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post #1 of 3 Old 08-30-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Routing cutting board

I'm working on an end grain cutting board, and when it's done, I'd like to cut finger slots in each end and cut a juice groove on it. Does anyone have any suggestions for router bits I should use, and would you recommend using a bit with a 1/2" shank or would a 1/4" shank work?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-30-2019, 12:27 PM
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this bit is the most common for finger grooves.
an "ogee" will also work if you want a fancy groove.
1/4 or 1/2" shank will work well.
take small bites at a time to avoid burning the wood.
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I'm real big on 1/2" shank whenever you can. Less chatter, less chance of coming loose and less chance of breaking.
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