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post #1 of 2 Old 01-05-2008, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Burn marks from router

Hello, this is my 2nd post on the site. I got some great information from everyone after my first post so I'll try again. I use a small trim router in my shop. As I use the router on the long edges of the boards (along with the grain) there is no problem and it turns out good. As I use the router on the other sides (against the grain), it really burns the wood. Is there anyway to lessen or even eliminate the ugly burn marks? My router has variable speed so should I try to slow down or speed up the bit?
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-05-2008, 05:36 PM
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always cut from left to right with the grain (if possible) standing in front of your work. if you do happen to burn the wood while routing, you can reset the depth of your cut like 1/128th and make another pass. then you should be able to sand the rest out.
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