I have had a little knowledge, so I pick up a product and use it, until I
realize I can't anymore.
I am routing a shape to the bottom edge of some 5/8" mdf for the rim holding
my plastic into a fluorescent light housing, 1/4" plywood box sides. I
would use L but my ply wasn't wide enough. I am experimenting with a 1/4"
beading and 1/4" roman ogee bit. Both of these have guide bearings, and the
routers upside down, so the bearing is on top w/ the bit spinning
counterclockwise. I have laid the mdf flat and touted a roman ogee, ok b/c
the cut is on my side, and I have also tried the alternative, supporting the
piece on its edge by hand pressure, cutting on my side, which gives waves
b/c I can't hold it perfect, bad.
So logically I tried to set up my plastic fence, which only sets up to the
rear side of the table, which means that, though precisely positioned, the
cut would be also whipping the stock through at the same time as cutting.
This may be called climb milling in some circles. I don't want to end up
in a fight with my motor to see who can hold onto an 8' long piece of mdf.
So is this safe? Or can I push from the left side of the table with this
set-up?. I don't know, something is telling me things go only from right to
left, for some reason.
Do I need to make my own fence and clamp it to the table on the side of the
bit closest to me, and then push right to left so when the stock pushes out
there is no stock to grab into? Is there any difference between this and my
first idea to push left to right with the fence behind?.
Is there a way to do this with a fence?