I have just completed my cutting board. My book says to ro over it with
a "roundover" bit. I think I have one. How is the best way to do this
and set it up on a router table?
Also, when I ran the cutting board through the planer I got a little
snip on one side. It does not look too bad but is there a way to make
this look better? Sanding maybe?
Snipe is caused by the outfeed side of the fence not being exactly flat
against the cutting board as you pass it by the roundover bit. To prevent
this, you need a shim along the outfeed side equivalent to the thickness of
the amount of wood you're removing with the roundover bit. Or if both sides
of the router fence are independently adjustable, then run the cutting board
a few inches past the roundover bit, adjust the outfeed side of the fence so
it is flush with the part of the board that has passed by the router bit,
then continue pushing the rest of the cutting board past the bit.
1. Insert bit into router
2. Adjust protrusion of bit beyond base plate to give desired cut
3. Turn work piece upside down
4. Move ends of workpiece along router bearing or fence (right to left)
5. Repeat #4 with work piece sides.
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