Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut, US
How big is the raised panel bit?
What are you using a router 3 1/4hp?
As JB mentioned, go slow. and set the speed to 8,000 - 10,000.
Normally on a hardwood, like oak, it's best to do 3 passes. You take a little more off with each pass. The 3rd, final, pass is just to clean-up. You'll usually need to do some sanding to get smooth. The stain, or whatever you used, could of raised the grain also. You'll usually need to do some light sanding after the first coat.
"My greatest creation wasn't made with my hands,
but my heart goes into everything I do." Craftsman Jay
Last edited by craftsman jay; 02-18-2011 at 11:06 PM.