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Looking for some advice...

 

I made an end-grain purpleheart/hard maple cutting board from The Wood Whisperer website... (http://thewoodwhisperer.com/butcher-block-cutting-board/

 

Turned out great, though my wife thinks it's too beautiful to use, which pleases and irritates me at the same time.  I know of a half-dozen areas that could be done better.  Regardless, what I'm looking for help on, as I'm planning to make a few more of these for Christmas gifts, is routing end-grain.  The hand holds routed on the bottom of the board chipped.  Is there a method to reduce or virtually eliminate the chip out?  Scribe the cut out area?  Speed setting on router?  (PC 7518...no power concerns, with a virtually new bit.)  Any advice would be appreciated...

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Hi Steven,

I am very new to woodworking so I am by no means an expert. The only rule I have to offer is to always rout the end grain first, and if it can be trimmed down to size after the routing...make the workpiece oversize route then cut to size. You may even be cutting off too much at a time...1/8" pass at a time until the desired profile may help on wood that is prone to chip out. Even cut the bulk of the material off at the table saw so the router blade has less to remove...I have found this handy on raised panel doors I have been experimenting on. And sometimes it just happens to the best of us....just one of those things !

If you route out the majority of the handhold, then come back and make one more pass taking of just 1/16 or less of material, you should eliminate a lot of tear out.

Hi Steven, 

Depending on the type and style of router bit you’re using, I would suggest a 4 flute with light multiple passes. I would also suggest hot gluing 1/8 or 3/16 thick backer/scrap boards to the sides or bottom to eliminate tear out if using a dull or 2 flute bit. It you’re going to build a handful of these cutting boards I would make a clamp on jig to speed up the routing process and eliminating tear out altogether.   

Thanks, Kevin (and others)...

I was using a 1/2" virtually new Whiteside Double flute and taking multiple passes.  I like the idea of a backer board and making a jig...

Don't know if I can get away with another router bit (4 flute)...buy too many as it is...lol.

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