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It's just a guess but it does look like white oak to me but then there's very little to work with.
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Barb,

I just looked back through this post to try to see exactly why you had the problem that you did, and then looked at Amazon for your model of Makita router to learn more about it.

For edging your projects I would have used the fixed base on the router and not the plunge base. I would also have made and installed an offset base to give me more router base surface, so it wouldn't be so easy to tip the router while doing the edging. Something like the base plate in this video, but I would prefer making it from clear Lexan so I could also see through it. The extra side handle helps you keep the router at 90 deg when doing the edging. You would hold this extended part of the base down and toward the center of your sign as you route the edge detail around all four edges of the sign to keep the router from tipping.


Another option for edging would be to use a router in a table. This would positively keep the router at 90 degrees to the work.

A plunge base with the plunge stops is great for routing the letters of your signs. You can even preset the stops for several different cutting depths. but a plunge base is not the best choice for trying to rout the sign edging, and the base on your router is so small that it's easy to tip the router as you try to rout the edges of your signs, causing it to dig in and ruin the edge. Since you have both bases, you should learn the benefits of both and use each where it will give you the best advantage. Also make or buy a bigger base plate for use with the fixed base when doing the edges.

I also made a larger oval base for the plunge base of my DWP611 that has extra handles (cabinet knobs) on the extremes of the oval base that I use when routing lettering in signs. Rockler sells a similar base #59811, but their's is a larger round base. The two handles make it easier to free hand guide the bit to follow the lines of the pattern.



Now, how about explaining in detail, maybe even with pictures, what is wrong with the plunge base of your DeWalt DWP611. Maybe I can help you fix it. Consider sending me a PM for this.

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Charley, I think that you meant to post this in Barb's thread: https://www.routerforums.com/lobby/1...ml#post2002505

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With just a casual look at the end grain, and the fact that it is a midwestern tree. I would agree with Tom and say that it looks like a green ash.
One way to zero in on that theory, would be to closely look at the bark and see if you see small (3/16") D shaped holes spaced about 2" to 3" apart. If you do, it was likely killed by the Emerald Ash Borer that has killed an estimated 5o million ash trees in the Midwest. Good hardwood species with a somewhat boring grain pattern. It's what the majority of baseball bats are made of.
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Jim; does the wood have a distinctive smell when it's freshly cut?
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Staghorn sumac.Please help!! What is this wood species??-sumac-bark.jpg Your bark and looking at the grain end coloring my guess is sumac.
Not good for much of anthing but quick burning.
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The bark pattern looks the same. The ash just previously pictured has flakes of bark. This sumac picture has very minor ridges that almost look weathered and eroded just like the OP's picture.

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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It does look very similar.
What was the diameter of that log? Our Sumac is considerably scrawnier than what I assumed that log to be(?). It's also a shrub rather than a single trunk, although I understand it sometimes grows as a small tree.
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The log in the picture was about the same size as the one in Tankridxxl's picture. sumac's will vary in trunk size due water intake and sun. They will grow and clump together and may develop as shrub.i have a good number in my front tree line so i've had to deal with them. A lot, hard to get rid of.
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The nursery doesn't really tell you how much they like to colonize...
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