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AW Extra 10/25/12 – Get the Burn Out

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Get the Burn Out

By Dave Munkittrick

Arrgh, another burned cut! Don’t you hate it when this happens? Here’s a fix. Shim out the workpiece with thin cardboard and take a second light cut. Burning most commonly occurs on end grain or when you use a dull bit. Feeding the workpiece too slowly also can cause burning.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker July 2004, issue #108.

July 2004, issue #108

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