The need to sand after routing

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The need to sand after routing

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I am fiding that I have to significantly sand my projects after carving. Any suggestions on how to decrease the need to sand? I am using ash and oak.

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Re: The need to sand after routing

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There are many factors that come into play. It's not really possible to answer without knowing more about what it is that you are making.

Just facing or pocketing with a flat end mill will bring up different points then 3D with a ball nosed end mill and V-grooving, or periphery milling.

Can you be more specific?
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Also, photos will help in providing meaningful suggestions.
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Re: The need to sand after routing

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I am making a 3D with a ball nosed end mill and v grooving a banner. From the clip art. However my pockets also require sanding (not as much), All my bits are sharp. I have tried slowing the speed and that helps some.

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Re: The need to sand after routing

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What sort of stepover are you using on the 3D?

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Re: The need to sand after routing

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I am trying to get a picture for you from my phone. Just trying to figure out how.

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10 percent

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I my internet access is so slow here I am not able to up load the jpg file to send to the group.

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I my internet access is so slow here I am not able to up load the jpg file to send to the group.
You may want to email the photo to yourself so you can reduce the file size before you try to upload it.
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Rcnewcomb wrote:
I my internet access is so slow here I am not able to up load the jpg file to send to the group.
You may want to email the photo to yourself so you can reduce the file size before you try to upload it.
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Great tip Randall,
Never thought to do that. I usually have to go back and resize in paint shop before I upload.
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sample
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Re: The need to sand after routing

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What is the bit you are using?
How many flutes?
What is your feedrate?

Also, is the "dimple" part of the design or is the Z axis a bit off?
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Re: The need to sand after routing

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1/8 ball nose 2 flute.
50.0 feed rate
And that is a wave in the design.
It is a large tree, that has 5 panels to make a family tree 48 x 48 so there a lot of waves like that in the design.
I thank you for any help you can provide.

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Re: The need to sand after routing

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More details or photos will make it easier to offer specific answers, but here are a few common suggestions:

Use very sharp bit
Use different bit, maybe a downcut type bit or different # of flutes
Apply sealer to wood before cutting
Change direction of cut
Change cut depth, take lighter cuts
Change router speed
Change feed rate
Cut design twice, or cut the outline again, to remove fuzzies
Run the board through a planer after cutting, to remove the top 1/32 or so of the board
Try different wood with same setup, see if cut quality changes.
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Re: The need to sand after routing

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Awesome, Thank you

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