 20" wide including the strips. I want to flush trim a sixteenth or so off each side using my router table (Kreg table and fence). I thought this would be a snap...

BUT, I'm trying to use the fence to keep the wide panel vertical, but edge of the quarter inch strip won't fit under the fence, so it prevents the panel from going vertical. Do I need some kind of aux fence, or ?? What's the proper setup for flush trimming?
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Flush trimming is probably done more easily hand-held, with an auxiliary base-support surface clamped to the board being trimmed.

One alternative on the router table would be to attach two parallel auxiliary fence face strips to the fence, so the projection from the edging would extend underneath them, allowing the bearing on the flush-trim bit to touch the surface of the board. Having a tall fence is helpful to avoid wobble, of course.

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Thanks much, Ralph.

I thought about the aux fence pieces, so I wasn't too far off. Also thinking about a trim router. That's a really good thought.
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