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Bandsaw plus router

Dick Coers
It cuts a lot easier with the router if only cleaning up the edge. I usually rough it out on the bandsaw about 1/8" from the line, then hit it with the router on a trammel. I've done big 8/4 table this way, up to 60" in diameter. On the big work, I've cut half way through on the trammel, then from the back side with a flush trim bit. Also used a top bearing pattern bit to get more depth from one side. Love the 1 1/4" diameter pattern bits from Freud. The increased diameter cuts cleaner and less chance of chip out when going against the grain.

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