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Posted: 06/17/21 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pulled out my mini router, and stuck in it a straight router bit with a bearing on the bottom.

Time to trim off the excess walnut that I just glued into place.



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Posted: 06/17/21 10:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This was one of the few times that I violated the normal rules of using a router.

In this pic, the left side is normally how a router would be used, if the bit is rotating clockwise, then the router should move from right to left, based on the red arrow being the router direction, and the black arrow being the rotating direction of the router bit.

However, since the walnut that I am trimming, is very thin, there is very little danger of the router bit grabbing the work, and pulling itself into the work.

However, using the example on the left, it is very possible to "chip" the walnut.

What I did was go the opposite way. (right side, router bit direction is black arrow, and blue arrow is router direction). I had no problems with the router grabbing the work, and pulling the router forward, uncontrollably.

If I was cutting more thickness than the 1/32" - say, 1/2 to 3/4", that would be an entirely different story. In that scenario, the router will grab the wood, and pull itself into the work, which is NOT a good thing. Be Careful!!!



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Posted: 06/17/21 10:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is a rough draft of a possible drawer front, with black walnut. These are just sitting there, not glued into place, just to see how it would look.

It does provide a little contrast.



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Posted: 06/18/21 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fulltimin wrote:

This is a rough draft of a possible drawer front, with black walnut. These are just sitting there, not glued into place, just to see how it would look.

It does provide a little contrast.



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Will this be routed in to be flush or set on top to provide a visual ant tactile feel? Either way, I like the contrast.


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sundancer268 wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

This is a rough draft of a possible drawer front, with black walnut. These are just sitting there, not glued into place, just to see how it would look.

It does provide a little contrast.



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Will this be routed in to be flush or set on top to provide a visual ant tactile feel? Either way, I like the contrast.



That's a good question. I really hadn't thought about it much, I just figured I'd set it on top of the plywood.

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Posted: 06/18/21 10:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a quick look at the drawers with only the top of the drawer visible with the walnut covering the plywood edges.

It shows a little contrast. Not enough to suit me, so I'll have to add some walnut to the fronts as well.



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Here's a picture of one of the drawer fronts. he red arrow is pointing to the thin piece I glued to the top of the drawer front.

You will notice the red arrow shows the top piece sticks out over the front just a little bit.

I figured that would work a little better, if I butted the piece in the front up against the top piece, and then trimmed the top piece off after gluing.

With a couple of coats of Por 15 on top of them both, should help strengthen things there.



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Posted: 06/18/21 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quick survey .... Put the walnut on top, or rout the drawer front out, and mount it flush? Whatta ya think?

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fulltimin wrote:

Quick survey .... Put the walnut on top, or rout the drawer front out, and mount it flush? Whatta ya think?


I vote to route it out and install it flush.


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jtaylor1920 wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Quick survey .... Put the walnut on top, or rout the drawer front out, and mount it flush? Whatta ya think?


I vote to route it out and install it flush.


I vote the same

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