I'm going to put a rebate in a pine door (french doors/lap koint), and am
curious to know whether routing over the centre of a knot would cause a
I'm going to seal the knots first but am worried that the force of the
router might knock it out?
Any help welcome.
Matt, it's kind of hard to tell with knots. You can run the router over
one of them and it will be fine. The next will blow out like it was
shot out of a cannon.
I would take very light passes over the knots so as not to allow the
router bit to get a good grip on the them.
What are you going to seal them with? Epoxy?
Thanks for your info Dave. The knot compound is Colron Kotting compound, it
doesn't give a description on the tin but judging from the smell (it smells
solvent based) it's a resin compound.
Any ideas on the router speed, full steam or slow rpm?
Using the turner's friend, thin cyanoacrylate glue, is always a
possibility. It will hold knots and close cracks in wood (or in your
fingers for that matter; LOML, a florist, swears by it for that
purpose). Of course even with the knot secured, it still behooves you to
take it slow and to use the sharpest possible cutter. I've cut rebates
and slots and dovetails in rather knotty southern yellow and white pines
after using cyanocrylate.
If the knot is kind of dark and has a blak ring arround it, it is a
loose knot and more likely it will come out, but if it is little dark
and has not ring arround it, it is most likely a tight knot and the
chance that it will come out is much less.
However if you pass several shalow pass on it, you will be much safer.
Even if it comes out, yoy still can glue it back.
On Saturday 29 Jan 2005 5:05 am, mac davis scribbled:
"A recess worked on the edge of a piece of wood over part of its
thickness to form a bed for another part."
From "Woodworker's Dictionary" by Vic Taylor
Often misspelled "rabbet", but "rabbit" is the more commonly accepted
spelling on the wreck.
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email
As any experienced fisherman knows, that's what you do with a hook, when
that fishie manages to remove the first worm without getting caught.
In woodworking, a somewhat archaic term with the same meaning as "rabbet",
a form of joinery that a craft master _always_ delegates to his journeyman.
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