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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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I am using a 1/2" cove bit in my table with a hardwood face on the fence to create a zero clearance profile, so there is no dipping towards the bit. I am cutting a profile round the top of a piece of 3/4"x2 1/2"x5" oak. Each one I make, the measurement across the piece between the top edges of the profiles is 1/16" different from one end of the piece to the other. Stand alone, not worth worrying about but when another piece 1/8" smaller all round is mounted on top it's noticeable Solutions anybody ? Oldrusty
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 04:18 PM
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are your pieces square??
are you using a bearing guided bit???
vertical cut or horizontal...

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If the pieces start out square but don't stay that way then you have to be cutting off some of the wood that registers against the fence.

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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As has been said, I don't think your two long edges are parallel to each other. Make sure your piece is square, then after your rout, measure again and compare.

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Sorry folks, forget this thread. " I goofed. " The slightly slanting grain on the piece in question gave an optical illusion that it was not square. In a better light when I placed the next block on top of it I could see that the spacing was even all the way round. Oldrusty.
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