Take more passes with lighter cuts, and try moving the router faster.
Router burn can be difficult to remove on some woods. The easiest way is to
take a light cut for the last pass, removing any previous burn marks.
End grain is a little more susceptible to burning. One remedy is to make
first pass a little shallow and then a final cut at desired depth. If not
practical because of matching adjoining sides, just try a second quicker
pass at same depth. Then the sanding.
Thanks all for replies.
I got a piece of advice,but havn't tried it yet but it sounds feasible?
the advice was to wet the the wood a bit(damp) and then route across the
grain and a light sanding when dry.
You really shouldn't be scorching with pine. You should make sure (as
already mentioned) that your bit is sharp, that you're not cutting off too
much at once (1/16" at a time?), and that you're not moving too slowly.
Michael White "To protect people from the effects of folly is to
fill the world with fools." -Herbert Spencer
The3rd Earl Of Derby (in
3Bvzg.109996$ email@example.com) said:
| Why is the wood scorching when I attempt to cut across the grain
| and I'm doing fine going with the grain?
Scorching is caused by an overheated bit. Bits overheat when they're
dull and when they're fed at a speed that doesn't remove enough chips
fast enough to carry the heat away.
Make sure your bits are sharp and that your feed speed is adequate.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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