Hi I need to cut a 3/4" wide slot 5" long through my piece of wood. The wo
od I am cutting is 8"x 8"s x 3/4".
I have roughed out a 1/2" slot. When I tried to cut the 3/4" slot it grabb
ed the wood and chipped off the front edge. I understand grain and why it
happened (climb cutting). Does anyone have advice on how to accomplish thi
s task. The slot is to long for the table saw. I can use a mortise and t
enon machine but was hoping to use the router table with one pass. I am go
ing to use a 1/4" diameter router bit with light cuts to finish unless ther
e are any suggestions. Thanks
You seem more savvy than me. But, FWIW, I would consider
shallower cuts and the use of a fine rasp (near the front edge,
since that is where you had issues).
The slot is to long for the table saw. I can use a mortise
and tenon machine but was hoping to use the router table with one
pass. I am going to use a 1/4" diameter router bit with light
cuts to finish unless there are any suggestions. Thanks
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:10:57 AM UTC-8, k wrote:
If you have a small-diameter circular saw blade, two plunge cuts can define the
sides of the slot; then a short bit of router work can trim the ends.
Turning the whole slot into sawdust seems a waste of time and energy.
Starting with a half-inch slot is definitely wasting energy.
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