I am building a guitar amplifier cabinet and have some questions about
making the joints.
I am not doing finger/dovetail joints yet.. just using kind of a butt
Looks like this
A |_______ _
- - B - |
The top is .. well the top.
There is a notch in the top that is 3/4 in deep (B) to take the side
of the cabinet
There is a lip that covers the top of the side (A) that is 1/4 inch
Since the plank is 3/4 wide (C=1/2 inch.. therefor A+B=3/4
Anyway.. Ideally this would be done with a dado.. but I dont have one.
I do have a router and table and that is where the question comes in.
I have to do the cut in mulitple passes. I can only take off about 1/8
of an inch at a time.
When I am cutting I am noticing that in addition to sawdust there are
curls of wood (as if I was using a plane)
I can only cut about an inch every 4-5 seconds.
When I cut across the grain there is a considerable amount of buring.
Is this normal? I am assuming I am doing something wrong.. just dont
Burning when crosscutting? Curling when cutting? Cutting 1/8 deep by
1/2 inch at a time?
I really would appreciate any help. I have looked through several
woodworking books and havent found anything
pertinent to this situation.
I had cleaned any gunk from the bit before I started routing.